Tag Archive: Alternative

An Alternative to Invasive Ruellia

  Individual Ruellia ‘Mayan Compact Purple’ flower. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat Avid horticulturists often get frustrated when attractive, floriferous, versatile, durable, and easy-to-grow plants get sidelined because they have been declared an invasive species. Ruellia simplex (commonly known as Mexican petunia) was declared a category 1 invasive in 2001 by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, described …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/18/an-alternative-to-invasive-ruellia/

Spice Things Up with Alternative Seasonings

With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium.  Herbs and spices are easy to use and can add a variety of delicious flavor combinations to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/24/spice-things-up-with-alternative-seasonings/

“Sodbuster” Radish- an Alternative for Winter Cover Crops

This field of “Sodbuster” radish is a new alternative winter cover crop. On the corner of US 29 and FL 97 in northern Escambia County, people have been wondering what crop Eric Koehn (local producer), planted in the fields late last Fall after he harvested.  The answer is a mixture of “Sodbuster” radish and oats. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/22/sodbuster-radish-an-alternative-for-winter-cover-crops/

Satsuma: a New (Old) Alternative Crop for North Florida

A Two Year Old Satsuma Grove Near Marianna, Florida around 1920State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/156264   North Florida, specifically Jackson County, according to citrus industry historians was once known as the ‘Satsuma Capital of the World.” During it’s peak, there were more than 3000 total acres dedicated to Satsuma production in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/08/satsuma-a-new-old-alternative-crop-for-north-florida/