Category: Crops

Barn Bugs

destructive barn bugs

By: Les Harrison Destructive Barn Bugs By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive barn bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and… Read More

Wasps In North Florida

By: Les Harrison The Wasp Strikes Back The low frequency droning is unmistakable.  The casual flight pattern belies the potential agony of an encounter and the real possibility of a painful attack from multiple directions. Wasps in north… Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers Go By Other Aliases

Lubbers

By, Les Harrison Lubbers, Who? Having an alias can be a handy tool, especially if one’s deeds are perceived as less than honorable. Lubbers are guilty of the nom-de-crime permits the holder to wantonly commit all sorts of… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

A Favorite Of Southern Cooks, Okra Thrives In Heat

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist The heat and humidity have taken its toll on most garden plants in Wakulla County.  Whatever was left was attacked by a bumper crop… Read More

Corn Is Thriving With All The Recent Rain

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director One thing is certain, the recent rains are making the grass and most other plants grow. Thankfully the conversations about drought have been silenced for the time being and everything… Read More

English Peas Grow Successfully In The Wakulla Spring

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director and Gohar Umar FAMU Extension Horticulture Specialist April in Wakulla County is a transitional gardening month. Both spring and winter gardens are being tended, with the winter crops coming to an… Read More

Onions: A Hardy Crop That Stands Up To North Florida Winters

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival earlier this week of frigid winter weather in Wakulla County by way of 2017’s first polar express has changed the gardening landscape. Only the hardiest vegetables have survived,… Read More