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
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
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
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
Most of us grew up being told that carrots were good for you, and as we now know, that couldn't be more true! Many vegetables pack a dense shot of nutrition and carrots are no exception.
Health Benefits of Carrots:
Carrots are excellent sources ... READ MORE
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
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
Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director
Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder
David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist
In the past, farmers and ranchers in the Southeast recognized the value of small grains for cattle grazing in a diversified ... READ MORE