Tag: Suwannee County

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

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

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

Dirt is a dirty word – The impact of soil health on sustainability

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

I HATE Robo-Calls: How to avoid phone scams.

Have you ever gotten a call on your cell phone that looked legitimate, but wasn’t? Yesterday on my personal cell phone, I received a phone call that was from my area code and had the digits that indicate… Read More