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
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
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
Nearly 80 attendees including producers and stakeholders gathered at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley on May 20, 2019, to learn about potential opportunities of prospective alternative crops. The Center hosted ... READ MORE
Throughout North Florida, producers have reported seeing corn of certain varieties with twisted whorls and other unusual symptoms. Soon after planting, the region experienced cool temperatures in combination with the occurrence of cloudy days. ... READ MORE
After experiencing yield loss and financial setbacks during the 2017 growing season because of the “Peanut Collapse” phenomenon, a diagnostic survey project was established. Time was spent collecting samples during the 2018 peanut season ... READ MORE
As you prepare for the next corn season, consider these reminders to help in planning for a healthy crop this year.
Many think the biggest limiting factor for a corn crop in North Florida is nutrients, but in reality it is rainfall/climate. ... READ MORE