In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Melon Planting Equipment Demonstration
  • Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety
  • 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30
  • Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity
  • Virus Infections in Cucurbit Crops
  • Friday Feature: Pickle Cucumber Harvest
  • Managing Greenhouse Insect Pests through Exclusion Techniques
  • Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project
  • Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!
  • Vegetables

    Friday Feature: Melon Planting Equipment Demonstration

    This week’s featured video was produced by a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team, Matt Lollar, now located in Santa Rosa County.  Locally grown cantaloupes are being harvested now and are available at your local farmer’s market or grocery store.  See how they got their start in this video.  The video was filmed …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/friday-feature-melon-planting-equipment-demonstration/

    Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

    Supplemental water is necessary for good crop yields in fruit and vegetable production. Water quality is equally as important as water quantity when it comes to fruit and vegetable production. Unfortunately, water can transport harmful microorganisms from adjacent lands or other areas of the farm. The water source and how the water is applied influence …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/water-source-recommendations-for-food-safety/

    34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30

    Members, Friends, and Supporters of the Florida Seed Association (FSA) are invited to attend the Florida Seed Association annual meeting. The 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar will take place on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.  The event will take place at the Florida Farm Bureau Building, 5700 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida. The cost …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/34th-annual-fsa-uf-ifas-seedsmen-seminar-may-30/

    Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity

    International Compost Awareness Week is May 6-12 this year. This educational initiative, promoted by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation, was started in Canada in 1995, and has continued to grow in popularity as communities, businesses, municipalities, schools, and organizations celebrate the benefits of compost and composting. But perhaps the most important people involved …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/utilizing-compost-to-boost-crop-productivity/

    Virus Infections in Cucurbit Crops

     

    Every growing season, farmers prepare for the expected diseases. You plant at the appropriate time, buy varieties that have resistance or tolerance to various diseases, utilize fungicides that have protective properties to try to reduce the chance of developing problems, water in a timely manner, and grow your crop with a multitude of best …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/virus-infections-in-cucurbit-crops/

    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/

    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/

    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/

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