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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

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

Lettuce Bolting: When to harvest?


June 18, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture,
Tags: Florida Lettuce, Greenhouse Production, Hydroponics, Lettuce, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, North Florida Vegetable Production

Prospective Alternative Crops: Hemp, Barley, Carinata


May 23, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Alternative Crops, Barley, Carinata, Cover Crops, Hemp, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley

North Florida Peanut Diagnostic Survey


March 11, 2019

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

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

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

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