Suwannee Valley Watermelon Crop Update: March 29

Suwannee Valley Watermelon Crop Update: March 29

UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee Valley Weekly Watermelon Crop Update –  summarized by Bob Hochmuth with input from Extension Agents: Mark Warren, Tyler Pittman, Tatiana Sanchez, Luke Harlow, Jay Capasso, Sylvia Wills, Dan Fenneman, Keith Wynn, Danielle Sprague, Kevin...
Watch for Citrus Rust Mite

Watch for Citrus Rust Mite

In recent years, not a summer has gone by in which I did not see citrus rust mite (CRM) damage in a citrus grove. I thought this year would be the first. Unfortunately, last week I saw my first rust mite damage of the year. Unlike the myriad of pests that have been...
Clearwing Moth – Insect Pest of Peaches and Olives

Clearwing Moth – Insect Pest of Peaches and Olives

There are many species of clearwing moths that affect various fruit and ornamental trees.  The most common species in the southeast is the peachtree borer.  However, another species of clearwing moth causes damage to olive trees.  The larval stage of these species...
Friday Feature: Satsuma Mandarin Harvest

Friday Feature: Satsuma Mandarin Harvest

This week’s featured video was produced by Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Commercial Horticulture Agent in Santa Rosa County, to highlight the satsuma mandarin harvest in North Florida.  The video showcases the skill and care needed to harvest satsumas without injuring their...