UF/IFAS, in partnership with Roseville Farms, has established a program that provides a science-based evaluation of industrial hemp varieties. As a crop new to Florida, all industrial hemp material must be approved prior to production and sale within the state per state law and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) rules.
The approval program is led by Brian Pearson, assistant professor of crop management at the UF/ IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center.
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UF/IFAS Professor Leads Effort to Establish Pomegranates in Florida
GROWING UP IN IRAN, Ali Sarkhosh worked on the family’s pomegranate farm, which has thrived for four generations.
The Greening Challenge
Executive Director of CRDF Tweaks Approach to Research
SIGNS of the SEASON
Cantaloupe Thrive in Florida’s Warm Climate
Minor Scores Major Win
Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA photos provided
Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best
AS ANY TRUE FLORIDIAN WILL TELL YOU, June marks the beginning of the hurricane season. And while Floridians pride themselves on their unflappable nature when it comes to crisis prep, it would be reckless to think a hurricane couldn’t bring this state to its knees. The agriculture industry, in particular, has a lot to lose if a storm targets our state. And unlike the cone of certainty, one thing is certain: Hurricanes can, and have historically, taken a toll on the agriculture sector. The damage can be catastrophic.
In The Heartland Highlands County
New UF/IFAS Extension Director Takes Lifetime Work in Ag, 4-H to the Next Level
Building Premier Blueberry Breeding Headquarters
TO BUILD A BETTER BLUEBERRY, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is building a better blueberry lab. By mid-2022, we expect to complete U.S. higher education’s premier blueberry breeding headquarters.
Proud to Announce State Championship Winner, Polk's 2021-2022 Officers
DID YOU HEAR THE GREAT NEWS about Auburndale High School? Jacob Lawson, an Auburndale High School FFA member, recently competed in the Safe Tractor Operations Career Development Event at the state level. Jacob stole the show by winning the state championship! His advisor, Mrs. Kimberly Shaske, shared a few words in regards to Jacob’s hard work and accomplishments.
2021 Harvest Up 4.9 Million Pounds From Last Year
AGRISHOPPER: Father's Day Gifts Dad Can Actually Use
THERE ARE A LOT OF HARD WORKING MEN in the agriculture sector, and the run-of-the-mill tie may miss the mark on Father’s Day. Instead, we’ve got some ideas for gifts your dad will find both practical and fun.
THAT WON'T WORK ON THE STREET!
IT’S SAFE TO INFER THAT EVEN BACK IN THE DAYS OF THE GREAT ASIAN DYNASTIES, THERE WAS SOMEONE POINTING AT THE TEACHER OF A KINGDOM’S ARMY AND SAYING‚ “THAT WON’T WORK IN BATTLE.” MARTIAL ARTISTS ARE KNOWN FOR BEING CRITICAL OF TECHNIQUES THAT ARE NOT INTRODUCED BY THEIR INSTRUCTOR, THAT WERE NOT CREATED BY THEM PERSONALLY OR THAT COME FROM OUTSIDE THEIR SPECIFIC SYSTEM
BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, A PLETHORA OF VIDEOS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO WISH TO CONTINUE THEIR TRAINING WHILE IN LOCKDOWN OR NEAR LOCKDOWN. THIS IS A GREAT THING FOR ALL PRACTICING MARTIAL ARTISTS BECAUSE EVERYONE SUDDENLY HAS ACCESS TO NOTABLE FIGHTERS AND TRAINERS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE TO THE MASSES.
What we've been up to a while sheltering at home
New UF Study Delves Into Safety of Humans Using DEET
UFC's $5 billion fight
UFC has become the first major sport back during the pandemic, while defending itself against a groundbreaking antitrust suit that alleges it abused its market power to hold down fighters’ share of its revenue
THE WILL OF A CHAMPION
UFC FIGHTER MEGAN ANDERSON PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN TO REVEAL HOW MUCH INTENSE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PREPARATION IS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN THE OCTAGON.
U.S. Planes Battle UFO Invaders!
Fatal combat with aliens leads to Navy captain’s shoot-to-kill order
Counting Down The Top UFA Signings
As we get ready for the opening of the 2020 free agency period, we look back at the top Dolphins signings through the years.
NATION'S FIRE - CHUCK LIDDELL 'ITS GONNA KNOCK YOU OUT!'
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH RON GALLETTI
THE LAST STYLEBENDER
UFC middleweight champion ISRAEL ADESANYA on how he spends his money and his plans to fight MMA legend Jon Jones.