Surprising Health Benefits to Know About Pumpkins

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The health benefits that may surprise you about pumpkins. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Pumpkins offer a lot more than one night of carving fun and scary faces. Consuming pumpkin regularly can improve your immunity, give your digestion a boost, and even protect you against many chronic diseases.  Pumpkin is also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, …

Plan Ahead for Bountiful Pumpkin Harvest Next Year

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

How to plan for bountiful pumpkin harvest next year.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  While some areas in the United States may be experiencing a pumpkin shortage due to weather and shipping issues, why not plan ahead for next year and grow your own pumpkins. These members of the squash family are easy to grow in your …

Recycle Those Halloween Pumpkins After the Holiday

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

What to do with your Halloween pumpkins after the holiday is over.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Every year, thousands of pumpkins get tossed in the trash – adding up to about 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins ending up in landfills.  That’s according to the U.S. Department of Energy. But there are plenty of ways to recycle …

Tricks for Picking the Best Pumpkin This Year

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Some tricks for picking the best pumpkin this year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  With so many pumpkin varieties and characteristics, it’s hard to tell which pumpkin is the best bang for your buck. You could just grab whatever’s at the grocery store, but you’ll get a fresher and more interesting selection at a pumpkin farm. Just like when buying …

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 …

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, …

Pumpkins

Dan Agri View, Georgia

Everett Griner talks about pumpkins. The crop with little value in today’s Agri View. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

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. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024