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Free monthly Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ webinar offers consumers tips on lawns, gardens, composting, much more

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January 23, 2024

Is your lawn showing signs of pests? Looking to give your landscape that tropical Florida native design? Looking for new ways to mulch your garden with some composting basics? The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chris Marble, Compost, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida Sea Grant, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Living Shorelines, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Michael Orfanedes, Mulch, Norma Samuel, Rain Gardens, Rain Harvesting, Taylor Clem, Tree Care, UF/IFAS Broward Extension Office, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Vincent Encomio

UF/IFAS milestone study unlocks arsenal of control methods against invasive thrips parvispinus

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January 12, 2024

The invasive thrips parvispinus is a tiny, elusive insect that has spread across Florida with a growing appetite for a variety of fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops. Since it first emerged in a Central Florida greenhouse in 2020, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Acarology, Alexandra Revynthi, Dade County Agri Council, Dade County Farm Bureau, Daniel Carrillo, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, FNGLA, Growers And Landscape Association, Invasive Species, National Horticulture Foundation, Thrips Parvispinus, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, USDA-ARS

Can urban agriculture sow sustainable food production, resilient communities? Scientists offer a potential roadmap

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January 2, 2024

Urban agriculture is growing food on a small-scale, using venues such as small rooftops, balcony gardens, community grounds, small urban farms and even empty lots of land. While experts tout the benefits of urban agriculture as a ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Jiangxiao Qiu, Nature Food, News, Research, Self-sustaining Communities, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production, Urban Gardening

¿Es la calabaza una posibilidad de cultivo para los productores del sureste de los Estados Unidos? UF/IFAS está a punto de seleccionar la mejor variedad

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December 14, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS. Si ha degustado del arte culinario en restaurantes del Caribe, Centroamérica o Sudamérica, es posible que esté familiarizado ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Auyama, Ayote, Calabaza, Comercializacion, Cultivares, Cultivo, Espanol, Geoffrey Meru, Importaciones, Investigacion, Kalabasa, Mejoramiento, Semillas De Calabaza, Spanish, TREC, UF/IFAS, USDA-SSARE, Zapallo
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¿Qué tan segura es la calidad del agua que recogen los barriles de lluvia en el sur de Florida?

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October 19, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Mucho más que una tendencia, los barriles de lluvia son una solución ecológica a largo plazo para el riego sostenible ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agua, Agua De Lluvia, Bacterias, Barriles De Lluvia, Calidad Del Agua De Los Barriles De Lluvia, Coliformes, Conservacion Del Agua, E. Coli, Espanol, FLREC, Huertos, Jardines, Kimberly Moore, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Muestras De Agua, Niveles De PH, Seguridad Del Agua, Spanish, Techo, Tejado, Tipos De Techos, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS FLREC

Coming to fruition: Students reap real-life experience in Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden

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May 10, 2023

Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are just a few of the crops that were grown this spring in the Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, an experiential learning garden for students. The flourishing fields sit ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, Plant Diagnostic Center, Xin Zhao, Zack Black
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UF/IFAS scientist works to identify, control pest invading beans, peas, legumes grown in Florida, internationally

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April 21, 2023

Bean flower thrips, known by the scientific name of Megalurothrips usitatus, attacks such legumes as beans and peas. In some cases, it can wipe out an entire field of crops. In the past three years, it became established in Florida, Mexico, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bean Flower Thrips, Beans, Entomology And Nematology, GCREC, High Smith, Legumes, Megalurothrips Usitatus, News, Peas, Snap Beans, Thrips, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Entomology And Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center

2023 Flavors of Florida spiced up the night with purple sweetpotatoes, hops and more Florida-produced goodies

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April 6, 2023

Oranges, blueberries, peanuts and corn are just a few of Florida’s delicious agricultural commodities featured in the UF/IFAS tasting showcase, Flavors of Florida, that returned March 23 at the Champions Club in UF’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Local, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alan And Cathy Hitchcock Field And Fork Pantry, Flavors Of Florida, UF/IFAS Research

Serie de Ahorros para el Consumidor: Mantenga sus frutas y vegetales frescos

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November 30, 2022

En esta serie: El aumento de los costos preocupa a los consumidores, especialmente el alto precio de los alimentos. El efecto acumulado de varios años de la pandemia de COVID repercute en la economía mundial. Tie Liu, profesor ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ahorro, Desperdicio, Espanol, Frutas, Serie De Ahorros Para El Consumidor, Spanish, Tie Liu, Vegetales

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