Volusia County boasts a rich agricultural heritage that comes to life through its vibrant and diverse farms. Recently, I had the privilege of organizing a farm tour that opened my eyes to the fascinating world of agriculture in this charming ... READ MORE
Fungi are known as plants that lack chlorophyll and true plant parts rather they are decomposers that can contain mycelium and mycorrhizae. As a member of the animal kingdom, fungi consist of yeast, toadstools, mold, mildew, truffles, ... READ MORE
Blackberries are a savory fruit for your palate that can diversify numerous meals. Even though the bulk of blackberries are produced in the Midwest you can still grow a staple crop right here in the sunshine state.
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Florida citrus is a hot commodity not just for Floridians but for the overall United States. However, the most gratifying feeling is being able to pick your own fruit fresh from your yard. UF/IFAS has been working diligently to provide farmers ... READ MORE
Wedelia (Sphagneticola trilobata) is an invasive plant that was introduced to Florida in the early 1900s from Central and South America. It was widely used as a groundcover for its daisy-like flowers and fast growth habit. However, it has become ... READ MORE
November 17, 2023 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Volusia County Farm Tour has been a popular fall tradition since 1981. The agriculture industry is the silent engine of the Volusia County economy where local farmers create jobs, feed families ... READ MORE
In the vibrant tapestry of Florida's flora, two plants stand out - the invasive Mexican Petunia and the native Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea). While one has found its way into gardens and landscapes, the other has deep roots in Florida's native ... READ MORE
If you have read anything to do with pasture management you have probably come across the phrase Integrate Weed Management. So what does this phrase mean and how can you utilize it in your pasture management program?
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Living in Florida offers a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the diverse and rich natural landscape. As we appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, it's essential to be aware of the impact certain plant species can have on our environment. ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County is excited to welcome Ashley Stonecipher as the new Agriculture and Food Systems Extension Agent. Ashley will serve as the livestock agent for anyone in the county with beef and dairy cattle, horses, goats, ... READ MORE