Thanksgiving week is upon on us. It’s a time for giving thanks, spending time with family and enjoying good food. For the farm to table foodies out there, eating local is all the rage. One of the ingredients hard to find locally though, is ... READ MORE
Growing citrus in Florida is challenging whether you are a commercial producer or a hobbyist gardener. Perhaps the biggest challenge to viable citrus production is HLB, short for huanglongbing, the endemic disease that has depleted about 75% ... READ MORE
A: This is one of the more popular inquiries we receive from landscapers and homeowners in our plant clinics. To answer this question, we typically recommend an organic mulch as it breaks down over time and enriches the soil. Examples ... READ MORE
Do you need to apply restricted use pesticides to you or your employer’s farm or business? Do you produce an agricultural commodity such as food crops, or nursery and greenhouse plant materials, etc.? If you or your employer owns or leases ... READ MORE
Local temperatures are expected to reach record lows this weekend, a chilling reminder that occasionally we do experience real winter weather in Florida. Farmers will be working around the clock to protect their cold sensitive crops, while homeowners ... READ MORE
What are the differences between container, B&B, and bare root trees?
After you have selected the right tree for your planting location, next you must decide what kind of tree to get. The three main nursery root stalks available are container, ... READ MORE
Have you heard of the sapodilla tree (Manilkara zapota)?
This tree is native to Mexico and Central America, preferring zones 10B-11. While it can grow in the southeastern and southwestern US, check with your extension office before planting. ... READ MORE
I was recently ask a set of complicated questions about how long Live Oaks (Quercus virginiana) live.
Question: "Is it true that live oaks only live for about 60 years?"
Answer: No. Live oaks can live for well over 60 years, often ... READ MORE
This past summer while on vacation in Tennessee I had the opportunity to take my horse crazy six-year-old niece on her very first trail ride. As the horse-crazy girl of my own generation I felt like I was participating in an important ritual, ... READ MORE
Agriculture means business in the state of Florida. It is the state’s 2nd largest economic driver and the top industry in times of economic downturn. According to a recent report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, ... READ MORE