UF ‘Plant Whisperer’ Helps Floridians Keep Produce Lush, Green and Safe

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Research, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Liz Felter gazes at the tomato plant and considers it quietly for a few seconds. Stroking the discolored leaves, she sticks two fingers in the soil and pushes the dirt down. “My gut tells me it’s not Erwinia,” says Felter, a University of Florida IFAS Extension regional specialized agent. The visitor to the UF/IFAS Diagnostic Plant Clinic in Apopka merely …


UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated in a class offered by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He was one of 20 participants in the program held …


Fair and Festival-It’s What’s Going On

Dan Education, Florida, Georgia, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Specialty Crops

The peanut harvest is underway all across the tri-state area. There is also some celebrations. Fair and Festival-It’s What’s Going On The Georgia National Fair opens Thursday, October 4th, and continues through the 14th of October. The fair features a lot of livestock shows. The fair isn’t just agriculture.  It has got something for everyone including livestock and horse shows. …


Ornamental Trees You Can Grow that are Edible

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells you about a few trees that will add a little extraordinary to your garden with an edible ornamental. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Ornamental Trees that are Edible Trees can be ornamental for many reasons: leaf shape, stunning colors, growth patterns, or even the bark. There are also trees with edible leaves, edible flowers, and …