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Florida Peanuts: Assessing Crop Health with Nodule Analysis

Florida Peanuts: Assessing Crop Health with Nodule Analysis

👤By David Hensley and Diane Rowland, University of Florida Agronomists 🕔Aug 21, 2017

One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do this by forming a symbiosis (a mutual “partnership”)

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Florida Peanuts: What Causes Yellowing in the Field?

Florida Peanuts: What Causes Yellowing in the Field?

👤By Jennifer Bearden, Agriculture Agent Okaloosa County, IFAS Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

It happens every year. You cruise peanut fields and see spots of yellowing in a field.  The million dollar question is, “What is causing this yellowing?”  Unfortunately, there are many answers to this question.  Problems that cause yellowing in peanuts

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Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of

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Florida Panhandle: Mobile Irrigation Team Helps Farmers Lower Costs, Save Water

Florida Panhandle: Mobile Irrigation Team Helps Farmers Lower Costs, Save Water

👤By Andrea Albertin, University of Florida Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase crop yields and lower costs through improved irrigation efficiency. By increasing efficiency,

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Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Sept. 12

Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Sept. 12

👤By Matt Lollar, University of Florida 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Harvest time is just around the corner for Florida pecan growers. Producers will meet in Monticello on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it, the morning’s

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Florida: Columbia County Peanut Twilight Tour, Lake City, Aug. 10

Florida: Columbia County Peanut Twilight Tour, Lake City, Aug. 10

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida County Extension Agent 🕔Aug 3, 2017

I.C. Terry Farm and UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County are making preparations for the Columbia County Peanut Twilight Tour to be held at the I.C. Terry Farm on August 10th, 2017 at 5:30 PM. The educational event will include Extension specialists

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Florida Peanuts: Time to Scout for Disease Symptoms

Florida Peanuts: Time to Scout for Disease Symptoms

👤By Barry Tillman, University of Florida Peanut Specilaist 🕔Jul 31, 2017

The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack of water and a curse for peanut because wet fields prevented or delayed fungicide application and because

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Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Whitefly Scouting Tips

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Whitefly Scouting Tips

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Whiteflies can cause economic damage to plants in several ways. Heavy infestations of adults and their progeny can cause reduction in vigor and yield of older plants, due to sap removal. When adult and immature whiteflies feed, they also excrete honeydew, a

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Florida Cotton, Soybeans, Peanuts: Whiteflies……What Now?

Florida Cotton, Soybeans, Peanuts: Whiteflies……What Now?

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jul 28, 2017

We knew to be on the lookout for whiteflies in our cotton, soybeans and peanuts based on high populations early in the season. I have had several discussions with Extension Entomologists to learn more about this insect and the implications

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Florida: Soybean Rust Detected in Jackson County

Florida: Soybean Rust Detected in Jackson County

👤By Ian Small, University of Florida Plant Pathologist 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Soybean rust was confirmed in early-planted soybean sentinel plots on June 26, 2017 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Marianna Florida. Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent cooperating with Ian Small, and Kelly O’Brien on the monitoring of the sentinel

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