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AGRICULTURE

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Agriculture’s impact on Florida is huge. In fact, a just-released UF/IFAS study showed that Florida’s combined agriculture, natural resources and food industries added $132 billion to the state’s economy in 2015 alone. To support this economic sector, UF/IFAS Extension offers education to producers across the state, ensuring that the crop varieties they grow and the management methods they use are all backed by the best science available. Whether it’s citrus or soil, livestock or lettuce, find resources from UF/IFAS experts on topics that span the entirety of agriculture.

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MANGROVES

Mangrove trees are an important part of Florida's diverse ecosystem and are integral to the coastal intertidal zones where they grow.

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CITRUS

UF/IFAS Research Centers across the state are conducting citrus trials for the development of new citrus production systems; biorational pest control strategies; site-specific and regional water management programs; innovative technologies and approaches for sustainable citrus production, processing, and food safety; and novel citrus improvement strategies.

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GARDENING

The research-based information comes straight from University of Florida/IFAS experts and, with the help of county extension agents and Master Gardeners, Gardening Solutions extends the reach of university research and information. UF/IFAS brings the vast resources of the University of Florida directly to every community across the state.

COTTON

Management of cotton requires an understanding of the growth habit and responses of the plant to the environment and to the management used.  

PEANUTS

The Florida Peanut Team is a group of UF-IFAS Extension Specialists, Regional Specialized Agents, and County Agents from across the Florida Panhandle and North Florida who work together to provide educational opportunities and materials for County Agents related to peanut production in Florida. 

TOBACCO

Although only a small percentage of the farming population is involved in tobacco production, they are a thriving part of our economic well-being and diversification within the agricultural industry in the region.

CORN

Field corn is important in Florida for both grain and silage. Corn is used widely in the dairy and livestock industries.  

HAY

Even though Florida has a relatively warm climate, pastures do not grow year-round. Cattle, horses, and other domestic grazers need some type of conserved forage during the late fall, winter, and early spring when growth of warm season pastures is greatly reduced due to short days, cool temperatures, and possibly drought. 

FORAGE

he UF/IFAS forage breeding program is the oldest cultivar-development program at UF/IFAS. Both cool and warm-season legumes and grasses are vital parts of the Florida landscape, including bahiagrass, bermudagrass, limpograss, perennial peanut, clovers, and other species.