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UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants


April 6, 2022

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

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants

Education and Industry–FNGLA Action Chapter 2/8/22 Event on Alternatives to Glyphosate


January 27, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: CEU, Chemical, Education, FNGLA, Glyphosate, Grass, Growers, Herbicide, Horticulture, Hwooten, Industry, Industry Update, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Lawn, Ornamental, Pest Control, Pesticide, Pesticides, Turf

‘SWFL Fresh’ campaign encourages purchase of local food


June 29, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Consumer, Growers, Local Food, Marketing, Producers, Products, Sustainability, SWFL, SWFL Fresh

University of Florida citrus nutrition consulting program deadline is February 15


February 10, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Citrus Nutrition, Citrus Nutrition Counseling Program, Grove Management, Growers, Leaf Testing, Soil Testing, Sweet Orange, UF IFAS Extension

UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar


February 2, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fernando Alferez, Fruit Drop, Growers, Horticultural Sciences, Pre-harvest Fruit Drop, Tripti Vashisth

UF survey requests citrus grower input to help set research directions


December 8, 2020

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

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Integrated Pest Management, Lauren Diepenbrock, Survey
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White strawberry one of two new UF/IFAS varieties ready for harvest season


December 1, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Consumers, Cultivars, Grocery Stores, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences Department, Pineapple Aroma, Vance Whitaker, White Strawberries

Broward Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals Staying Healthy During COVID-19: Symptoms and Testing Sites


June 5, 2020

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

Category: Health & Nutrition,
Tags: Agriculture And Horticulture Workers, Broward COVID-19 Testing Sites, Broward Health Department, Broward Testing Sites, Commercial Horticulture, Coronavirus, Covid-19, COVID-19 Testing, Department Of Health In Broward County COVID-19 Toolkit, Drive Thru Testing Sites, Face Coverings, Face Masks, Growers, Handwashing, Information To Prevent COVID-19, Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Landscapers, Pest Managment, Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19, Protect Against COVID-19, Stay Healthy, Symptoms Of COVID-19, Tree Trimmers, UF/IFAS Solutions, Walk Up Testing Sites

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