Tomato Varieties for the 2019 Fall Growing Season

Tomato Varieties for the 2019 Fall Growing Season

Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS Horticultural Specialist Though we haven’t started picking the spring 2019 crop, it is already time to start thinking about the fall crop, because soon it will be time to order seed. Based on current information, whitefly numbers are generally...
Alternative Crop Enterprise Workshop – April 30

Alternative Crop Enterprise Workshop – April 30

The FAMU Cooperative Extension Program invites you to an Alternative Crop Enterprise Workshop on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3PM at the FAMU Research and Extension Center.  Affectionately known as the FAMU Farm, the Center is located at 4259 Bainbridge...
Using Kaolin to Manage Whiteflies: A Novel Approach

Using Kaolin to Manage Whiteflies: A Novel Approach

Nicholas Johnston, Mathews Paret, and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS NFREC Quincy Since its introduction to Florida in 1986, the silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, biotype B (Fig 1) has remained one of the most problematic and difficult pests to manage in vegetables. This...
New Phone App Connects Beekeepers and Growers

New Phone App Connects Beekeepers and Growers

Source: Pollination Network Pollination Network, a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers, launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps beekeepers to find jobs with nearby growers, and it allows...
Plastic Mulch Retrieval Equipment Evaluation

Plastic Mulch Retrieval Equipment Evaluation

About a month ago I was lucky enough to attend North Carolina State’s Tomato Field Day, at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC.  Every summer crowds flock from all over the Southeast to learn what’s new in the world of...
Grafting Tomatoes for Disease Resistance and Improved Yield

Grafting Tomatoes for Disease Resistance and Improved Yield

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend North Carolina State’s Tomato Field Day, at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC.  Every summer crowds flock from all over the Southeast to learn what’s new in the world of...