Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods…. Read More

Tiny, but tough – the Everglades tomato

By Ralph E. Mitchell If tiny tomatoes smaller than the classic cherry tomato are of interest, then Everglades tomatoes may be what you are looking for!  Apparently this wild tomato has worked its way into our summer vegetables… Read More

Bring your Entries for the Watermelon Festival Big Melon Contest by Friday June 28th

The 64th  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 29th, 2019.  We are looking for watermelon entries for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction. Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center,… Read More

End Your Summertime Garden Blues

Summertime Gardening Blues June 21st was our longest day of the year, the summer solstice. Summertime is a time of activity with friends and family as we venture forth into our summer adventures. This time of year commonly… Read More

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Columbia County

The UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County Master Gardener Volunteer program works with the horticulture extension agent to educate the citizens within our county about research-based practices to use in their gardens and landscapes. Educational projects include public outreach at… Read More