Often underrecognized for their contributions to our environment, bats play a pivotal role in keeping insect populations under control while also providing fertilization and pollination services.
Emerging from their roosts at ... READ MORE
What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... 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.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Fragaria x ananassa is the most common commercially produced strawberry worldwide. Strawberries prefer well-drained, moist but not wet, sandy soils that have been amended with organic matter and have a slightly acidic pH of 5.5 to 6.5. They ... READ MORE
Rabbiteye blueberries are the Vaccinium of choice for u-pick and market growers in north Florida as they are less susceptible to late winter or early spring freezes than southern highbush blueberries due to the fact that they produce ... READ MORE
Blackberries are a deciduous crop that thrives in the temperate climate of the southeast. While several blackberry species are native to Florida, wild blackberries tend to produce smaller berries with lower yields compared to improved varieties. ... READ MORE
Known for their distinct flavors, unique textures, vivid colors and superior nutritional content, microgreens are rising in popularity among chefs and health conscious citizens. Used as garnishes for soups, salads, sandwiches and even ... READ MORE