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Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics


December 21, 2020

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Food Systems, Hydroponics, Morgan Pinkerton, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Systems, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – What is Urban Agriculture?


December 7, 2020

Water Wednesdays in December will focus on Urban Agriculture. Last Water Wednesdays, Dr. Catherine Campbell gave an overview and discussed the benefits and risks of urban agriculture. What is Urban Agriculture? There is no standard definition ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Water
Tags: Community Food Systems, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agriculture, Urbanization, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

FRED’s Wei, Khachatryan Win Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Paper Award


October 15, 2020

Recently published research co-authored by UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department associate professor Hayk Khachatryan and postdoctoral researcher Xuan Wei, along with University of Tennessee Agricultural and Resource Economics Department ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: AAEA, Agricultural Economics, Award, Economics, FRED, Khachatryan, Outstanding Paper, Research, Rihn, Specialty Crop, Wei
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Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?


August 18, 2020

An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and retail ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture
Tags: Apopka, Boston Fern, Fern City, Ferns, Foliage, Horticulture Retail, Indoor Foliage Capital Of The World, Landscape Firms, Ocextension, Production Hortiuculture
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So You Think You Want to Start a Greenhouse Business in Florida


February 27, 2019

Here’s few tips to consider before you get started. There’s a lot to know, but you can learn it in advance to diving in. This will prevent you from making costly mistakes. Have a Business Plan Create a business plan that includes your ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agribusiness, Business, Fertilizer, Greenhouse, Ocextension, Pest Management, PH

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