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  • Breaking Ground on New UF/IFAS Teaching Orchard
    If you want to know how best to prune a fruit tree or even how to plant one, Alicia Lamborn can do more than just tell you—she can take you out back and show you. Lamborn, a horticulture agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Baker County, recently received […]
  • UF/IFAS Celebrates Arbor Day with Research, Extension Activities, Including Tree Giveaways
    By: Brad Buck As Florida Arbor Day approaches on Jan. 20, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and research faculty are holding special commemorations and studying how to ensure trees help our environment and economy. “Arbor Day is a great time for everyone to be reminded of the importance of trees […]
  • Southeast Farmers Trying Non-Traditional Options
    It seems that more and more farming operations are transitioning out of row crops in the Southeast in search of new business within the agricultural industry. Specialty crops has been one of those highlighted areas that is rapidly gaining popularity. Jon Harris, with AgSouth Farm Credit, stated that, “As we’ve seen in the last several […]
  • Causes and Prevention of Cane Blight Disease in Blackberries
    Phillip Brannen, an Extension plant pathologist with the University of Georgia, recently spoke on the danger of cane blight on blackberries and action to take to control this disease. Cane blight is one of the main blackberry diseases in the Southeast. This is mostly due to the wet, humid weather conditions in the region. One […]