In January and April, 4-H agents, Ag Agents, FCS Agents, volunteers, and farm staff from St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties came together to provide two days of hands-on learning experiences for our 4-H kids at the UF/IFAS Hastings Agriculture ... READ MORE
When you think of February, you might dream of a Happy Valentine’s Day, roses and romance. If you live in central Florida, you might also want to buy the very best strawberries. Many local fields are rife with the red fruit. Wael Elwakil, ... READ MORE
By Connie Gladding
January is the time to pick most of our citrus fruit from Navels, Satsumas, Key Limes, Grapefruit, etc. To be sure that your fruit is ready, pick a couple and taste
them. If they are nice and sweet, pick away, ... READ MORE
Sweet Corn Variety Trial
While food prices are high and supply chains are struggling to get merchandise into the stores this holiday season, the economically challenged in and around the Tri-County Agriculture Area of Putnam, Flagler and St. ... READ MORE
Mango season is coming to an end here in Southwest Florida, but the longans are ready to harvest!
Longan tree at the UF/IFAS Collier County Extension Grove, Ryals, J. 2021
This delicious fruit tree is well adapted to tropical climates ... READ MORE
Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the right temperature, says ... READ MORE
It’s harvest season for Florida’s $300 million-per-year strawberry season, so those who grow this fruit need help to control pests such as the tiny (up to 2-millimeters long), destructive chilli thrips.
Farmers often use pesticides to ... READ MORE
Sweet corn is a commodity that is not currently grown commercially in the Tri-County Agriculture Area, although there were a handful of small growers in the past. The growing conditions are suitable, but the markets are not currently in place. ... READ MORE
If you are passing by one of the local potato farms, you may notice potatoes rolling off the harvesters and filling the tractor-driven wagons. I stand in awe as I watch a four-row mechanical harvester dig approximately 20,000 pounds of potatoes ... READ MORE