I often wonder how folks could predict the coming winter weather PRIOR to our modern technologies. According to early folklore, it was the persimmon seed that was used for the forecast. As the saying goes, if you slice the seed in half, it will ... READ MORE
There may be instances when you want to sow seed in containers instead of directly sowing into the ground or a raised bed. Some vegetables easily adapt to being transplanted. Starting seeds in smaller containers and then moving them up to a ... READ MORE
Turfgrass can be tricky in Florida and at times, you may find some thin spots in your yard that you would like to improve. Originally coming from the Northeast, I remember throwing out some Tall Fescue or Kentucky Bluegrass seed to accomplish ... READ MORE
This article is written for those completely new to the livestock production world. Or maybe for new landowners looking to establish a strong pasture for future use. Either way, you are looking to make a pasture and, of course, you want it to ... READ MORE
A garden often succeeds or fails before the first seed is planted. Many would-be gardeners have struggled for years or decades with unproductive gardens in Florida without realizing they hold all the keys to success.
The first thing to consider ... READ MORE
Can producers use 2,4-D Amine in Pensacola Bahia fields used for seed protection?
Producers use 2,4-D Amine to control annual, simple perennial. and creeping perennial broadleaf weeds in grass crops (small grains, turf, forage, corn, sorghum, ... READ MORE
You’ve grown some wonderful vegetables, annuals or perennials and you would like to save some of the seed from those plants to have for planting in the future. This is a great way to get more of the plants you know and love while saving on ... READ MORE
Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director
As parents ready their children for the new school year, nature is already preparing for next spring by sending out mass quantities of seeds for the coming year's growing season. ... READ MORE