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Sweet Summer Veggie Treats


June 1, 2021

By Wendy Mussoline, UF/IFAS Multi-County Agriculture Agent When we have that need to satisfy our “sweet tooth” we often choose chocolate or ice cream. If we’re on a healthy kick, then we might make a better choice and satisfy our cravings ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Hastings, Hastings Trials, Putnam County, Sweet Corn, Sweet Potatoes, UF IFAS Extension, Variety Trials, Wendy Mussoline
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Summer Vegetable Gardening

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July 24, 2020

As if we needed another reason to call Florida 'Special', what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our gardening backwards. We can grow edibles ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basil, Calabaza, Cover Cropping, Crop Rotation, Heat Tolerant Vegetables, Mexican Tarragon, Okra, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Solarization, Southern Peas, Summer Gardening, Sweet Potatoes

Hastings farmers explore sweet potatoes as alternative crop


August 29, 2016

Back in the 1920s, Danny Johns’ great grandfather was the first farmer in the Hastings area to use a tractor instead of a mule. Now, in a region known for producing potatoes for the potato chip industry, Johns, like his ancestor, isn’t afraid ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Boniato, Chipping Potatoes, Featured Hot Topic, Hastings, Sweet Potato Weevil, Sweet Potatoes, UF/IFAS Hastings Agricultural Extension Center
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Sweet Potato Pest Management


November 23, 2015

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 potatoes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: #ufbugs, Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Banded Cucumber Beetle, Crops, Fruits And Vegetables, Horticulture, Pest Management, Silverleaf Whitefly, Sweet Potato Weevil, Sweet Potatoes, Wireworms

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