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. Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop — March 9, 2018
  2. Managing Greenhouse Insect Pests through Exclusion Techniques — February 9, 2018
  3. Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop — February 2, 2018
  4. Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available! — January 26, 2018
  5. Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill? — November 3, 2017

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Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop

The Panhandle Satsuma Workshop was held in Jackson County on February 27, 2018!  There was a great turnout with 115 participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.  Thank you to all who attended.

Thank you also to the presenters: Dr. Xavier Martini; Dr. Pete Andersen; and Dr. Tripti Vashisth!  A special thanks goes out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/recap-and-presentations-from-the-panhandle-satsuma-workshop/

Managing Greenhouse Insect Pests through Exclusion Techniques

Greenhouse vegetable production can help diversify your farm.  Florida possesses a competitive advantage during winter months, because of much lower heating costs compared to other states and Canada.  A major disadvantage, however, to producing greenhouse vegetables during the winter is the increased insect pest pressure at planting time (August – September).  A key insect pest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/managing-greenhouse-insect-pests-through-exclusion-techniques/

Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop

Thank you to all those who attended the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop held in Jackson County on January 25, 2018!  There was a great turnout with participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

Thank you to our presenters: Dr. Mathews Paret; Dr. Melanie Kalischuck; Dr. Josh Freeman; and Dr. Peter Dittmar!  Whether you attended the workshop, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/02/recap-and-presentations-from-the-tri-state-cucurbit-workshop/

Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!

Join us for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on February 19 & 20 in Pensacola! Registration includes a farm tour, dinner after the tour, breakfast & lunch the next day, and excellent educational sessions. The complete agenda is now available.  Use your mouse or finger to “click” on the image below for full screen …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-agenda-now-available/

Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill?

The new Temporary Agricultural Workers Visa Program (H-2C bill) passed the United States House Judiciary Committee review last Wednesday. H-2C is described in the Ag Worker Act (HR-4092). H-2C is a proposed update to the current H-2A program. Hopefully the new program will simplify hiring temporary workers for farm work. Before going into the details …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/update-what-to-know-about-the-new-temporary-ag-worker-bill/

Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty

Cassava, also called yuca (not to be confused with the ornamental plant Yucca), tapioca, or manioc in other regions of the world, is a tropical root crop native to South America.  Cassava belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which is known for plants with milky sap and includes plants like poinsettias and spurge.  The cassava root is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/cassava-a-crop-for-the-back-forty/

Cowpea Curculio Outbreak Anticipated after Mild Winter

Peas are a staple food throughout the South.  Whether you prefer southern peas, cowpeas, or blackeye peas, they are all under threat from the cowpea curculio, also known locally as pea weevils.  With the mild winter this year, growers can anticipate that cowpea curculios may show up much earlier in the season, with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/cowpea-curculio-outbreak-anticipated-after-mild-winter/

Pecan Harvest Equipment Demonstration Video

The Texas Pecan Short Course is an annual, four day training offered by Texas A&M University. The short course teaches pecan orchard managers and prospective pecan growers how to plant, grow, harvest, and market pecans. A harvest equipment demonstration is one of the hands-on activities offered during this training. The following video that provides …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/pecan-harvest-equipment-demonstration-video/

Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights

The Panhandle Ag Extension Team hosted the inaugural Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on Tuesday, October 11.  The conference featured three concurrent session tracks for participants to choose from, a keynote address on whole farm business profitability, and a locally sourced lunch cooked by the Jackson County Master Gardeners.  More than 120 people attended the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/21/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-highlights/

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