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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

Topic Tuesday: Bee Communication


April 6, 2021

Communication is the key to success of any team and honey bees are no exception. These social insects interact using smell, taste, sound, and touch. They communicate about food resources or even about potential nearby danger. These developed ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Bee Communication, Bees, Pheromones, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Agriculture, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Topic Tuesday: Bee Biology


March 2, 2021

Now that we know what pollinators are and types of bees found here in Florida, let's take a closer look at bee biology. Bees belong to the order of Hymenoptera, with ants and wasps. Bees can look like wasps but have more hair and thicker body ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture
Tags: Bee Anatomy, Bee Biology, Bee Parts, Bees, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Agriculture, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Oak Leaves have been Falling Like Rain


February 16, 2021

Free Nutrients: My oak trees have been dropping leaves like crazy this fall and winter. WooHoo, free nutrients for my planted shrubs and perennials. I created large plant beads so the leaves can drop in and provide a mulch layer that decomposes ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, Earthworms, Gardening, Mulching, Oakleaf Mulch, Pestinnorthflroida, Typesofmulch, Weeds, Wildlifegardening

Topic Tuesday: Types of Bees


February 2, 2021

Last blog, I talked about pollination and pollinator impact on crops grown throughout Florida. This blog, I am highlighting types of bees seen throughout Florida, both native and non-native. There are approximately 20,000 species of bees. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture
Tags: Africanized Honey Bee, Bees, Honey Bees, Native Bees, Pollinators, Suwannee County, Topic Tuesday, Types Of Bees, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

My Two Cents About Dollarweed


January 19, 2021

How to recognize it: Dollarweed is a moisture-loving plant that can be hard to manage in lawns and landscape beds. Also know as pennywort, Dollarweed (Hydrocotyle spp.), is a warm-season perennial weed. It is named because of its silver-dollar-shaped ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: #northfloridagardening, Gardening, Lawn Weeds, Native Plants, Pollinators And Beneficial Insects, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, Weed Management

Topic Tuesday: Two-Spotted Spider Mite


November 2, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Horticulture, Strawberry, Suwannee County, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, Two-spotted Spider Mite

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