It is essential to understand how prior crops affect the present and what actions can be taken to ensure a successful garden.
When a gardener or a large-scale grower understands this, they can prepare accordingly and prevent or mitigate the ... READ MORE
Most of the food crops we grow in Florida originated in lands far away. If we understand where these crops originated it can help us to grow them more effectively.
Generally, plants that originated from a latitude that Florida shares are ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
Passion fruit is a perennial vine that produces dazzling flowers that turn into uniquely delicious fruit. This plant originates from the tropical regions of South America and is grown throughout the world in warm climates. It grows well in Florida ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock.
Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and dormancy ... READ MORE
Summer is upon us, which for Floridians also means hurricane season and uncertain weather. Caring for livestock in the event of a major storm can be stressful and unnerving, but having a plan will save some anxiety and you will feel prepared ... READ MORE
Do you have a recipe for a spectacular pie or cake? Want to make some money? The cottage food law in Florida can help make that happen. Cottage foods are essentially foods you can make in your kitchen without a food permit that can be sold direct ... 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