In this Issue:
  • Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty
  • New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in November & December
  • Update on UF/IFAS Winter Biofuel Crop Study
  • Ethiopian Mustard a New Crop for the Panhandle
  • Carinata: A Crop with Potential for Florida’s Farmers
  • energy crops

    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/

    New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in November & December

    The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/01/09/new-ufifas-fact-sheets-added-to-edis-in-november-december/

    Update on UF/IFAS Winter Biofuel Crop Study

    David Wright,  Jim Marois, and Nicholas DeLorenzo, researchers at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS NFREC), are leading an effort with support from the Florida Department of Consumer Services (FDACS), Mustard 21 (Canada), Agrisoma (Canada), and Applied Research Associates (ARA) from Panama City to develop a crop adapted to the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/04/25/update-on-ufifas-winter-biofuel-crop-study/

    Ethiopian Mustard a New Crop for the Panhandle

    Jim Marois, Professor of Plant Pathology, NFREC-Quincy

    Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) are working on a new winter crop for the Southeast U.S.  Ethiopian mustard, Brassica carinata is an oil seed crop that can be used to make an excellent biofuel.

    Because Ethiopian mustard is a cool …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/12/13/ethiopian-mustard-a-new-crop-for-the-panhandle/

    Carinata: A Crop with Potential for Florida’s Farmers

    Field preparations at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy Florida are currently underway for a crop trial offering great value potential for Florida Panhandle farmers, and potential economic and environmental benefits for everyone else.

    Brassica carinata, or carinata as it is commonly called, is a leafy plant originating in Ethiopia. In …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/08/16/carinata-a-crop-with-potential-for-floridas-farmers/