Florida agriculture is much more than our hallmark citrus. Producers statewide grow some 300-odd commodities, from avocado to zucchini.
UF/IFAS researchers are continually exploring ways to help Florida farmers improve their crops, and Extension ... READ MORE
If Florida agriculture is on the agenda, chances are Brittany Lee is on—or leading—the committee.
The executive director of the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Brittany is a leader in the Florida agriculture scene and beyond. But ... READ MORE
BY RUTH BORGER
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to produce ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS researchers are working on a decision-support app to help policy makers and growers decide the best regional treatment options for laurel wilt disease, which is challenging Florida’s $35 million-a-year avocado crop.
Laurel wilt ... READ MORE
The Veterans Florida Agriculture Program (VFAP) for military veterans at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) began in 2016 as a partnership with the Hillsborough County Economic Development and Professor Gary Vallad.
The ... READ MORE
FLORIDA. – The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farm worker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State. Agriculture is an essential industry where ... READ MORE
A viral disease that impacts deer around the country can be devastating, but a vaccine shows promise for the $8 billion per year deer farming industry.
The disease, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, or EHDV, is the leading cause of herd ... READ MORE
When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program.
“A ‘sentinel’ is a watcher ... READ MORE
Beep. Beep. Beep. That’s the sound of the alert, telling a citrus grower it’s time to spray fungicide to help prevent fruit from falling off the tree.
When the brand-new fruit falls off a citrus tree, post-bloom fruit drop (PFD), as it’s ... READ MORE
Acupuncture is widely known, but not fully accepted as a form of “go-to” treatment for humans or animals. But whether it be helping a mare overcome unexplained infertility, get a stallion in the right mindset for breeding or bring comfort ... READ MORE