Keep an Eye Out for Citrus Greening this Winter

Keep an Eye Out for Citrus Greening this Winter

Scouting for citrus greening disease or huanglongbing (HLB) should be an essential practice of citrus growers in our area. The symptoms of this disease can be found year round, but they are most visible now through March. Citrus greening affects all varieties of...
2019 Gadsden Tomato Forum – December 5

2019 Gadsden Tomato Forum – December 5

The annual Tomato Forum will be held in Gadsden County on Thursday, December 5, 2019.  The event will be hosted by the UF/IFAS Gadsden County Extension at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida from 8:45 AMto12:00 PM eastern time. Topics to...
Friday Feature: Scouting Crop Fields with Drones

Friday Feature: Scouting Crop Fields with Drones

This week’s featured video was produced by Matthew Sligar, who has created a YouTube channel called Rice Farming TV.  Matthew enjoys sharing interesting things he does on his California rice farming operation.  This video shows how he uses a new type of drone to...
Why is There So Much Spotted Wilt in Peanut Fields this Year?

Why is There So Much Spotted Wilt in Peanut Fields this Year?

Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt.   One year later in 2010, and for the next 8 years, spotted wilt would not make a significant presence across the Southeastern Peanut Belt.  In fact, some...