Healthy Soil is Teeming with Microscopic Life

Healthy Soil is Teeming with Microscopic Life

Farmers are intrinsically tied to the soil that encompasses their farmland. Where others only see dirt, greenery, and maybe a few worms, farmers – especially those who rely on organic nutrient sources such as compost, green manure, and plant and animal meals to...
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...
Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 7

Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 7

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2019 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 7 at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference...
Beasts that Bite and Things that Sting

Beasts that Bite and Things that Sting

Our recent storm was traumatic in a lot of ways, and not only for humans. Many animals found their homes destroyed by the weather, which may unfortunately make cleanup and recovery even more difficult for everybody. While cooler temperatures in the fall and winter...