Gadsden Tomato Forum – December 6

Gadsden Tomato Forum – December 6

The annual Tomato Forum will be held in Gadsden County on Thursday, December 6, 2018.  The event will be hosted by the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM eastern time. Topics to be covered will include tomato...
Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Prickly Pear is one of those tenacious, tough to handle weeds that you hate to find growing in your pastures and hay fields.  It can be very difficult to control and eradicate.  This weed typically spreads and reproduces via fragmentation of original plants, such as...
Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

Although not an extremely common weed in established and well managed pastures and hayfields, Adam’s Needle (Yucca filamentosa L.) can be a persistent and unwanted weed, especially in pastures that have been recently established in reclaimed timberland, or in...
Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots continue to be a cause of consternation to producers of high quality hay in the Panhandle in 2016. Research in Georgia indicates that, since their first discovery in that state in 2010, stem maggots have spread across the southeast.  In...
Snakes of the Florida Panhandle:  Southern Copperhead

Snakes of the Florida Panhandle: Southern Copperhead

— There are approximately 44 species of snakes found in Florida.  The Southern Copperhead is one of only six venomous snakes that one might encounter while outdoors in the Florida Panhandle.    A uniquely beautiful and secretive snake, they historically have...