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Farm Equipment Maintenance: Time to Check the Coolant System

Farm Equipment Maintenance: Time to Check the Coolant System

👤By Les Harrison, University of Florida County Extension Director 🕔Dec 4, 2017

The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager, who is responsible for maintaining the engines of agriculture production. One

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North Florida Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial Update

North Florida Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial Update

👤By Peter Andersen, University of Florida 🕔Dec 1, 2017

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per

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2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension County Director 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can be pretty

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Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida Extension Cropping Systems Specialist 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test! Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in

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Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Nov. 16

Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Nov. 16

👤By Matt Lollar, University of Florida Extension Horticulture Agent 🕔Nov 7, 2017

The Florida Pecan Field Day has been rescheduled. Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Jefferson County Extension Office for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it,

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Florida: Farm City Festival, Marianna, Nov. 3-4

Florida: Farm City Festival, Marianna, Nov. 3-4

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension Agent 🕔Oct 16, 2017

For the fourth straight year, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a two-day Farm City Festival, on November 3 & 4, 2017, in Marianna, FL.  If you love antiques tractors or souped-up lawnmowers, this is a unique opportunity.  Antique

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Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

👤From University of Florida Extension 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and

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Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Oct 16, 2017

After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically. Most

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Florida Peanuts: Good, Bad, and Ugly – Local Crop Conditions

Florida Peanuts: Good, Bad, and Ugly – Local Crop Conditions

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida County Extension Agent 🕔Oct 6, 2017

We have been struggling with declining crop conditions locally. It has been an extremely challenging year, with low yields overall. It appears the remainder of the crop needs to come out quickly.

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Florida Peanuts: Nematode Damage and Management Decisions

Florida Peanuts: Nematode Damage and Management Decisions

👤By Zane Grabau, University of Florida Extension Nematologist 🕔Oct 2, 2017

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse

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