Category: Agriculture

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods…. Read More

Growing Orchids at Home Seminar & Wrong Tree in the Wrong Place

Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool will offer a free lecture on growing orchids on Wednesday, July 17. This hour-long presentation titled Growing Orchids at Home begins at 10 a.m. and will be held at the Okaloosa Extension… Read More

Wild Weeds – Morning Glories

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Morning-Glories Ipomea sp. There are about 25 types of  Morning-Glories found in Florida, some native and some not. Morning-glories come in a variety of colors, from purple, pink, blue, red, white… Read More

Northeast Florida Farms Test ‘Eyes in the Ground’ Through UF Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farming is a business of uncertainty. Through droughts and downpours, generations of Florida farmers have continued to till the land and contribute to a multibillion-dollar industry for the state. But agricultural innovations aim to minimize… Read More

AREA Project Holds Conference with Aim of Empowering New Generation of Haitian Women

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 9, 2019 — Women play an increasingly vital role in Haiti’s economy and are engaged in all aspects of the all-important agricultural sector, which employs the majority of women and accounts for one-quarter of country’s… Read More

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About an Iconic Summer Fruit

Watermelons mean summer in most places, but perhaps no more so than in Florida, the country’s number one producer of this quintessential summer fruit. They may be 92 percent water, but there’s more to growing and eating watermelon… Read More

UF Scientist: Florida Crop Surveillance Network Offers State-Level Example of Proposed Global System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing agricultural production demands and new disease threats will necessitate a global surveillance system for crop diseases, according to a new article in the journal Science. But one of the co-authors from the University of… Read More