Friday Feature:  Harvest CROO Robotic Strawberry Picker

Friday Feature: Harvest CROO Robotic Strawberry Picker

This week’s featured videos were produced by Channel 10 Tampa Bay News and Harvest CROO Robotics to demonstrate new technology that will soon be available for strawberry growers to replace hand labor.  The Harvest CROO looks like a motorhome with tractor tires...
If Not Disease, Then What? Abiotic Vegetable Disorders

If Not Disease, Then What? Abiotic Vegetable Disorders

Every spring and summer I perform site visits to vegetable growers to diagnose plant problems. This summer is no different, but I have found several instances of plant disorders that look like disease or insect damage, but really are not. Whenever a problem is found...
2022 Watermelon Update #13 – June 6

2022 Watermelon Update #13 – June 6

Bob Hochmuth with input from Suwannee Valley Extension Agents: Mark Warren (Levy), Tyler Pittman (Gilchrist), Tatiana Sanchez (Alachua), Luke Harlow (Union), Jay Capasso (Columbia), Dan Fenneman (Madison), Keith Wynn (Hamilton), Danielle Sprague (Jefferson), Emily...
Blackberry Production Potential in North Florida

Blackberry Production Potential in North Florida

Looking for a crop with great potential in the Panhandle? The University of Florida has done in-depth research on the best cultivars for our area, weed management, and how many chill hours blackberries require. Blackberry breeders have developed thornless cultivars...
2022 Watermelon Update #12 – May 30

2022 Watermelon Update #12 – May 30

Bob Hochmuth with input from Suwannee Valley Extension Agents: Mark Warren (Levy), Tyler Pittman (Gilchrist), Tatiana Sanchez (Alachua), Luke Harlow (Union), Jay Capasso (Columbia), Dan Fenneman (Madison), Keith Wynn (Hamilton), Danielle Sprague (Jefferson), Emily...