Extension Suwannee County

Immunization and Chronic Disease

August 9, 2021

National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness month. Each year, this observance emphasizes the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Prior to the COVID-19 vaccine we saw the devastating effect ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life

Celebrate National Watermelon Month

July 13, 2021

National Watermelon Month July is National Watermelon Month. As the name implies, watermelons are made of mostly water. In fact, watermelons are 92% water! The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s) recommends eating fruit, especially ... READ MORE


Topic Tuesday: Stink Bugs

June 1, 2021

The ag sector thrives throughout Suwannee County and for producers to continue to be successful, they require up-to-date information on new emerging crops. One research project being conducted at the NFREC-SV is examining Calabaza Squash as ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Southern Green Stink Bug, Squash, Stink Bugs, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension

What’s Wrong with My Perennial Peanut?

May 25, 2021

Perennial peanut has many benefits as both a ground cover and forage. In fact, one of its best features is its resistance to nematodes, pathogens, and drought. However, if you have an older variety like ‘Florigraze’ and notice your perennial ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Forage, Hay, Livestock, NFLAG, Perennial Peanut, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Celebrating World Bee Day is the Buzz in Suwannee County

May 18, 2021

Why celebrate bees? Celebrate the importance of bees to our food crops and support local beekeepers on May 20. More than 90 crops rely on honeybees for pollination in the US including fruit, fiber, nut and vegetable crops. The crops pollinated ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: #nativebees, #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, #pollinatorsandbeneficialinsects, #wildlifegardeneing, UFBugs, Wildlife

Sleep for Better Health

May 11, 2021

If you asked someone to rank the importance of sleep on a scale of 1-10, they would probably rank it fairly high. Little can compare to a good night's sleep leaving your mind and body feeling refreshed and restored. Most people know and have ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life

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