Tag Archive: Vegetable

Vegetable Crops Field Day – October 13

The 2017 UF/IFAS Vegetable Crops Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, squash, and tomatoes. The event will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center located at 155 Research Road, in Quincy Florida. Learn the results of the latest research on… Soil Fumigant Trials Deep Drip …

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Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

Figure 1: Rain and leaf wetness exacerbate bacterial spot and can lead to complete blighting or defoliation of the plant. Credit: Josh Freeman As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/protecting-fall-vegetable-crops-after-the-hurricane/

Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a insect pest identification and management workshop for vegetable producers and home gardeners throughout Northwest Florida. Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop is relevant to anyone …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/fall-vegetable-production-workshop-combating-insect-pests-september-12-2017/

High Tunnels Can Exclude Vegetable Pests

High tunnel Tomato Crop at UF/IFAS WFREC: photo by Blake Thaxton High tunnel crop production has steadily increased in Northwest Florida, with many utilizing funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). There are many benefits to high tunnel production with crop earliness being the most talked about. Another major …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/high-tunnels-can-exclude-vegetable-pests/

Key Factors to Successful Vegetable Gardening

Site selection of your vegetable garden is a very important part of vegetable gardening because if the appropriate site is not selected than success may be limited. Identify distance between vegetable garden and water source. Image of a Walton County Community Garden site in DeFuniak Springs, FL.Photo Credit: Eddie Powell First, the gardener should place the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/key-factors-to-successful-vegetable-gardening/

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course Will Begin in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/14/2015-small-farms-series-organic-vegetable-production-course-will-begin-in-january/

Vegetable Crops Management Class October 24-25

The University of Florida will provide an introductory commercial vegetable crop production course. The Vegetable Crops Management Class will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center located in Quincy, Florida on Friday, October 24, 2014 beginning at 4:00PM Eastern Time, and ending at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Topics to …

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Evaluating Kaolin as a Natural Vegetable Pesticide

Figure 1. Kaolin applied to tomato (photograph by Joe Funderburk) Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy Kaolin (a naturally occurring mined mineral) is an aluminosilicate particle film that is applied directly onto crops (Figure 1). The film acts through multiple modes of action to reduce insects and disease. Modes …

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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

Healthful outdoor exercise, a feeling of accomplishment, and potential saving on the family food bill are good reasons why more and more Floridians are turning to home vegetable gardening. Image Credit: FAMU Usually, the most physically challenging part of a vegetable gardening project is to get the soil ready for planting.  However, whatever you do, don’t give …

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Thinning Vegetable Seedlings

Some vegetables and herbs like lettuce, carrots, collards, basil, and radish have very small seeds. It is difficult to plant these seeds so there is space between emerging plants for proper development. These plants will often need thinning after they mature. Thinning allows for adequate space for leaf and root development during the growing season.  Crowded …

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