pumpkins

UF/IFAS Researcher Hopes to Breed, Grow Nutritious Pumpkins in Florida

Dan Florida, Fruits, Research, Specialty Crops

Pumpkins and their seeds are good for you. For example, the flesh of the fruit is a good source of many vitamins and fiber, and its seeds provide unsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol, among their other health benefits. The pumpkin’s nutrient values are driving Geoffrey Meru, a fruit and vegetable geneticist at the University of Florida Institute of Food …

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UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center Wins Prestigious Prudential Award

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

by James Beverly, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences When the staff at the University of Florida IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center decided to transform the facility’s farm, their only thought was helping local growers to succeed. Little did they know that their efforts would exceed all of their expectations. The UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, …

Plenty of Pumpkin

Dan General, Vegetables

Cathy Isom tells us why we shouldn’t have a problem picking out the perfect pumpkin to make our jack-o-lantern for our Halloween festivities this year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.