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New peach cultivars highlight of Stone Fruit Field Day


April 18, 2022

The upcoming Stone Fruit Field Day will address a variety of topics and concerns Florida peach growers face, including production issues such as disease and pest management and training and pruning trees. The highlight of the field day will ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Peaches, Plant Breeding, Stone Fruit Field Day, UF/IFAS Plant Science Research And Education Unit

Citizen science program: Grow your own tomatoes to help address food insecurity


February 28, 2022

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby. Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua County, Broward County, Celina Gomez, Citizen Science, Environmental Horticulture, Featured, News, Orange County, Special Topics

University of Florida faculty joins national team awarded $7.5M USDA-NIFA grant


November 30, 2021

Apple and pecan orchards are growing vulnerable to nonnative ambrosia beetles. Often considered as invasive pests, these groups of beetles cultivate and rely on ambrosia fungi for nutrition. The ambrosia beetles, which make up more than ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ambrosia Beetle, Romina Gazis, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, United States Department Of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Services (USDA-ARS), USDA-NIFA

UF/IFAS investigates sorrel as a new crop for Florida


November 10, 2021

Sorrel is a leafy green plant with reddish-pink flowers. It’s hardy, fast growing, has a variety of uses and UF/IFAS is investigating its potential as a new crop for Florida. A recent field day revealed preliminary findings and input from ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Sorrel, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Fall in Florida is primetime for growing lettuce at home hydroponically, UF/IFAS explains


October 5, 2021

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables grown and consumed across the country that can be grown hydroponically on patios, backyard gardens and more. Florida ranks third in the nation for producing lettuce, with iceberg and romaine as the ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: German V. Sandoya-Miranda, Home Hydroponics, Jonael Bosques-Mendez, Lettuce, Urban Food Production, Urban Horticulture, Vanessa Campoverde
image - papaya trial field at TREC for Chambers Brewer study

Papaya consumer popularity prompts UF/IFAS trial for commercial expansion


July 14, 2021

Highlights: Papaya is an attractive fruit-bearing addition to homeowner landscapes, a key ingredient in savory dishes, and a delicious dessert fruit when picked ripe. South Florida’s climate provides a suitable year-round environment ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Commercial Horticulture, Horticulture, Papayas, Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
backyard garden with raised garden beds

Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond


June 21, 2021

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Backyard Gardening, Columbia County, Florida Vegetable Gardening, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Home-grown Food, Marion County, Orange County, Sumter County, UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Urban Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Gardens, Victory 2020 Garden, Victory Gardens

UF/IFAS Tropical Fruit Tuesdays sows what you need to grow, maintain tropical fruit trees


June 3, 2021

Tropical Fruit Tuesdays offer homeowners and commercial growers the latest information on what fruit trees to select, grow and manage in the Sunshine State’s tropical regions. The virtual workshop, launched as a call to action after the ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Jeff Wasielewski, Mango, Plant Breeding, Tropical Fruit Tuesdays, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Urban Horticulture Broward

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