UF Study Indicates Florida Consumers are Willing to Pay More for Locally Grown Ornamental Plants

Caroline Roper, Communications Specialist, Mid-Florida REC – Apopka

Florida consumers see value in and are willing to pay more for locally-grown products, especially when it comes to landscape and ornamental plants, according to a new study conducted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member Hayk Khachatryan.

Khachatryan, who leads …

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Friday Feature: Celebrating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

This week’s featured video was produced by John Deere to celebrate their century of farm equipment manufacturing.  On March 14, 1918, John Deere purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company that manufactured the Waterloo Boy Tractor.  This video highlights a few of the key milestones of farm equipment innovation from John Deere  over …

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Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries

Today in the nursery trade, when you think of roses, your mind inevitably turns to the ‘Knockout’ rose and its offspring. That’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with Knockoutroses, it makes a great ornamental landscape plant, and it’s easy to propagate.

With all the Knockout’ mania, since the early 2000s, many garden …

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Enhanced Florida Hay Supplier Website Offers Free Advertising for Hay Producers

Chris Denmark and Emily Hetherington, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing and Development

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’(FDACS) Division of Marketing and Development has redesigned the Hay Suppliers web page to provide more utility for both hay producers and consumers. FDACS recognized the need for …

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Carinata Field Day- March 29

The Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) and the University of Florida/IFAS’ North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in partnership with Agrisoma USA (a crop company developing and marketing carinata) are pleased to announce a Carinata Field Day, to be held in Quincy, Florida on Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 8:15 …

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Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course

This year’s Panhandle Row Crop Short Course took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, Georgia and Alabama), as …

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January and February 2018 Panhandle Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

Talk about a tale of two months.  It seemed like we went from winter to spring in just one month.  In the Panhandle, January 2018  was a pretty normal winter month, temperature wise, but was much drier than normal.  February 2018 set records for the warmest February on record, with incredible rainfall totals over a …

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Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop

The Panhandle Satsuma Workshop was held in Jackson County on February 27, 2018!  There was a great turnout with 115 participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.  Thank you to all who attended.

Thank you also to the presenters: Dr. Xavier Martini; Dr. Pete Andersen; and Dr. Tripti Vashisth!  A special thanks goes out …

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Featured Video: Marketing and Educational Tools for Beekeepers

Boost your honey marketing campaign with some educational tools developed by the University of Florida Extension Service.  Beekeepers who sell honey direct to consumers have some helpful tools that can be used to help market locally produced honey.  This week’s featured video, “Where does honey come from?” was produced several years ago by …

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Preparing for a Successful Grazing Season

Marcelo Wallau – UF/IFAS Forages Extension Specialist, Caitlin Bainum – UF Agronomy Department  MS Student and Marion Co. Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Liliane Severino da Silva –  UF Agronomy Department  PhD Student

It is never too early to start planning. As summer approaches, our main forage growing season in Florida, …

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