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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

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

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

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

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

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

Tobacco in the Suwannee Valley


March 6, 2019

Agricultural production within the Suwannee Valley is the number one economic driver in the North-central region of Florida. Since the 1920’s, the Suwannee Valley area of the state has been known for producing premium quality tobacco. Historically, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chris Vann, Florida Tobacco Production, Lafayette County Extension, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Suwannee Valley Agriculture

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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