Protected vegetable production increases
Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017. The number ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
Does your farm operation employ seasonal, part time or full time workers?
Does your farm operation use pesticides? (Even organic or non-restricted use products count here.)
If you answered yes to the questions above, you need to know ... READ MORE
Long & Scott farms is a well-known multigenerational farm in Central Florida’s Zellwood. It all started in 1963 when Frank D. Scott relocated the family farm from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Florida. Hank Scott, the current farm manager, ... READ MORE
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in 2010 is the first major overhaul of the food safety requirements since the 1930’s. Based on this law, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed new food safety rules. The Produce ... READ MORE
Tour a Satsuma Grove on October 11.
There was a time when citrus production was booming in North Florida. In the 1920’s, Jackson County, Florida, was known as the satsuma capital of the world. Satsuma is a citrus variety with excellent ... READ MORE
Do you struggle to keep your greens looking great at your farmers market display? With spring temperatures rising in Florida, you are not alone. Even when you harvest early in the morning of the market day, or the day before; there are some ... READ MORE
A farmer’s path to growing high quality sprouts for the local market
Christine Lindsey is an enthusiastic farmer who specializes in growing sprout and microgreens at a co-owned farm located in Bokeelia, Florida. She is well-known in ... READ MORE
By Lana Nasser
Central Florida’s Southern Hill Farms was not always the well-known u-pick blueberry
operation Florida residents flock to today. The Clermont based family-owned farm originally produced ornamental trees and found themselves ... READ MORE
Here are some pictures of the Mid-Florida Specialty Crops Conference, which took place on November 6, 2015 at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka, FL.
You'll see plenty of pictures of the fabulous greenhouse vegetable ... READ MORE