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Topic Tuesday: Stink Bugs

June 1, 2021

The ag sector thrives throughout Suwannee County and for producers to continue to be successful, they require up-to-date information on new emerging crops. One research project being conducted at the NFREC-SV is examining Calabaza Squash as ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Southern Green Stink Bug, Squash, Stink Bugs, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension

Q: My summer squash is producing loads of fruit. The problem is they only get the size of my first pinky finger joint and then they fall off. What is wrong?

July 15, 2017

A: I suspect your squash is not getting pollinated. Squash, in addition to all the cucurbits like watermelon and cucumbers, have male and female flowers. In order for the female to produce completely mature fruit; her flower must be pollinated ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Squash
Blossom End Rot

Q: Last year I had the ends rot out of watermelon and cantaloupe. What can I put on the plants to prevent the end rot?

June 13, 2017

Q: Last year I had the ends rot out of watermelon and cantaloupe. They bloom but no fruit developed. This year, I planted zucchini instead and I am getting the same problem. The fruit is rotting out from the bloom end. I now have cantaloupe ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Blossom End Rot, Melon, Squash

Pollination of Vegetable Crops – Maximize Your Crop’s Potential

February 3, 2016

It won’t be long until row crops and vegetable gardens are planted and thriving once again next spring. A sometimes taken for granted, yet critical element of any prosperous crop is successful pollination. Most of us know what “text book” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Corn, Female Flower, General Gardening, Hand Pollinate, Honey Bees, Insects, Male Flower, Panhandle Gardening, Perfect Flower, PolliNATION, Pollinators, Squash, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables, Watermelon

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