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Irrigation is Key to the Success of Controlled Release Fertilizer


December 17, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Controlled Release, Fertilizer, Nitrogen Management, On-farm Demonstrations, Water Conservation, Watermelon

Growing Vegetables in Greenhouses and High Tunnels


May 20, 2021

Protected vegetable production increases Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017. The number ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Cflandscapes, Greenhouse Production, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Kevin Athearn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Small-farms

UF researchers awarded $1.8M to improve nutrient management of Suwannee Valley farms


December 16, 2020

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley recently received a $1.8 million award for a 5-year project to develop precision nutrient application methods for the region. The on-farm ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, BMP, BMPs, Conservation, Corn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Nutrient Management, Water Resources

Research Center in Live Oak Breaks Ground on Educational Pavilion


September 24, 2020

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- With an eye on the future, the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS NFREC-SV) celebrated a groundbreaking for its new educational pavilion on Sept. 24. “The educational pavilion ... READ MORE

Category: Events, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Educational Pavilion, Groundbreaking, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley

Essential Travel Documentation for Ag Industries during COVID-19 Shut-Down


March 31, 2020

One question producers and other food industry employers have been concerned about since the onset of COVID-19, relates to ease of travel for farm employees and managers within the agricultural sector. Specifically these individuals are concerned ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, COVID-19

Carrots in the Suwannee Valley


November 26, 2019

Are carrots grown in Florida? Carrots in the Suwannee Valley region (the North Central portion of the state) have become more popular over the years. Around 4,000 acres were planted and harvested in the area this year and the crop has the potential ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Carrots, Cover Crops, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Suwannee Valley Agriculture

2019 Suwannee Valley Peanut Harvest Field Day with Allied Industry


June 26, 2019

The UF|IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV) will host the Suwannee Valley Peanut Harvest Field Day with Allied Industry on August 22, 2019, at the NFREC-Suwannee Valley farm location in Live Oak. This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, BMPs, Field Day, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Peanut Harvest, Peanuts, UF/IFAS Extension

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