Category: Crops

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County

Florida’s climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October.  The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year.  The oldest official rainfall records… Read More

2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition

Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated.  FFA and 4-H members from 16 different schools and clubs test their judging… Read More

Mandatory Dicamba Training March 16th

Florida Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training Video – Lafayette County Extension Office Friday, March 16th from 10:00 am – Noon   In a recent ruling from EPA, “Auxin Specific Training” is now required before anyone uses a dicamba… Read More

42nd Annual Tri-County Peanut Meeting

The 42nd Annual Tri-County Peanut Production Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018  at the 4th District Community Center near Branford, Florida.  The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm with an optional pesticide training for producers who are… Read More

Lafayette Hosts 2018 Tobacco Production Meeting

No matter ones feelings on tobacco, its production has a long history in the Suwannee Valley Area.  Since the 1920’s, this area has consistently produced some of the highest yielding and finest quality tobacco in the world.  Although… Read More

Fresh Access Bucks: Farmers Markets and SNAP Unite

Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers’ approach to addressing food access, affordability and nutrition education is unique in that it works with the full food system from producer to consumer.  With almost five years of experience managing Electronic… Read More

Nothing Says Fall Like Pumpkins!

  Fall isn’t fall until you have eaten your first piece of pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are enjoyed by many people, never knowing how they originally got their start in traditional America. The word pumpkin originated from the Greek… Read More

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse

  With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern.  Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry.  How can we help to conserve… Read More