Azaleas always provide a much-loved burst of color in the spring in North Florida. The large masses of pink flowers most people love seeing in the spring are not the only azalea
s in the Rhododendron genus worth loving. For those ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension. Ethan Doherty, Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University.
The maize weevil (Sitophilus zeamais) is a major pest of corn, particularly in subtropical ... READ MORE
Valentine’s Day may have you thinking all hearts and what better place to see hearts than in your garden?
Dicentra spectabilis, or more commonly known as Bleeding Heart is a plant that is not seen too often in the North Florida area. ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension. Keith Wynn, UF/IFAS Hamilton County Extension. Dr. Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.
Sulfur is one of the earliest known pesticides. The ancient Greeks found ... READ MORE
The Ichetucknee Partnership has partnered with UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County this year to develop some fun pages for this year's Florida Gateway Fair's Annual Coloring Contest. The Florida Gateway Fair Coloring Contest will feature our local ... READ MORE
It is mid-July so if foliage feeding caterpillars have not shown up in your peanut field yet, they likely will soon! Two types of caterpillars commonly found in Columbia County July-September are the velvetbean caterpillar and ... READ MORE
Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office. The mission of the Master ... READ MORE
The Columbia Connections Newsletter Spring 2021
See the link below for the Spring 2021 edition of the Columbia Connections Newsletter. In this edition we included educational articles from Columbia County extension agents on Pesticide Continuing ... READ MORE
As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close. They only continue to find those three leaf clovers that aren’t the “lucky” ... READ MORE
In the soil science world, soil health is a term synonymous with soil quality. The health or quality of a soil is often related to its soil organic matter (SOM) content. Soil organic matter is made up of plant residue, animal ... READ MORE