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. 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 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
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
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
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
Jay Capasso - UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension, Shinsuke Agehara - UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Prissy Fletcher - UF/IFAS St. Johns County Extension.
Introduction: Globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus L) is an emerging ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension. Nicholas Dufault, University of Florida Plant Pathology Department.
Peanut rust (Puccinia arachidis Speg.) is considered an "explosive" peanut foliar disease. Initial symptoms ... READ MORE
A new pest has made its appearance in the United States. The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia was first seen in Blaine, Washington in the Fall of 2019. Originally from Japan, it has spread to many Asian countries and now to the United ... READ MORE
Did you plant a garden this year? Want a way to report all of the great things that you got out of the garden? OR...are you planning to plant a fall garden and working to get things together now? Check out our Victory2020 Garden Youth Record ... READ MORE