2023 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Agriculture
M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL
Situation: In 2022 agricultural production costs, particularly fertilizer costs, increased the most on record. The USDA forecasts ... READ MORE
With demand for passion fruit growing in the United States, researchers are exploring how domestic production of this sought-after fruit could expand, thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of ... READ MORE
Passion fruit woodiness virus (PWV) is the most important virus affecting passion fruit crops. PWV is transmitted by at least two aphid species. Disease can be spread from infected plants in nurseries to other plants. The Virus can infect passion ... READ MORE
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding.
At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among ... READ MORE
Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a perennial, climbing, woody vine that produces edible round or ovoid fruit with many small seeds. Vines have a productive life of 3 to 4 years. New plantings should be made on a continuous 3-year rotation ... READ MORE
Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County.
Summer is the perfect time for tropical fruit! Luckily, there are several varieties available fresh from Florida--one of them is guava! ... READ MORE