Matt Lollar

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Name: Matt Lollar
Date registered: May 13, 2015

Biography

Matt Lollar is the Jackson County Horticulture Agent. He has 5 years of experience with University of Florida/IFAS Extension and he began his career 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. Be Proactive to Ward Off Armillaria Root Rot — April 23, 2018
  2. Sweet Potatoes for the Summer — March 13, 2018
  3. Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference! — February 14, 2018
  4. Buy Seeds Now for Your Spring Garden! — January 25, 2018
  5. Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10 — January 25, 2018

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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/

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, NOVEMBER 18 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/2018/01/10/mushroom-growing-workshop-february-10/

Hydroponic Bucket Garden

Leaf lettuce growing in a floating hydroponic system.

Christmas is just around the corner and what better gift could you give other than the gift that keeps on giving…a hydroponic bucket garden!  Floating hydroponic gardens are easy to build with supplies found at just about any home and garden center.  A simple garden can be constructed with a 5-Gallon bucket, polystyrene foam board …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/12/14/hydroponic-bucket-garden/

He’s Bored, But He Didn’t Kill Your Tree

Sometimes you don’t realize a tree is dying until it is dead.  A few weeks ago, we got a call from a client who said he had insects killing his trees.  Before having someone drive out to the property, our Master Gardener volunteer recommended that the client bring in some of the insects for us …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/11/20/hes-bored-but-he-didnt-kill-your-tree/

Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, November 18 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow oyster mushrooms. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Learn to culture your …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/24/mushroom-growing-workshop-november-18/

Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

Over the last month or so, home gardeners and commercial growers alike have noticed what look to be large dust particles floating through the air. It’s probably not uncommon to have inhaled a few or even a few hundred of these mysterious particles. Most likely, these “particles” aren’t dust at all but whiteflies instead. Whiteflies are small (less than a tenth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/02/whiteflies-invade-the-panhandle/

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