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Starting May 2: UF/IFAS program connects small-scale growers, entrepreneurs with digital marketing tools


April 25, 2022

In today’s food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells us that communities want to buy from small, local businesses. This is good news for ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Small Urban Farms, Trent Blare, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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Eco-friendly resolutions to top off your 2021 list if you live on Florida’s east coast


January 5, 2021

SOUTHEAST FL. – January 2021 is up and running and many people like to dedicate the first month of the year to coming up with new year’s resolutions that will stick. While most want to forget the events of 2020, a look at what was accomplished ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County, UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County
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Top five eco-friendly resolutions for 2021 just for Southeast Florida


December 17, 2020

SOUTHEAST FL. – [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]What will your resolution be for 2021? If you live in Southeast Florida, there are plenty of eco-friendly opportunities to explore.[/inlinetweet] In 2020, we learned to transform ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Lisa Krimsky, Resolutions, Sustainability, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension Monroe County, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, UF/IFAS Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida


December 11, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elo Life Systems, Genome, Orchid, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, Vanilla
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Applications online to join UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Scholarship Program Introduced


December 1, 2020

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Like to dabble in your community, church, or school gardens? Like giving your neighbor a helping hand on how to grow herbs, vegetables, and fruit? Interested in urban sustainable food systems, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Extension Broward Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, UF IFAS Extension Broward, UF IFAS News
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Florida Sea Grant leads call to action on Greater Amberjack, public input needed


November 16, 2020

FLORIDA – A gap of knowledge surrounding the status and future of the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is the driving force behind a $10 Million project involving the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Conservation, Florida Sea Grant, Greater Amberjack, UF IFAS News, UF School Of Fisheries, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents
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Could the Miracle Fruit be for South Florida? New study uncovers data showing how bountiful it can grow in the subtropics


October 28, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum Dulcificum, TREC, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News
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Blue-green algal blooms polluting your ponds? UF/IFAS scientists empower communities with resources


October 22, 2020

For decades, stormwater ponds have served master-planned communities and commerce parks with environmental and aesthetic benefits. In some cases, these same stormwater ponds, have developed excessive amounts of blue-green algae, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Cyanobacteria, FLREC, IFAS NEWS, Stormwater Ponds, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
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UF/IFAS scientists to develop methodology for measuring crop evapotranspiration using sensors, drones, artificial intelligence


September 30, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The sight of sprinklers running on a rainy day is not uncommon in Florida. The same goes for seeing landscapes scorched by the sun during one of Florida’s sweltering days when irrigation schedules were left unmodified ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Haimanote Bayabil, IFAS NEWS, TREC, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News

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