Stormwater ponds are commonly seen throughout the state of Florida. Typically, each is built with the intention to prevent flooding by giving rainwater an area of low elevation to run to and filter stormwater prior to it entering larger watersheds ... READ MORE
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and obesity
In the U.S., from 2017-2018, the average daily intake of added sugars from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) was 17 teaspoons per child from 2 – 19 years (USDA, 2020). And 17 spoons of sugar is the ... READ MORE
Celebrated from November 16 through the 23, Farm City Week is a partnership between Farmers and the Community.
The week’s celebration recognizes the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities that make American food safe ... READ MORE
Holiday season is approaching, as well as typical New Year’s resolutions for losing weight and improving health. Many of us will gather with family and friends and be surrounded by a lot of food. Instead of waiting for the new year to start ... READ MORE
Food is the third highest expenditure for the typical U.S. household, representing 11% of total household expenditures, and followed by housing (34.9%) and transportation (16%) (USDA, 2020). Food cost inflation has increased 3% each year over ... READ MORE
During hurricane season, it is essential to take the correct precautions regarding food safety to prevent foodborne illnesses. Besides hurricanes, tropical storms can also cause power outages for an undetermined time.
Learn nine practical ... READ MORE
We're ending our Happy Halloweeding series with one of the spookiest invasive weeds of all - lantana. Lantana strigocamara (also know as Lantana camara) is listed by the Global Invasive Species Database as one of the worst invasive species ... READ MORE
Air potato vine, like the villainous Queen of Hearts, strangles everything in its wake in smothering hearts. It is this week's invasive halloweed.
First introduced to the Americas in 1905, air potato quickly became considered ... READ MORE
As we are experiencing our first cold front of the year and we are settling into pumpkin spice and soup season, it is time to evaluate the nutritional needs of our livestock and if they are in need of additional supplementation. Hopefully you ... READ MORE
Jumping out from the bushes to scare us this week is Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex). Mexican petunia is a Category 1 invasive plant, the worst category of invasiveness used by the Florida Invasive Species Council. Category 1 invasive plants ... READ MORE