The things we grow ourselves taste the best. Whether it be the measly little tomatoes that cling to the weedy vine that grew out of the compost heap or the slightly holey greens that grow along the garden edges. The flavor of perfectly sun-drenched ... READ MORE
Avocados, historically known as alligator pears, have become very popular over that last decade. They can be spread over toast, mashed into dips, blended into milkshakes, and even pressed for cooking oil. These deliciously creamy fruits (yes, ... READ MORE
Fruit crops, like growing grapes, provide rewarding yields throughout the year when diversifying your plant selection. In other words, choose several types of fruit trees and different cultivars within each fruit tree type. ... READ MORE
Cover crops provide benefits to all types of growers, whether it's hay production, small or large, fruit or vegetable production, or home gardeners. Additionally, beekeepers can benefit from the use of cover crops since cover crops provide nectar ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered how food shopping practices and consumption affects our environment and the planet? Would you like to learn how to select food options that support the community and are better for your health?
“Sustainable ... READ MORE
Hurricane Season Begins
Federal Program Protects Public Safety
GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage ... READ MORE
Throughout our early education, we were repetitively taught about proper nutrition and eating habits. Vitamins and minerals were discussed, the proper amount of each, and the food pyramid was burned into our minds. Without the right balance, ... READ MORE
Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application.
A) Private Applicator
You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE
Papaya fruit production can be destroyed by this pest, the papaya fruit fly (Toxotrypana curvicauda). Papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit has a tender skin when the fruit is young. The tenderness is perfect for the fruit fly. The female fruit ... READ MORE
Today is August 24, 2020 and this morning there was a change in the weather. It is the subtle changes we look for to plant our fall crops or gardens. When our weather begins to cool down over the next month, more and more farmers and gardeners ... READ MORE