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New IFAS Dean Plans to Modernize Extension

Dr. Andra Johnson, who started as dean of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension on Nov. 1, emphasizes that one of his chief duties is

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Farm to Table: What Does It Really Mean?

As consumers grow more agriculturally conscious, a number of terms have sprung up to entice these would-be customers. One such term is “farm to table,” which is meant to imply

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Combating Preharvest Fruit Drop Related to Citrus Greening

Preharvest citrus fruit drop has been a concern for Florida citrus growers for the past few harvest years, and it’s no surprise that there is a connection to citrus greening,

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Something to Be Thankful For

Here’s a little cold storage trivia for you: It’s the lead-up to the Thanksgiving holiday: What meaty food item is occupying a lot of space in our Auburndale facility?  

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The Rights and Rites of Passage

November is a magical time for thousands of hunters across our nation who are heading for the woods. They are hard to see in camouflage, as they silently climb up

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Florida Is Second-Largest Producer of Bell Peppers in U.S. by TERESA SCHIFFER   Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida   If Peter Piper lived in Florida, he would love

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Cases High This Year

As of November 3, 2021, the state of Florida has had 18 confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). We discussed this topic back in January, but due to the

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Plant This, Not That

UF/IFAS Extension’s Guide Identifies Invasive Plants by TORY MOORE, UF/IFAS correspondent Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially

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The Beauty of Bok Tower

Intricate, Carefully Planned Details Make Carillon Tower One of a Kind by TIM CRAIG   Even the drive into Bok Tower Gardens is a work of art.   As the

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‘Bitter Is Better’ for Craft Beer Enthusiasts

UF/IFAS Researchers Try Their Hand at 22 Hops Varieties  by BRAD BUCK,  UF/IFAS correspondent   If you hopped over to the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and tasted the