In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Pickle Cucumber Harvest
  • UF Study Indicates Florida Consumers are Willing to Pay More for Locally Grown Ornamental Plants
  • Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries
  • Recap and Presentations from the Panhandle Satsuma Workshop
  • Citrus Health Forum – April 19
  • Managing Greenhouse Insect Pests through Exclusion Techniques
  • Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project
  • Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop
  • Florida Sod Production BMP Manual is Being Revised
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!
  • Horticulture

    Friday Feature: Pickle Cucumber Harvest

    This week’s featured video was produced by a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Matt Lollar, Horticulture Agent, Jackson County Extension, developed this video to show how those small cucumbers, that are so popular as pickles, are grown and harvested.  The farm in Jackson County that grew these cucumber pickles had a contract …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/23/friday-feature-pickle-cucumber-harvest/

    UF Study Indicates Florida Consumers are Willing to Pay More for Locally Grown Ornamental Plants

    Caroline Roper, Communications Specialist, Mid-Florida REC – Apopka

    Florida consumers see value in and are willing to pay more for locally-grown products, especially when it comes to landscape and ornamental plants, according to a new study conducted by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member Hayk Khachatryan.

    Khachatryan, who leads …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/uf-study-indicates-florida-consumers-are-willing-to-pay-more-for-locally-grown-ornamental-plants/

    Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries

    Today in the nursery trade, when you think of roses, your mind inevitably turns to the ‘Knockout’ rose and its offspring. That’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with Knockoutroses, it makes a great ornamental landscape plant, and it’s easy to propagate.

    With all the Knockout’ mania, since the early 2000s, many garden …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/alternative-rose-options-for-florida-nurseries/

    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/

    Citrus Health Forum – April 19

    The faculty and staff at the North Florida Research and Education Center would like to invite citrus producers to the Citrus Health Forum, to be held April 19, 2018, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, in Quincy, Florida.  Potential attendees of this meeting will include citrus growers, nursery owners, extension agents, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/citrus-health-forum-april-19/

    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/

    Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project

    This week’s featured video was produced by the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) to showcase the teamwork of farmers, UF/IFAS faculty and staff, FFA Chapters, Boy Scouts, food banks, and numerous community partners and sponsors that work together on the annual Farm to City project.  This cooperative effort provides 800 needy …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/featured-video-uf-ifas-farm-to-city-project/

    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/

    Florida Sod Production BMP Manual is Being Revised

     

    Bryan Unruh, UF/IFAS Turf Specialist

    Sod production in Florida contributes approximately $300 million to the state’s economy annually. As the economy continues to rebound and new houses are built to accommodate Florida’s population growth, sod will also see an increase in demand, which bodes well for Florida’s sod producers.

    Best management …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/florida-sod-production-bmp-manual-is-being-revised/

    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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