It has been an exciting year for our artichoke trials in Hastings!
After completing three years of variety trials, we came out with some exciting findings and have been sharing our results!
Back in 2017, our retired director, Gary England, ... READ MORE
Once again, we planted our pumpkin patch at UF/IFAS Hastings!
But this year, we doubled the number of varieties planted! Of the dozen tested, three are meant for seed roasting while seven are ideal for baking. After our first successful year ... READ MORE
Hydroponic plants have long been a staple at UF/IFAS Hastings.
Under the leadership of our director, Dr. Christian Christensen, we are continuing our studies on lettuce and strawberries in hydroponic towers; along with thornless blackberries ... READ MORE
By Wendy Mussoline, UF/IFAS Multi-County Agriculture Agent
When we have that need to satisfy our “sweet tooth” we often choose chocolate or ice cream. If we’re on a healthy kick, then we might make a better choice and satisfy our cravings ... READ MORE
Artichokes are not typically part of your Easter feast, but they are ripe for harvest at the UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture Extension Center. “Green Queen”, “Imperial Star”, and “Green Globe” are on the menu for folks affiliated with ... READ MORE
Pumpkins are making a comeback!
It's been many years since we have offered demonstrations on pumpkin varieties at UF/IFAS HAEC (Hastings Agriculture and Extension Center). A few years ago, our local ag inspector and I were having a chat about ... READ MORE
One of the objectives of the Hastings Plant Triage Lab is to provide rapid diagnostics.
That means providing an answer in a timely manner with the most efficient methods and equipment available to me. That also means being aware of the resources ... READ MORE
After a hot and very wet summer, there was a brief snap of coolness in the air...enough to signal to our farmers that it’s time to plant cole crops. “Cole” is derived from the Latin word “caulis” that means stalk or stem. Brassica ... READ MORE