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Tag: Suwannee County

Spread the word: Peanut Butter Challenge kicks off Oct. 1

The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension’s annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year. Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to local county… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Stink Bugs

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 a new… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Bee Communication

Communication is the key to success of any team and honey bees are no exception. These social insects interact using smell, taste, sound, and touch. They communicate about food resources or even about potential nearby danger. These developed… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Bee Biology

Now that we know what pollinators are and types of bees found here in Florida, let’s take a closer look at bee biology. Bees belong to the order of Hymenoptera, with ants and wasps. Bees can look like… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Types of Bees

Last blog, I talked about pollination and pollinator impact on crops grown throughout Florida. This blog, I am highlighting types of bees seen throughout Florida, both native and non-native. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees. There are… Read More

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive nutrient… Read More

Topic Tuesday: Two-Spotted Spider Mite

It finally feels like fall with cool temperatures moving into North Florida last week! Cool temperatures mean we can start planting crops that require cooler temperatures and shorter days to grow. Not many people know this, but strawberries… Read More