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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

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

Spring Corn Planting Is Upon Us!


March 9, 2019

As you prepare for the next corn season, consider these reminders to help in planning for a healthy crop this year. Water Many think the biggest limiting factor for a corn crop in North Florida is nutrients, but in reality it is rainfall/climate. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: North Florida Corn Production, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley

Peanut Season Wrap-Up for North Florida, 2018


March 6, 2019

  After a long and arduous peanut season in 2017, producers in the Suwannee Valley were gripping for the worst, as they anticipated the 2018 harvest season. To recap, 2017 yields were some of the lowest in many years, with an unknown ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease
Tags: Lee Peanut, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Suwannee River Peanut, Suwannee Valley Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension

March 1st Application Deadline for Agricultural Classification or “Greenbelt”


March 1, 2019

Did you know that in Florida, land used for commercial agriculture may qualify for reduced property taxes? The deadline to file an application for agricultural classification is March 1st. Applications must be submitted to your county property ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Kevin Athearn, MB Henry, Small-farms

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