Agriculture
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For a few years, University of Florida plant pathologist Natalia Peres has used an ultraviolet light system to thwart strawberry pathogens. more
Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any... more
Agricultural landowners may receive financial and technical assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals, and related resources. more
It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits - including fiber and vitamins C and K - and appreciate how it grows. more
Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding... more
University of Florida scientists want to help South Florida farmers increase their economic returns when growing papaya to meet consumer demands... more
GAINESVILLE — UF/IFAS wrapped up the two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project with guidance that hemp may be a viable commodity for Florida growers in the future, with caution for economic and … more
Over 90% of Florida farms are considered “small farms,” according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s $250,000 revenue ... more
University of Florida scientists have found an explanation for the occurrence of high nutrient loss in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). more
Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism... more
Planning your garden for fall? Don’t let the summer go by without including calabaza in your edible garden. more
The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow their own food and resulted in participants harvesting... more
Pomegranates are sweet, juicy and one day they could grow abundantly in Florida. They taste good, and they’re full of nutrients, including antioxidants. more
A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. more
Sugar cane field burns only account for about 20% of the state’s prescribed fires each year, … more
Florida farmers, ranchers and small business owners spoke up for agriculture during Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Hill to the Field Advocacy Week, June 1-4, 2021. more
What happens if you mix a cacao bean with a vanilla bean produced from a specific Florida-grown vanilla cultivar? The outcome was a winning combination... more
With their research, Boyd and Schumann hope to eventually help growers unleash surgical strikes on weeds – without vanquishing their fruit. more
The UF/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping ™ (FFL) program has just released a new mobile app. It’s called the “FFL Plant Guide,” and it has information on over 450... more
And as consumers around the nation enjoy slice after slice of cool watermelon this summer, they can thank a dedicated network of Florida growers... more
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