Suwannee County has a largely diverse agriculture industry and cattle production is a large component. Hay, silage, and pasture production are also large industries that stem from the cattle production systems in place within the county.
Suwannee Valley corn growers prove the value of in-season plant tissue sampling for fertilizer application Sending ear-leaf tissue samples to the lab at various growth stages: helps growers to measure actual plant nitrogen uptake, allows for in-season adjustment of fertilizer… Read More
Everyone has heard the adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This is most certainly the case when it comes to diseases in poultry.
The Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour recently swung through Columbia County with a stop at the R.T. Dicks Farm. The tour was led by Dr. J. Michael Moore, Extension Tobacco Agronomist with University of Georgia. Participants started in Waycross, Georgia… Read More
Dirt is synonymous with filth, clutter, mess, and other descriptors used for things that generally have a negative impact on well being. That being the case, why should ‘dirt’ be used to refer to one of the most important things to sustaining… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a global need for more food, a worldwide team of scientists led by a University of Florida professor has found that with each degree of Celsius that the Earth warms, humans stand to lose… Read More
By Ralph E. Mitchell Palms are a big part of our landscape and as such are fairly closely observed and sometimes obsessed over. Amongst the “normal abnormalities” that may be observed on palms are the weird roots they… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Andrew barreled toward South Florida in the wee hours of Aug. 24, 1992, Jonathan Crane gathered his family and headed toward the center of their Homestead house. High winds blew out some windows… Read More
Just Arrived In Town! New insect pests, diseases and invasive organisms unfortunately arrive in Florida on a regular schedule. The newest one that folks should start to familiarize themselves with is something called Texas Phoenix Palm Decline or… Read More
On September 9th from 9:00 to 11:00am the Baker County Extension Office is hosting an open house in conjunction with the 4-H Kick-Off. Please join us for biscuits, coffee, and juice at 1025 West Macclenny Avenue! This year… Read More