Going Bananas in Georgia

Little-known variety produces between freezes Banana enthusiast and researcher Richard Wallace successfully cultivates fast-producing banana plants in the nontropical climate of Southeast Georgia. Using the Viente Cohol variety, which originated in the Philippines, he is able to plant an 18-inch banana plant after the last freeze of spring, and it flowers and produces mature fruit … Read more

UF/IFAS EXTENSION AGENTS AND MASTER GARDENERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FLORIDA AG LITERACY DAY

EXTENSION AGENTS AND MASTER GARDENERS

UF/IFAS Extension agents and master gardeners will participate in the 12th annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day on April 21, when they will read a non-fiction book about Florida’s livestock and poultry industry to elementary school students all over the state. Florida Agriculture Literacy Day features farmers, ranchers, UF/IFAS Extension agents, master gardeners, teachers and students … Read more

Produce Presentation Starts with Packaging

Produce Presentation Starts with Packaging

When it comes to looking good, packaging is the vehicle of presentation. This is especially true when it comes to selling fruit, vegetables and berries. No matter where consumers go to buy their produce – in a store, at a stand or online – the presentation is what persuades buyers to purchase. “It must look … Read more