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

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- Horsenettle

Horsenettle Horsenettle is found in sandy openings and can be a problem in pastures.  Mature plants are perennials with spiny and hairy stems.  Flowers may be white, violet, or blue in color, and the fruit produced turns yellow… Read More

Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16

Blog information written by Dr. J. Ferrel  Friday March 16, 2018 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern, 9:00-11:00 Central Live Video Conference to be hosted simultaneously by UF/IFAS Extension Offices across North Florida Purpose of the Training In 2017,… Read More