Consider Strawberry Production this Fall

Consider Strawberry Production this Fall

As the alternating cycles of sun, heat and rain shape our summer days, I start thinking about cooler times ahead and the fall planting season. One plant to consider for cool-season producton are strawberries. Planting strawberries in the fall is really an exercise in...
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...
Cultivar Diversity Can Extend Muscadine Harvest Season

Cultivar Diversity Can Extend Muscadine Harvest Season

Although muscadine harvest can begin as early as July and as late as September, peak time is just beginning for the bulk of the muscadines grown in the Florida Panhandle.  Generally, muscadines do not store well or last long after harvest, so growers need the ability...