Want to get a head start on planting this spring? Then the time to soil test is now!
Soil testing is an easy way to determine the nutrient management needs ahead of time. This can allow for easier planning and budgeting of resources for farmers ... READ MORE
Introduction to financial assistance program for all farm and forestry operations will be Offered Dec 13th, 2022 at the NFREC-SV for Suwannee all surrounding counties
Financial Assistance Expo flyer
Who do farm and forestry producers go ... READ MORE
Rotational cropping systems are nothing new but changing from a cash crop-based rotation to a sod-based rotation has the promise of giving farmers a viable new option for increasing yields, simultaneously enhancing soil quality, and still promoting ... READ MORE
Florida has a booming entomological clade and insects are inevitable nearly everywhere you turn. From protecting our homes, offices, fields and crops, pesticides are often our only line of defense against the damage these pests bring. But did ... READ MORE
It finally feels like fall with cool temperatures moving into North Florida last week! Cool temperatures mean we can start planting crops that require cooler temperatures and shorter days to grow. Not many people know this, but strawberries ... READ MORE
Wow how time flies! We are already in August and that means it is Tree Check Month! The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is reminding people this month to check their trees for signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). This ... READ MORE
Suwannee County is home to a vast array of diversified crops, such as peanuts, soybeans, hay, vegetables, and orchard crops. One important harvested crop is corn for grain and silage. Growing conditions can be tough for corn and on top of that, ... READ MORE
Already in Suwannee County, growers have been reporting issues about dark spots on their carrot leaves or defoliation issues in their field. UF/IFAS Ag Extension Agents and Specialists have been visiting fields, taking samples, and sending them ... READ MORE
Plant identification, especially grasses, is one of my FAVORITE things to do as an extension agent and plant nerd. I love coming to work and seeing specimens or visiting producers fields and pastures because live samples ... READ MORE
What is an acceptable value for leasing land?
Many agriculture producers rely on leased land to produce their product. The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service provides data based on regions, states, and counties. This information ... READ MORE