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Plants and Pollinators


March 8, 2022

Having A Variety of Flowering Plants Increases Pollinators in Your Garden The spring-like temperatures bring us hope and excitement of new planting opportunities. Wandering around my yard yesterday, I saw bees buzzing around my azaleas, camellias ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, Bees, Gardening, Horticulture, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

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

What’s Wrong with My Perennial Peanut?


May 25, 2021

Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought. However, if you have an older variety like ‘Florigraze’ and notice your perennial ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Forage, Hay, Livestock, NFLAG, Perennial Peanut, Topic Tuesday, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Topic Tuesday: Bee Communication


April 6, 2021

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

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Bee Communication, Bees, Pheromones, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Agriculture, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Pickerelweed… Friend of Foe?


March 23, 2021

I often get calls on how to control pickerelweed. Although this beautiful aquatic plant is a Florida native, it can spread prolifically leaving pond owners with the assumption that it's an invasive weed. Invasive plants are non-native species ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #nativeplants, Natural Resources, Pickerelweed, Pond Plants, Ponds, Topic Tuesday, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Topic Tuesday: Bee Biology


March 2, 2021

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 wasps but have more hair and thicker body ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture
Tags: Bee Anatomy, Bee Biology, Bee Parts, Bees, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Agriculture, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

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