Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases.
To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in other words, ... READ MORE
In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste.
These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE
Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE
Horticulture is HUGE in Florida, and FNGLA is the oldest and largest association targeting the needs of the environmental horticulture industry in Florida. FNGLA stands for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. With a whopping ... READ MORE
Special to The News-Press, May 30, 2020
Southwest Florida is home to a wide range of agricultural commodities, and our farmers are producing some of the freshest fruits, vegetables and seafood you can find. That’s good news for our residents ... READ MORE
By RUTH BORGER
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers interested in participating in the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus nutrition counseling program should register by February 15, 2021.
Last year, ... READ MORE
By Ruth Borger
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus fruit dropping before harvest has been a perennial problem for Florida growers but one that is particularly challenging during the 2020-21 growing season.
Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez of ... READ MORE
By RUTH BORGER
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida entomologist Lauren Diepenbrock is looking to the future of her research program and needs citrus industry professionals to help her see a clear picture. Since arriving at ... READ MORE
BALM, Fla. -- A white strawberry? Not red? Yes, you “read” that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States.
Just in time for the west-central ... READ MORE
COVID-19 is a virus that has affected many individuals and industries across the county and beyond. You cannot watch the news without hearing an update.
Landscapers and those working outside to grow ornamentals, mow lawns, engage in pest ... READ MORE