Cold Hardy Citrus Field Day – October 27

Cold Hardy Citrus Field Day – October 27

Citrus growers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as from Southern Georgia and Alabama are invited to attend the 2022 UF/IFAS Cold Hardy Citrus Field Day. The workshop will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy (155 Research...
Friday Feature:  Growing Plants in Soil from the Moon

Friday Feature: Growing Plants in Soil from the Moon

Researchers at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) have successfully grown plants in lunar soil extracted from three NASA missions to the Moon.  Rob Feral and Anna Lisa Paul, UF/IFAS Horticulture Department, were the first scientist to show that plants can be grown in...
Diaprepes Root Weevil Expands its Spread in the Panhandle

Diaprepes Root Weevil Expands its Spread in the Panhandle

Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa, and Dr. Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy The diaprepes root weevil (aka the Apopka weevil) is expanding its spread in North Florida and is now in Bay County.  The weevil has...
What are those Winding Paths in Crop Leaves?

What are those Winding Paths in Crop Leaves?

  Have you ever noticed what looks like little winding squiggly paths through the leaf surface of your vegetable crops? If so, then you likely had a visit from leafminers. The most common leafminer species we encounter in our Florida vegetable crops are vegetable...
Liquid Lime: Is it Too Good to be True?

Liquid Lime: Is it Too Good to be True?

  Recently, I’ve been asked for my opinion on liquid lime. “Will it work as well as the salesperson says it will? Will it be cheaper?” In this economy, anything we can do to save a few bucks or reduce costs deserves a second glance.  I understand the...