The Pollinating Power of Bumble Bees

The Pollinating Power of Bumble Bees

  There are five social species of bumble bees (Bombus spp.) native to Florida, and each is an important pollinator throughout the state. European honeybees provide about 85 percent of our pollinating activity that is vital for supplying one-quarter to one-third...
Emerging Vegetable Alternatives for the Panhandle

Emerging Vegetable Alternatives for the Panhandle

Are you a farmer looking to try something new?  Or maybe you just acquired some land and want to put it to good use to earn a profit.  There are so many options that can work in the Panhandle; your specific situation will determine which options are realistic for...
New Fusarium Wilt Risk Calculator for Watermelons

New Fusarium Wilt Risk Calculator for Watermelons

Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist,  Mathew Cullen, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Dept., & Kevin Athearn, Regional Specialized Agent.   As we move into the cooler months of fall, many of us are thinking about hunting, catching up on much need repairs,...
Pumpkin Production in North Florida

Pumpkin Production in North Florida

We are nearly at the end of our planting window to grow pumpkins before Halloween, but certainly have plenty of time to produce winter squash before Thanksgiving. With that said you shouldn’t run out and plant pumpkins without reading this primer. Standard carving...
June 30 Watermelon Crop Update

June 30 Watermelon Crop Update

UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee Valley Watermelon Crop Update summarized by Bob Hochmuth with input from Suwannee Valley Extension Agents: Mark Warren, Tyler Pittman, Tatiana Sanchez, Luke Harlow, Jay Capasso, Sylvia Wills, Dan Fenneman, Keith Wynn, Danielle Sprague, Kevin...