Category: Farm Management

Wakulla Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale Saturday, September 22

By Less Harrison Natural Wakulla Day at the Wakulla County Extension Office The Wakulla Master Gardeners are gearing up for the fall plant sale scheduled for Saturday, September 22 in conjunction with the Natural Wakulla Day at the… Read More

UF Researcher to Study Migration Trends, Health of Emerging Farm Workers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As the University of Florida IFAS Extension director for Hendry County, Gene McAvoy has seen firsthand a sea change in the types of workers now coming to the United States to work on farms. “It… Read More

Harvest season is also time when seeds spread

By Les Harrison Harvest Season September has traditionally been the beginning of harvest season. Many agricultural crops are reaching maturity and, depending on several environmental factors, are soon to be ready for gathering. During the bygone era when… Read More

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More

New UF/IFAS Crop-Damage Assessment System Will Speed Reporting After Disasters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Irma, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences realized that their UF/IFAS Extension colleagues needed a better system for reporting damages and losses suffered by… Read More

The rain has Lovebugs missing this year

By Les Harrison Lovebugs Not Leaving Its Mark The pace of life and the unending supply of distractions in 2018 keep most resident’s thoughts occupied with too many diversions. The student’s recent return to school, the elections, the… Read More

Time to Plan and Purchase Cool-Season Forage Seed

August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season.  But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More

What to Plant Now – Cool Season Veggies

It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden. In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather… Read More