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Florida: Peanut Field Day, Marianna, Aug. 17

Florida: Peanut Field Day, Marianna, Aug. 17

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Jul 17, 2017

The annual Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 starting with registration at 7:45 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland

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Florida: Snails Have Invaded the Western Panhandle

Florida: Snails Have Invaded the Western Panhandle

👤By Michael Donahoe, University of Florida County Extension Director 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Snails have invaded some local areas throughout northern Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties this summer. The snails are tan colored, high and conical, with mature snails about ¾ to 1-inch long. They have been found in extremely high numbers in

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Florida: Mosquito Control – Start With Your Farm Pond

Florida: Mosquito Control – Start With Your Farm Pond

👤By Les Harrison, University of Florida, Wakulla County Extension Director 🕔Jul 5, 2017

The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also minimized, if not eliminated, the need for irrigation and its associated cost. As

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Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

Florida Agriculture: Challenges, Opportunities And The Future

👤By Pete Vergot, University of Florida District Extension Director 🕔Jul 5, 2017

These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. 

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Florida Soybeans: 2 Good Reasons To Scout Closely

Florida Soybeans: 2 Good Reasons To Scout Closely

👤By Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Jackson County 🕔Jul 5, 2017

After a mild winter, with relatively few nights below freezing, it should be no surprise that insect populations are spiking early. One example of this is armyworms, which began showing up in early-mid June across areas of Jackson County, a

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Florida Cotton: Did Excessive Rain Skew Fertility? If So, Options?

Florida Cotton: Did Excessive Rain Skew Fertility? If So, Options?

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida Cropping Systems Specialist 🕔Jul 5, 2017

If you’re like me, you’re watching this rain and wondering where your nutrients are in the soil profile.  The Jay FAWN station has recorded almost 20″ of rain so far in June.  Last week we talked about peanut gypsum application,

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Florida: Insects Stirring In Panhandle Crops

Florida: Insects Stirring In Panhandle Crops

👤By Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Jackson County 🕔Jun 30, 2017

At the beginning to middle of the month I was seeing different species of armyworms. Fall armyworms are usually more active in July but they are turning up sporadically just the same. Kudzu bugs moved into our soybeans at the

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Florida: UF Water Institute Gets $5Mln Grant to Aid Ag, Environment

Florida: UF Water Institute Gets $5Mln Grant to Aid Ag, Environment

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔Jun 27, 2017

The University of Florida Water Institute has received a $5 million, five- year grant to promote water security for the region’s farmers, foresters and the environment. The Water Institute, a campus-wide interdisciplinary Institute, received the grant from the U.S. Department

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Florida: Precision Ag Field Day, Columbia City, July 29

Florida: Precision Ag Field Day, Columbia City, July 29

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jun 27, 2017

I encourage you to join us at a Precision Agriculture Field Day at 10:30 AM  on July 29th at the Bar D Ranch near Columbia City. This will be a brief program highlighting many of the technologies used in our local PA project.

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Florida Peanuts: 4 Pests to Watch for

Florida Peanuts: 4 Pests to Watch for

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Jun 27, 2017

There has been a little more talk lately about the insect situation in our crops and Extension specialists have issued a few updates for us to pay attention to.

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