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Sod-Based Rotation the Next Big Revolution in Farming


October 10, 2022

Rotational cropping systems are nothing new but changing from a cash crop-based rotation to a sod-based rotation has the promise of giving farmers a viable new option for increasing yields, simultaneously enhancing soil quality, and still promoting ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Alternative Crop, Conservation Farming, Crop Rotation, Peanut Production, Row Crops, Sod-based, Suwannee County Agriculture, Suwannee County Extension
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Summer Vegetable Gardening

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July 24, 2020

As if we needed another reason to call Florida 'Special', what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our gardening backwards. We can grow edibles ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basil, Calabaza, Cover Cropping, Crop Rotation, Heat Tolerant Vegetables, Mexican Tarragon, Okra, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Solarization, Southern Peas, Summer Gardening, Sweet Potatoes
Sunflowers as cover crop, UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Cover Cropping in Summer

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July 24, 2020

In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the landscape anyway. Often, the area is left without ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Buckwheat, Calendula, Celosia, Cover Crops, Crop Families, Crop Rotation, Marigolds, Nitrogen Fixers, Ornamental Cover Crops, Summer Cover Crop, Sunflowers, Vegetable Garden, Weed Suppression, Zinnias
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Nematodes: The Bane of the Florida Vegetable Gardener

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April 17, 2020

It is nearing the end of the Spring vegetable gardening season here in Central Florida. Some of you might be frustrated with some of your vegetable plants. They get watered, fertilized, and insect pests are controlled. Still, the plants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Aquatic, Cover Cropping, Crop Rotation, Diagnosing Vegetable Growing Problems, Microscopic, Nematode Resistant, Nematodes, Parasitic Worms, Plant Families, Soil Borne, Solanaceae, Stunted Vegetable Plants, Vegetable Gardening

Reviewing Basic Farm Conservation Practices

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October 27, 2017

  Benefits of using conservation farming practices are linked to improved soil health, as well as water and nutrient management. A few for farmers to remember include: using cover crops, rotating crops, and conservation tillage. Use ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation Farming, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Crop Rotation, Nutrient Management

Panhandle Vegetable Gardeners Seeking the “Organic” Option


August 19, 2016

Being a gardener in the panhandle has its advantages. We’re able to grow a tremendous variety of vegetables on a year-round basis. However, in this climate, plant diseases, insects and weeds can often thrive. Usually, chemical measures are ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Compost, Crop Rotation, Disease, Edible Landscape, Fertilization, Fertilizer, Fertilizing, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Master Gardener, Panhandle Gardening, Soil, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening

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