Category: Agriculture

Pokeweed, Used In ‘Polk Salad,’ Is Poisonous

Common Pokeweed Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American. It is frequently found in pastures, as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas. All parts of the plant contain saponins, oxalates,… Read More

Anti-freeze Run The Engines of Agriculture

Prep Work for Season Wind-down The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager who is responsible for… Read More

Ant-lions Create Sand Traps To Catch Prey

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director With the warm weather and ample rain, the lawns of Wakulla County are green and growing. The difficulty is finding a sunny afternoon to mow what quickly can turn into a… Read More

A Favorite Of Southern Cooks, Okra Thrives In Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist The heat and humidity have taken its toll on most garden plants in Wakulla County.  Whatever was left was attacked by a bumper crop… Read More

Corn Is Thriving With All The Recent Rain

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director One thing is certain, the recent rains are making the grass and most other plants grow. Thankfully the conversations about drought have been silenced for the time being and everything… Read More