Category: Horticulture

Plant Identification- It’s all about the pictures

Plant Identification Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd.  I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples… Read More

The Annual Suwannee Valley Fall Harvest Experience Kicks Off!

Each year during the fall harvest season, public schools from all around North Florida send youth to the Fall Harvest Experience located at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley in Live Oak. In addition to hosting student participants… Read More

Attracting Beneficial Wildlife to Your Yard

beneficial wildlife, pollinators, native plant

Ah, the sound of birds chirping. toads croaking and turkeys gobbling, music to my ears. Many of us take these sounds for granted. However, if you have ever spent time in the concrete jungles of cities, these sounds… 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

An overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Convergent Lady Beetle

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the coordinated use of pest and environmental information with available pest control methods to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by the most economical means and with the least possible hazard to people,… Read More