Although not commonly produced in Florida, Brussels sprouts (Brassica Oleracea L) are increasingly grown commercially in Columbia County, FL. In the USA, Brussels sprout production occurs primarily in California and New York but ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Halie Corbitt, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Paulette Tomlinson, UF/IFAS Columbia County.
Agriculture requires major investments before and during the growing season. Farmers need to invest in agricultural ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Joel Love, UF/IFAS NFREC Suwannee Valley. Kelly Aue, UF/IFAS NFREC Suwannee Valley.
Sampling corn tissue is an important practice to conduct during the growing season. Tissue testing can help diagnose ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension, Sylvia Willis, UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension (An Equal Opportunity Institution)
Determining when to harvest peanuts is a difficult and important economic decision for growers. Peanuts are ... READ MORE
A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing?
We are educators and we are a huge support to the agriculture industry. And we fall ... READ MORE
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings.
Creating ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
National Pasture Lease Information
Pasture leasing is an annual expense that needs to be factored into annual budgets. The national average cash rent pasture rates in 2017 are $12.50/acre, which is a decrease of $0.50/acre in comparison of ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County recently hosted a Precision Agriculture Field Day at Bar D Ranch near Columbia City. The program highlighted many of the technologies used in a local research and demonstration project sponsored ... READ MORE