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
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
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
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act became law on March 27, 2020. The $2 trillion relief package includes various provisions to help small businesses and agriculture.
Small Business Assistance
The U.S. Senate Committee ... READ MORE
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
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak is creating numerous challenges for farmers and the food supply chain. Not only does COVID-19 pose a health risk to farmers and farm workers, it may reduce the availability of farm labor, disrupt markets for ... READ MORE
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
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
What is lettuce bolting and why does it matter?
Bitterness and bolting in lettuce have a direct correlation and we have a feeling you don't particularly want to grow bitter tasting lettuce, so here are a couple of tips!
1. Know your end goal ... READ MORE