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
In North Florida field corn production, starter fertilizers commonly include liquid blends such as 28-0-0-5 (urea ammonium nitrate and ammonium thiosulfate mixture), 10-34-0 (ammonium polyphosphate), or a combination of 28-0-0-5 ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Erin Harlow, UF/IFAS Columbia County.
Organic amendments come from sources that were once alive and are applied to agricultural soils to increase nutrient and/or organic matter content. ... 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. Marc Frank, University of Florida Herbarium. Paulette Tomlinson, UF/IFAS Columbia County.
The University of Florida Herbarium recently identified tropical girdlepod (Mitracarpus hirtus) for the first ... 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. Bob Hochmuth, UF/IFAS NFREC-SV. Luke Harlow, UF/IFAS Union County. Kelly Aue, UF/IFAS NFREC-SV.
Petiole Sap testing is an educational tool and service provided to vegetable growers in the Suwannee Valley ... 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 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
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