CATEGORIES

WAITING OUT THE STORM

USDA Revises Citrus Forecast, but Growers Taking It In Stride

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

UF/IFAS Research Unlocks Vanilla DNA Mystery

Agri NEWS

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

Florida Roots

Longtime Citrus Advocate Bobby McKown Talks About His Career and the Future of Citrus

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

No Experience Needed

Experienced Plant Enthusiasts Share Their Tips and Favorite Plants

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

SIGNS of the SEASON

Cruciferous Vegetables an Important Crop for Florida

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

In The Heartland Highlands County

Highlands County Hunters Cull Coyote Population to Protect Livestock, Pets

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

A Letter From the Youth Fair President

THE POLK COUNTY YOUTH FAIR IS ALMOST HERE!

1 min read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

A GROWING INDUSTRY

Hemp Acreage Expected to Soar as Florida Gains Experience With Crop

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
January 2021

Youth Conservation Group Hosting Contests, Giveaways

The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) will celebrate its 10th birthday this December and January with a social media campaign featuring contests and giveaways, a new partner rewards program, donor recognition, and a virtual crowd-sourced fundraising event.

1 min read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

SIGNS of the SEASON

Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and Eggplants Thrive During Florida Winters

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

White Strawberry One of Two New Varieties From UF/IFAS

A WHITE STRAWBERRY? Not red? Yes, you read that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States.

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

The Power of Aquaponics

Traders Hill Farm Takes Sustainable Farming to Another Level

5 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

PRECISION AGRICULTURE

U.S. Sugar Is Home to the Largest Contiguous, Privately Owned Wi-Fi Network in America

5 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

Overcoming the Mental Health Toll

UF/IFAS Joins Effort to Battle Farmers’ Stress

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

Harvesting the Holiday

Dade City’s Ergle Christmas Tree Farm Helps Holiday Spirit Grow

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

Mistletoe Musings

There’s More to This Plant Than Movies and Lore Will Tell You

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

Globally Positioned Success

Production Is Blooming at Highlands County Caladium Farm With the Use of Global Positioned System

5 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

A NATURAL GIFT

27,000 Acres Gifted to UF for Conservation, Outdoor Classroom and Laboratory

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
December 2020

SIGNS of the SEASON

Florida Citrus Struggling, but Still a Leading Crop

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

New Business

Despite Rough Start, Secret Gardens Winery Going Strong

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

FROM THE GROUND UP

Umatilla’s Treadwell Farms Harvests First Hemp Crop

5 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

Worth a Thousand Words

Lake Wales Photographer Adam Strang Bass Captures Images of Old Florida

5 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

Renaissance Man

Brad Phares: The Businessman, the Artist, the Cowboy

5 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

Nurturing Young Minds

Polk County Farm Bureau Recognizes Ag Teacher and Ag Program of the Year

4 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

New Blueberry Variety Honors UF Alumnus Alto Straughn

WHEN PATRICIO MUÑOZ developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program.

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

FFA Member Spotlight: Allison Jackson

YOU CAN FIND HER at Auburndale High School, following alongside Mrs. Shaske or Mr. McCracken or walking her heifer, Clara, or market hog, Woodrow (notice the Lonesome Dove references).

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

Citrus Advisory System Alerts Growers So They Can Stem Post-bloom Fruit Drop

BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. That’s the sound of the alert, telling a citrus grower it’s time to spray fungicide to help prevent fruit from falling off the tree. When the brand-new fruit fall off the trees, post-bloom fruit drop (PFD), as it’s called, can cause major losses for citrus growers.

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

Alternative Treatment

Acupuncture Can Help Variety of Ailments in Horses, Dogs

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
November 2020

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Farmworkers Stay Safe From COVID

UF/IFAS EXTENSION EXPERTS are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic.

2 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
October 2020

UF Economists: Florida Ag Took $55 Million to $100 Million Hit From Hurricane Sally

THE COMBINATION OF CROPS, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict.

3 mins read
Central Florida Ag News
October 2020

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