Matt Lollar

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Name: Matt Lollar
Date registered: May 13, 2015

Biography

Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County Commercial Horticulture Agent. He began his Extension career in 2010 in Sanford, FL as the Seminole County Horticulture Agent. Matt is originally from Belle Fontaine, AL. He earned his MS and BS degrees in Horticulture Production from Auburn University.

Latest posts

  1. Camellia: Think Before You Limb Up — September 6, 2018
  2. A Robotic Mower Debuts at the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day — June 28, 2018
  3. Growing Squash in the Home Garden — June 21, 2018
  4. Extending the Season for Leafy Greens — June 7, 2018
  5. How Did I Get Rust On My Blueberries? — June 4, 2018

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Camellia: Think Before You Limb Up

A few months ago I visited a property that had been renovated to clean up some limbs that were in danger of falling on the house.  Pruning tree limbs that are in danger of hitting a structure is always a good idea, but it’s important to look at the impacts this practice may have on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/09/06/camellia-think-before-you-limb-up/

A Robotic Mower Debuts at the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

Dr. Shaddox discusses the Miimo mower.

A new research project at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL is looking into the quality of turfgrass cut with a robotic mower.  The study is to determine whether the quality of St. Augustinegrass can be improved by continuous mowing with a robotic mower at 2.4″ height instead of the traditional …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/28/a-robotic-mower-debuts-at-the-gulfcoast-expo-turfgrass-field-day/

Growing Squash in the Home Garden

Are you interested in growing squash in your garden?  Do you know the difference between summer squash and winter squash?  Check out this very informative instructional video on growing squash in your home garden by Walton County Agriculture Agent Evan Anderson.     Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/21/growing-squash-in-the-home-garden/

Extending the Season for Leafy Greens

Are you interested in growing lettuce and other leafy greens?  Are you looking for tips on extending the growing season for your leafy green crop?  If so, then check out this very informative instructional video by Washington County Horticulture Agent Matthew Orwat. Author: Matt Lollar – mlollar@ufl.edu Matt Lollar is the Santa Rosa County Commercial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/07/extending-the-season-for-leafy-greens/

How Did I Get Rust On My Blueberries?

Blueberry rust on top of a leaf.

Normally we think of rust as something that deteriorates metal, but a number of different fungal rusts can affect plants in the garden.  Rust disease can affect corn plants, cedar trees, and even blueberry bushes.  Just like the broad range of plant species that can be plagued by rust, there are a number of species …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/04/how-did-i-get-rust-on-my-blueberries/

Be Proactive to Ward Off Armillaria Root Rot

Recently, an Extension Agent in the Florida Panhandle received a picture of some mushrooms popping up in a client’s garden.  These particular mushrooms were in a spot where leftover mushroom compost had been dumped.  The compost was previously used to grow oyster mushrooms and the client was hopeful that she had more oyster mushrooms growing in her …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/04/23/armillaria/

Sweet Potatoes for the Summer

This late winter has been alternating between warm and cool extremes. One thing is for certain and that’s that it’s time to start planning your sweet potato crop. Sweet potatoes are generally planted March through June in the Florida Panhandle. The most common method of planting is with sweet potato slips. Sweet potato slips are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/03/13/sweet-potatoes-for-the-summer/

Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!

Register today for the 2018 Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!  The Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference is scheduled for February 19th & 20th.  On the 19th we will go on an afternoon farm tour in Baldwin County, AL that will end with dinner (included) at Auburn University’s Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center in Fairhope.  Educational sessions …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/02/14/still-time-to-register-for-the-panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference/

Buy Seeds Now for Your Spring Garden!

We’re having a cold winter this year and I’m sure the last thing on your mind is your spring garden, but it’s time to start ordering seeds!  The spring gardening seed catalogs are now out on garden center magazine racks and it’s tempting to buy everything that looks good in pictures.  However, there are a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/25/buy-seeds-now-for-your-spring-garden/

Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/25/mushroom-growing-workshop-february-10-2/

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