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Do you need a Pesticide Applicator’s License for that?


August 23, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Commercial Crops, Farm, Pesticide Handling, Pesticide License, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

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

What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?


April 27, 2021

External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more so to our horses. Not only do flies make ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, External Parasites, Flies, Horn Fly, Horse Fly, Horses, House Fly, NFLAG, Stable Fly, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County, UFBugs

It’s a Bee…It’s a Fly… It’s Stomach Bots!


February 23, 2021

Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis) The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bot Fly, Horses. Internal Parasites, Stomach Bots, Topic Tuesday, 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: 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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