Monday, Sep 01, 2014

Agri Leader

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, ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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?
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Dietary shocker?

Popular mythology suggests that children do not like whole grains, which are essential to a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Updated: 1 months ago
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.
Updated: 1 months ago
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....
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Fruit genome database seeks to enhance crop quality

GAINESVILLE –Scientists and growers can use a new genome database developed in part by University of Florida researchers to help make fruit trees more disease- and pest-resistant and enhance crop quality.
Updated: 1 months ago
Cold-hardy palms come in various shapes and sizes

Cold-hardy palms come in various shapes and sizes

It’s July and maybe you’re headed to the beach with the family. When you finally reach that beach town, the streets are sure to be lined with lots of palm trees. Florida gets a lot of visitors to the state and one thing they expect to s...
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EPA mulls changes to pesticide rules

The U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is in the final stages of developing new rules under the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard published in 1992.
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Becoming a veterinarian: Coming full circle

Becoming a veterinarian: Coming full circle

No matter how far you roam, sometimes the pull to come back home is too strong to resist.
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Maine lobster season off to slow start

Maine lobster season off to slow start

ROCKLAND, Maine — The cold winter is still being felt in the waters off Maine, where the nation’s largest lobster fishery is off to a slow start.
Updated: 1 months ago

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