March brings the start of Florida’s blueberry production, harvest and shipping season. The state’s blueberry industry has grown rapidly in the past 20 years. Today, Florida farmers grow more than 5,200 acres of blueberries, producing about ... READ MORE
Sweet corn, a food favorite for many consumers, serves as a major crop for Florida. Earlier research by UF/IFAS scientists led to an even sweeter sweet corn dubbed “supersweet” because it has more sugar than other types of the staple crop.
Now, ... READ MORE
Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across the globe who grow tomatoes in their ... READ MORE
Fox 13 recently visited the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory to showcase the research being performed on marine fish breeding. The lab is the first to successfully breed blue tangs, among other fish. The news station spoke with faculty, ... READ MORE
FAWN, or the Florida Automated Weather Network, is a system of weather stations created as a resource for industry professionals to make informed management decisions in agriculture production. Since 1998, FAWN has monitored dew point, relative ... READ MORE
Question: I'm an entrepreneur looking to start a food product related business in Collier County. But where do I start? How can I find information on business planning, product development and regulations? And what process do I need to go through ... READ MORE
Last week, MREC hosted a tour for up-and-coming UF/IFAS Master Gardeners and talked about projects with researchers and Extension agents focused on agricultural economics, water conservation and plant breeding.
The group went to greenhouses ... READ MORE
Know Your Hay, B, C’s is set for Thursday, May 29 at the Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 West Washington Monticello. Livestock Extension agent Jed Dillard will discuss production, evaluation, storage and feeding practices that will ... READ MORE
By Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension Director 850-926-3931.
Thinking ahead to the warmer months in north Florida, hay producers may be facing a new concern for their bermudagrass fields this coming season. Producers need to more close ... READ MORE