This blog was written by Luis Acosta, a 4-H Teen Ambassador in Miami-Dade County.
“Eat Your Greens!” Most people have heard this saying several times throughout their childhood. Leafy greens are good for the human body because of their ... READ MORE
Growing your own leaf lettuce can be a rewarding and tasty experience, but it's crucial to know the ins and outs of providing the right conditions for a thriving crop. Here's a concise guide to the optimal growing conditions and care for your ... READ MORE
When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State, say University of Florida experts.
Those edibles include corn, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes.
Like many ... READ MORE
BY JESSE MURRAY
Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country.
Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in ... READ MORE
For Germán Sandoya Miranda, a lifelong passion for agriculture began when he was a child playing on his grandparents’ farms in his homeland of coastal Ecuador
As he neared adulthood, studying agriculture was a natural fit. Sandoya ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS team that has released more than 250 fruit, vegetable and other plant cultivars in the past decade is getting even stronger.
Seven budding scientists from around the world arrived in Florida in August to work with Plant Breeders ... 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
Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation.
The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE
Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE
In my last blog, I talked about our the free salad mix gardening kits from the One Seed program here at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. The kits are available at our Twin Lakes Park office, as well as at your local Sarasota County public ... READ MORE