GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has some new data that avocado growers might consider: The disease grows faster in the fall or winter than in the summer, so growers may want to look for laurel… Read More
Southern sandbur (Sandspur), is a native annual grass adapted to dry, sandy soils.
Fresh Market “Green” Peanuts Have you ever eaten boiled peanuts? Boiled peanuts are a staple of the Deep South and many living in the northern regions have never tried them. Also known as “green” peanuts, fresh market peanuts… Read More
What are you going to feed this winter? Bahia and Bermuda grass are the most predominant pasture grasses in Florida which allows for plenty of warm season forage production but leaves us short in the winter. The solution?… Read More
Zebra Longwing, Heliconius Charitonia The zebra longwing was designated the state butterfly of Florida in 1996. An inhabitant of more forested shaded areas, it is often found in subtropical hammocks, forest margins, shrubby thickets, and adjacent open areas. It… Read More
Tropical Soda Apple is a common weed found throughout Florida and can be a serious problem in perennial pastures.
Florida climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly Occurring between June and October. Annual rainfall amounts range from 40-60 inches per year, depending on location. Rainfall is generally gathered and determined by gauges. There… Read More
Many people are starting seeds for their fall garden, and a common question we hear is, “Can I used ‘expired’ seeds?” The answer is yes! Many seeds are viable years past the expiration date on their package. What… Read More
Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop Thursday, September 28th, 2017; 8:00AM – 4:00PM Cost of Workshop: $27.37 UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County 4509 West George Blvd. Sebring, FL 33875-5837 Bert J. Harris Jr. Ag Center – O.S. Sam Polston… Read More
Congratulations Ashley Mortensen! Ashley has been awarded the 2017 Southeastern Branch John Henry Comstock Award given by the Entomological Society of America’s National Office. Ashley Mortensen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research… Read More