Tag: Suwannee County Extension

Weed of the Week- Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus Control Prickly pear cactus can be a major problem in Florida pastures and rangelands, primarily because of how the plant reproduces.  This weed spreads by fragmentation, so pieces of the primary plant can form roots… Read More

Weed of the Week- Lantana

Lantana Lantana is a woody native plant that is toxic to livestock.  Although it is sold as an ornamental, commercial varieties are sterile.  Lantana producers allelochemicals in its roots and stems that inhibit the growth of other plants… Read More

Suwannee Valley Farm Tour for Leaders

Who?: The Florida Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Ranchers, and UF IFAS Agriculture Extension of North-central Florida have teamed up to deliver a series of agricultural awareness educational events within the area. The information provided here outlines the… Read More

What is the Future of our Food?

Agriculture provides the fundamental sustenance of life, and without it no human can survive. Agriculture impacts the food, health, economy, environment, technology, and well-being of all. By the year 2050, it is projected that the world’s population will… Read More

Weed of the Week- Dogfennel

Dogfennel Dogfennel is an aggressive native perennial plant, and is currently the most common pasture weed in Florida.  Studies have shown that significant loss of forage occurs if Dogfennel is not removed prior to July 1st.  Additionally, while… Read More

Weed of the Week-Crabgrass

Crabgrass Control There are five crabgrass species found in Florida; India, blanket, southern, tropical, and smooth.  The blanket and India species are perennials, while southern, tropical, and smooth crabgrasses are annuals.  Due to the variations in life cycles,… Read More

Opportunities and Challenges of Citrus Production in North Florida

Citrus remains the number one industry in the state of Florida, and most of the citrus here is used to make juice. Almost half of all the citrus grown in the US comes from Florida on approximately 480,000… Read More

Weed of the Week- Common Ragweed

Ragweed Ragweed is an erect, branching summer annual that is native to Florida and found extensively in disturbed areas, such as road sides, fields, orchards, and waste places.  It producers thousands of seeds per plant and is an… Read More