Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals
UF/IFAS researchers are surveying agricultural professionals on the impact of COVID-19. The intent of the project is to capture the stories within the Florida food ... READ MORE
Drop off Opened Suspicious Seed Packages at UF/IFAS Extension Offices
As part of a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and UF/IFAS Extension statewide collaboration, anyone having suspicious seed packages that have ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about industrial hemp and its possible potential to impact Florida’s agricultural industry. I thought I would share what the University of Florida/IFAS is doing to understand how this crop might grow in ... READ MORE
Florida Anise: An Underused Native Shrub
(This article originally appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat on June 14, 2019)
By Mike Fagan
So often when we are planting our landscape, we look at what our neighbors and friends have planted. ... READ MORE
Spring is in the air, and that means temperatures are warming up and tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops will soon be your preferred attire. Once those highs are steadily in the 80s and 90s, any outdoor activity will become coupled with a bottle ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Master Gardeners of Leon County have partnered with the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship to lead multiple educational activities at this year’s Leon County Sustainable Community Summit.
The conference ... READ MORE
Did you know you can feed worms your kitchen vegetable scraps and they will turn it into rich, nutrient dense black compost gold?
UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Agents Mark Tancig and Molly Jameson are hosting a hands-on Vermicompost Worm Bin ... READ MORE
One of the biggest obstacles a vegetable gardener faces is how to supply crops with healthy soil that can support crop growth all season long. Many native soils in Florida are stripped of imperative nutrients that crops need to grow, are too ... READ MORE