LIVE OAK, Fla. --- For farmers in the Suwannee Valley, using Best Management Practices (BMP) are more important than ever to efficiently irrigate their crops. At the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
A family reunion, summer BBQ, picnic or get together jsut isn’t complete without a delicious slice of sweet juicy watermelon. Watermelons come in all shapes, sizes, red and yellow meat colors and some are seedless. Watermelons are listed ... READ MORE
Why the juice is worth the squeeze this watermelon season.
Watermelons are one of the most iconic and important crops in the Suwannee Valley are beginning to fill fields unaware of the uncertain times that the COVID-19 pandemic brings. In ... READ MORE
Spring has sprung and that means watermelon season in Suwannee County is here! Watermelons are quite a labor-intensive crop and controlling weeds, pests, and diseases throughout the entire season is not an easy task especially due to Florida’s ... READ MORE
Q: I know it is the end of the watermelon season but we just bought a seedless one. Do watermelons ripen after they are picked?
A: Once a watermelon is removed from the vine, it will no longer be able to become sweeter. Other fruit such as ... READ MORE
Growing watermelon with a lack of space is a viable possibility with a strong, durable trellis. The trick is to secure the watermelon to the trellis with a mesh produce bag, nylon stockings, cotton strips, etc., so that when they grow ... READ MORE
I realize that most vegetable producers have just settled into their spring crops, everything is well on its way, and you can put it on maintenance mode for a few weeks. But before long, if you haven’t already, it will be time to make plans ... READ MORE
The recently updated Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida (VPH) is the go-to-source of information on vegetable production. So you need to know how to control leafminers in sweet potato? It is in there! Maybe you have a problem with Cercospora ... READ MORE