Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Plan and plant now for your fall garden

Plan and plant now for your fall garden

August brings some of Florida’s hottest weather, and although gardening isn’t on most people’s minds, if you’re planning a fall garden, it probably should be.
Published: 08/13/14
Project aims to bring orchids back to Miami area

Project aims to bring orchids back to Miami area

At one time, orchids—one of nature’s most charismatic flowers—bloomed all around South Florida.
Published: 08/06/14
Growing hi-tech needs

Growing hi-tech needs

LAKE PLACID—Talk to people about farming or growing citrus and they usually picture a guy in a hat riding a tractor, not high tech gadgets and cutting-edge telemetry technologies.
Published: 08/06/14
Unfounded beliefs abound with gluten-free diets, study finds

Unfounded beliefs abound with gluten-free diets, study finds

GAINESVILLE – While necessary for some, many people eat gluten-free diets because they believe they’ll gain certain health benefits, but these beliefs are not all supported by research, a University of Florida nutrition expert says....
Published: 08/06/14
Research: Panthers prey on ranches’ calves but amount varies

Research: Panthers prey on ranches’ calves but amount varies

GAINESVILLE— A two-year panther study at two southwest Florida cattle ranches shows that the endangered cats attack and kill calves, but how often that happens can vary greatly by location and landscape.
Published: 08/06/14
How far did your food travel?

How far did your food travel?

During a visit this month to my aunt and uncle’s farm in Virginia, we marveled at the bounty in their garden—greens, tomatoes, carrots, hot peppers (my aunt swears she eats one right from the garden every day), onions, asparagus, corn, ...
Published: 07/30/14
Updated: 07/31/14
Learn how to grow your own mushrooms

Learn how to grow your own mushrooms

We love mushrooms on a side of steak, atop a pizza and stirred into a soup, but what do mushrooms love?
Published: 08/06/14

Dietary shocker?

Popular mythology suggests that children do not like whole grains, which are essential to a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Published: 08/06/14
Teaching love of nature

Teaching love of nature

VENUS—A gaggle of 13 seven- to nine-year-olds sat cross-legged on the floor at Archbold Biological Station in Venus.
Published: 07/30/14
App unveiled for Florida-friendly plants

App unveiled for Florida-friendly plants

GAINESVILLE — With home gardens in the “Land of Flowers” stretching from the Panhandle to the Keys, Florida gardeners have many choices for landscaping plants that it can be a dilemma to know what to plant where....
Published: 07/30/14

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