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Florida Peanuts: Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest

Florida Peanuts: Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest

👤By Xavier Martini and David Wright,University of Florida 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Burrower bugs are small Heteroptera insects with piercing/sucking mouthparts (Figure 1). There are six different species of burrower bugs that have been found to feed on peanuts. Among them, three are found in Georgia and Florida, but most of the

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Florida: Crop Production Meeting, Jay, Feb. 28

Florida: Crop Production Meeting, Jay, Feb. 28

👤By John Doyle Atkins 🕔Feb 15, 2017

Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community

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Florida Corn: Is It Cost-Effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

Florida Corn: Is It Cost-Effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

👤By Zane Grabau, University of Florida 🕔Feb 3, 2017

Plant-parasitic nematodes, including sting, root-knot (RKN), and stubby-root nematodes among others can cause significant damage to Florida field corn. Nematicide application is a common management practice for nematodes, but is it economically feasible for a relatively low-value crop like corn?

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Florida: Panhandle Row Crop Short Course, Marianna, March 2

Florida: Panhandle Row Crop Short Course, Marianna, March 2

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida 🕔Feb 3, 2017

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 2. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at

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Florida: 3 Factors For Minimizing Dicamba Drift

Florida: 3 Factors For Minimizing Dicamba Drift

👤JAY FERRELL, & RAMON LEON, UF/IFAS WEED SPECIASLITS R. AND ETHAN CARTER, REGIONAL CROP IPM AGENT 🕔Jan 30, 2017

After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for the 2017 growing season. As everyone is well aware, there is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses if sensitive

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Florida: Ag Labor – Are You Prepared for Worker Protection Standard Updates?

Florida: Ag Labor – Are You Prepared for Worker Protection Standard Updates?

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔Jan 17, 2017

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the federal Worker Protection Standard. Changes take effect January 2017. The Worker Protection Standard is a regulation originally issued by the U.S.

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Florida: Farmland Rent and Labor Survey Summary

Florida: Farmland Rent and Labor Survey Summary

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida 🕔Jan 9, 2017

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as land owners and farmers, or managers and laborers negotiate for the year ahead. It can be pretty challenging to determine

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Florida: Tools for Assessing Soil Moisture

Florida: Tools for Assessing Soil Moisture

👤By Cheryl Mackowiak, University of Florida 🕔Jan 9, 2017

The exceptionally dry fall, followed by above average rainfall in December surprised many and it has been problematic for those trying to plant and manage winter cover or forage crops. Many might be wondering if their soils have enough moisture

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Florida Corn: 2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary

Florida Corn: 2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary

👤By John Doyle Atkins, University of Florida 🕔Dec 19, 2016

Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year.  These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant

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Florida: Weed Control During Drought

Florida: Weed Control During Drought

👤By Jennifer Bearden, University of Florida 🕔Dec 2, 2016

Herbicide failures are common during extended dry periods. This is frustrating for the pesticide applicator due to wasted time and chemicals.  There are logical reasons why certain herbicides fail during droughts. There are two main reasons why herbicides fail in

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