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Hastings farmers explore sweet potatoes as alternative crop


August 29, 2016

Back in the 1920s, Danny Johns’ great grandfather was the first farmer in the Hastings area to use a tractor instead of a mule. Now, in a region known for producing potatoes for the potato chip industry, Johns, like his ancestor, isn’t afraid ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boniato, Chipping Potatoes, Featured Hot Topic, Hastings, Sweet Potato Weevil, Sweet Potatoes, UF/IFAS Hastings Agricultural Extension Center

UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee Valley region helps watermelon growers save water, fuel, fertilizer


August 18, 2016

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- Robert Hochmuth remembers about 30 years ago when researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center showed watermelon growers how to use transplants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Soil And Water Sciences

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