Ag unlocked unknown worlds for sweet potato specialist Tara Smith

Tara Smith describes her career in agriculture as serendipitous. Director of the Central Region, Smith has been an integral part of the LSU AgCenter since she was hired as the state sweet potato specialist in... more »

Florida’s Right to Farm Act signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 88, Farming Operations, on April 29 preserving Florida’s agricultural heritage and modernizing Florida’s Right to Farm Act which regulates agriculture throughout the state of Florida. The governor was joined... more »

Results released from UF/IFAS 2020 mini sweet pepper trial

Results from a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 2020 mini sweet pepper trial conducted at Old Bailey Farms in Bonita Springs have been released. Varieties planted were replicated four times in... more »

New commercial horticulture agent, director of UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie set

Four weeks ago, Grantly Ricketts made the switch from the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida Extension Osceola to Extension St. Lucie County to fulfill a role he has trained for... more »

Be sure to consider plastic mulch to increase profits in vegetable crops

Plastic mulch is a saving grace for many growers as they have look for ways to increase their yields. There are many advantages to using plastic mulch on your farm, and if you’re thinking about... more »

Drones will help NCDA&CS investigate damage to crops

On a recent spring day, the buzz of drones filled the air over one of N.C. State University’s field labs about five miles south of campus. Beside the big open fields, stood staff from the... more »

‘Big bats binge bad bugs’ that harm farm crops, UF study confirms

“Big bats binge bad bugs.” It’s a catchy, alliterative title, and it’s apropos for the latest research work by University of Florida scientist Holly Ober. All bats in the Southeast eat insects and feed at... more »

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 80 Acres Farms enter research agreement

Hamilton, Ohio-based vertical farming business 80 Acres Farms has entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station to advance the science of vertical farming. Scientists with the experiment station, the research... more »

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