Did you know you can plant artichokes in your garden or landscape as well as eat them? That’s because the artichokes you eat are, in fact, immature flower buds.
It’s a timely topic because Florida’s artichoke harvesting season runs ... READ MORE
Jessica Chitwood-Brown grew up in rural Alma, Arkansas, where she rode horses, fished with her dad and played at the marina.
She also recalls participating in the Crawford County Fair, going to football games on Friday nights, horse ... READ MORE
Poison ivy ranks among the most medically problematic plants. Up to 50 million people worldwide suffer annually from rashes caused by contact with the plant, a climbing, woody vine native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Western ... READ MORE
We’re at the height of the Florida strawberry harvesting season – a time when the state’s growers are doing all they can to make sure consumers can choose from among the best of their favorite fruit at the market.
“It has been an ... READ MORE
A veteran blueberry researcher has been named the University of Florida’s Horticulture Crop Breeding Endowed Chair, recognizing the royalties generated by the fruit varieties he’s developed for global farming and consumption.
Patricio ... READ MORE
Weeds have the potential to reduce Florida’s citrus crop by up to 30% annually. They compete with citrus trees for resources like water, light and nutrients, which can significantly reduce yield and fruit quality.
Goat weed, a native perennial, ... READ MORE
As recently as five years ago, Florida citrus growers did not routinely put protective covers on their trees as part of their grove management. Now, the mesh covers at least 1 million trees on about 17,000 acres, mostly thanks to successful ... READ MORE
Fall is not normally when you find Florida-grown blueberries at the grocery store. But that may change, thanks to University of Florida researchers.
This comes as good news for consumers and growers, who would be able to expand their market ... READ MORE
When you think of decorative holiday plants, you might buy traditional poinsettias. But have you ever considered a caladium at Christmas?
University of Florida scientists want to add caladiums, known for their beautiful foliage, as an option ... READ MORE
The U.S. Agency for International Development announced the creation of the Feed the Future Climate Resilient Cereals Innovational Lab, or CRCIL, to improve lives around the world by making cereal crops more readily available to those most at ... READ MORE