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
Commercial Pepper growers and local pepper enthusiasts may be interested to know that the 2018 International Pepper Conference is be held in Ft. Myers, Florida from November 4-6.
For the past 38 years, the International Pepper Conference ... READ MORE
No matter ones feelings on tobacco, its production has a long history in the Suwannee Valley Area. Since the 1920's, this area has consistently produced some of the highest yielding and finest quality tobacco in the world. Although planted ... READ MORE