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Townies Pizzeria composting workshop

UF/IFAS Extension partners with pizzeria to teach composting basics


July 16, 2024

As a soil biologist and agent for UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County, David Hébert teaches everything from selecting compostable food items to identifying microorganisms. Most recently, he’s done so from within a bustling Fernandina Beach shopping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Amelia Plaza, Compost, Composting, David Hébert, Extension Nassau County, Fernandina Beach, Free, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Lecture, Matt Klabacka, Megan V. Winslow, Megan Winslow, Microscopy, Northeast Florida Fair Association, Partnership, Soil Biology, Townies Pizzeria, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Winn-Dixie, Workshop

The secret lives of orchid bees uncovered: UF/IFAS study reveals unique social behaviors of these powerful pollinators


June 6, 2024

A new University of Florida study reveals insights into the secret social lives of the vibrant emerald green orchid bee known as Euglossa dilemma. Among those revelations is the bees’ ability to transition from living alone to cohabiting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bees, Bumble Bees, Entomology And Nematology, Euglossa Dilemma, Featured Hot Topic, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Honey Bees, News, Orchid Bee, Social Bees, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida

Taller gratuito sobre planificación empresarial y gestión tributaria para agricultores y finqueros en la Extensión de UF/IFAS de Miami-Dade


June 3, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. La operación exitosa de granjas y fincas requiere de sólidas habilidades comerciales para garantizar la viabilidad ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultores, Apoyo Para Personas De Habla Hispana, Comercializacion, Departamento De Agricultura De Los Estados Unidos, Espanol, Extension De UF/IFAS De Miami-Dade, Fincas, Finqueros, FSA, Ganaderos, Granjas, Gratis, Huertas, Impuestos, Impuestos Agricolas, Intereses, Pago De Impuestos, Patrimonio De Herederos Y Planes De Sucesion, Plan De Negocios, Planificacion Empresarial E Impuestos, Prestamos, Programas Disponibles, Revision De Estados Financieros, Spanish, Taller, Taller Gratuito, Taller Sobre Planificacion Y Gestion Fiscal, Texas A&M, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Usda

UF/IFAS horticultural sciences professor elected to National Academy of Sciences


May 7, 2024

The National Academy of Sciences elected Andrew Hanson, Griffin Sr. Eminent Scholar and horticultural sciences professor at the University of Florida (UF), as a member at its 161st annual meeting. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Hanson, David Norton, Griffin Sr. Eminent Scholar, Horticultural Sciences Department, Horticulture, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, John Davis, Meredith Bauer, National Academy Of Sciences, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences
Dried hops

UF/IFAS researchers work to make beer hops a Florida crop


May 7, 2024

Although plenty of Florida’s craft brewers advertise their libations as brewed with state-grown ingredients, a vital ingredient – hops – is not readily available within the Sunshine State. A University of Florida study currently underway, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Apopka, Aroma Test, Beer, Brewers Association, Brewing, Cascade, Chinook, Craft Brewing, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Greenhouse, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hops, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Katherine Thompson-Witrick, Megan Winslow, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Research, Sensory Test, Testing, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Yakima Valley

La temporada de mango del 2024 está tomando forma: los expertos de UF/IFAS ofrecen sus observaciones


May 2, 2024

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. ¡La temporada de mangos ya está aquí!. Los árboles de mango en patios residenciales y sembradíos en el sur de Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abundancia, Almacenamiento, Antracnosis, Arboles De Mango, Aroma, Color, Consumidores, Cosecha, Cuajado De La Fruta, Dr. Charles Sims, Dr. Jeff Brecht, Dr. Yu Wang, Espanol, Fenologia, Floracion, Flores, Forma, Fruta, Frutos, Investigacion, Jardines, Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan Crane, Lluvias, Mango, Mercadeo, Metabolismo, Metabolomica, Patios Residenciales, Plantaciones, Poda, Podar, Productores Comerciales, Residencias, Sabor, Seleccion, Sembradios, Siembra, Spanish, Temporada De Mango, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS TREC, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Variedades, Viento

Attention growers: May 9 hybrid workshop explores climate risks, opportunities for tropical fruit production in Florida


May 1, 2024

What conditions are ideal for farmers to successfully grow tropical fruit in different regions of Florida? Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) say this question is at the root ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: AgroClimate, Climate Change, Climate Risk, Clyde Fraisse, Haimanote Bayabil, Jeff Wasielewski, Jonathan Crane, Miami-Dade County, Southeast Climate Hub, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Research And Education Center, Young Gu Her
Tree stewards

Duval County volunteers keep Jacksonville trees trim


April 24, 2024

Jacksonville, the largest city by landmass in the contiguous United States, is also home to the country’s largest urban park system – more than 80,000 acres of land featuring more than 400 parks. For a decade, a cadre of gloved individuals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 7 Creeks Recreation Area, Duval County, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Parks, Larry Figart, Lauren Chappell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Megan Winslow, Park, Recreation And Community Services, Tree, Tress Stewards, Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Volunteer
therapeutic horticulture

UF therapeutic horticulture program generates zen for students


April 10, 2024

Every spring, vehicles converge at the intersection of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Drive as green thumbs arrive for the annual Wilmot Botanical Gardens plant sale. Although they may not know it, much of the greenery they load into their vehicles ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Ben Sasse, Elizabeth Diehl, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Julie Abrams-Bernier, Kai Tham, Megan Winslow, Plant Sale, Strategic Funding, Therapeutic Horticulture, Therapy, UF, UF Counseling And Wellness Center, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida College Of Medicine, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Wilmot Botanical Gardens

UF/IFAS scientists launch landscape water use survey to enhance water conservation efforts, programs statewide


April 10, 2024

Looking for ways to help save on your household water bill? Wondering how often to irrigate the lawn? Perhaps you are looking at the use of technologies that will help you gauge when and how often to irrigate. A team of University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Horticulture Department, Irrigation, Landscape Water Use Survey, Lawn, Natural Resources, News, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Water Conservation

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