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Sweet Potato Pest Management

Sweet potatos

You may be familiar with sweet potatoes among Thanksgiving dinner tables, but these crops thrive in Florida’s hot summers. The colorful potatoes are grown throughout the state and are good sources of vitamins A and C. Unfortunately, the… Read More

All about Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are well known for being the sweet, delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but not much else is commonly known about this berry. They have a unique planting process, are versatile in recipes, and provide ample nutritional benefits.

Strawberry Diseases

Diseases attack nearly all parts of strawberry plants, affecting both yields and quality. Botrytis fruit rot and powdery mildew are two major strawberry diseases in Florida. Here are some facts and tips on how to check your strawberry… Read More

Eggplant Pest Management

While citrus may come to mind when people think of crops in Florida, the state was ranked second nationally in annual eggplant production. With eggplant production happening throughout Florida (southeastern Florida being the main production region), it’s important for farmers… Read More

Cabbage Pest Management

From stews to coleslaws to sandwiches, green and purple cabbage can be found in more than just sauerkraut. Cabbage—a cool-season crop grown throughout Florida—is one of many cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. Florida ranks third for fresh-market cabbage… Read More

Fertilizing in the Summer

Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorous. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits applying such products to turf grass and landscape plants from… Read More