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.
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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
MORE science is needed to understand the benefits and challenges of cover crop in the Suwannee River Basin in North Florida
Despite numerous benefits described in the literature (CTIC 2016, SARE 2016, USDA 2014), the rate of Florida ... READ MORE
Do cover crops have a place on your farm?
Through UF/IFAS, 14 on-farm soil improvement demonstrations were started in 2017 to collect crop production and soil data for two years. We interviewed farmers as potential participants and heard ... READ MORE
Carinata Summit poster session, Pananama City, FL Patrick TROY
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Brassica carinata, or Ethiopian mustard, is an oilseed crop native to the Ethiopian highlands with potential for planting in Florida row crops winter ... READ MORE
Planting of peanuts has begun in North Florida as many growers ask what this year will bring for peanut production, pricing, and weather. A number of farms had good looking peanuts up until harvest last year (2017). Once the diggers went in, ... READ MORE
Corn Variety Trial with Best Management Practices now Underway in Suwannee ValleyAfter a few weeks of cool evenings, grain corn in North Florida is finally starting to grow. Cool soil temperatures reduced reduce Phosphorous uptake in corn ... READ MORE
Brassica carinata, or Ethiopian mustard, is an oilseed crop native to the Ethiopian highlands with potential for planting in Florida row crops winter rotations. During an otherwise fallow period, B. carinata may provide benefits as a cover crop ... READ MORE
Do you have damage from hurricane Irma?
Go to the following websites to find help.
FSA and NRCS will be hosting these meetings in 49 counties.
USDA Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshops: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/index
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