Tag: Suwannee County

Highlights from the Suwannee Valley Peanut Trade Show and Field Demonstrations

The inaugural UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Harvest Trade Show and Field Demonstrations took place on August 21st at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak, Florida. The event provided a review of techniques to improve harvest… Read More

4-H gave her the courage to step into the unknown; Now, she’s headed to Japan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rachel Dowell wouldn’t call herself a risk-taker. But compared to most 16 year olds, she’ll soon be miles ahead — more than 7,000 miles ahead. That’s the distance she’ll travel this July when she leaves… Read More

Weed of the Week- Spiderwort

Spiderwort Spiderwort is a native perennial species with a large, fleshy stem and long, grass-like leaves.  Flowers have three petals that are normally purple to pink in color.  Spiderwort emerges in early spring and produces seed throughout the… Read More

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