June 7 Watermelon Crop Update

June 7 Watermelon Crop Update

UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee Valley Weekly Watermelon Crop Update. These updates are 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...
Cedar Apple Rust Has Arrived on Fruit Trees

Cedar Apple Rust Has Arrived on Fruit Trees

This past week has been dry, but we’ve already had an abundance of rain this year.  Wet conditions are conducive to fungal disease.  One disease that is starting to show up is cedar apple rust.   – As you would expect, cedar apple rust is a member of...
Friday Feature:  Miracle Fruit for Chemo Patients

Friday Feature: Miracle Fruit for Chemo Patients

There is a tropical fruit that can be grown in Florida called miracle fruit or miracle berry, that has a very interesting benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemo treatment.  This tropical berry from West Africa can make sour things temporarily taste sweet, but...
Suwannee Valley Watermelon Crop Update: March 29

Suwannee Valley Watermelon Crop Update: March 29

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