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Florida Drought: Aquifers Need Recharging – Extension Tips for Conservation

Florida Drought: Aquifers Need Recharging – Extension Tips for Conservation

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔May 23, 2017

Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any U.S. state, the agency reports.

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Florida: Dry Conditions Slow Crop Planting

Florida: Dry Conditions Slow Crop Planting

👤By Mace Bauer, Florida Crops 🕔May 22, 2017

Farmers in Columbia County have faced dry conditions the last 30 days which resulted in poor planting conditions for crops.

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Florida: Perennial Peanut Field Day, Quincy, June 2

Florida: Perennial Peanut Field Day, Quincy, June 2

👤By Ann Blount, University of Florida 🕔May 19, 2017

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and UF/IFAS Extension will be hosting the annual Perennial Peanut Field Day on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida.  Topics

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Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Control Options for Thrips

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Control Options for Thrips

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida 🕔May 19, 2017

Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge,

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Florida: Tri-State Agronomic Scout School, Marianna, June 8

Florida: Tri-State Agronomic Scout School, Marianna, June 8

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida 🕔May 15, 2017

The Jackson County Extension Office in collaboration with specialists from Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center

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Florida Sweet Potatoes: Wireworms Create Big Problem – What to Do?

Florida Sweet Potatoes: Wireworms Create Big Problem – What to Do?

👤By Beverly James, University of Florida 🕔May 9, 2017

Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem in Florida after sweet potato growers converted fields previously used

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Florida: 5 Considerations for Preemergence Herbicide Applications

Florida: 5 Considerations for Preemergence Herbicide Applications

👤By Jay Ferrell, University of Florida 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start. To improve their reliability, preemergence herbicides should be incorporated, so here are a few items that should be considered prior to making the application.

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Florida Weather: Long Dry Spell Punctuated by Heavy Rains

Florida Weather: Long Dry Spell Punctuated by Heavy Rains

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Recent rainfall was very welcome by farmers and ranchers in north central Florida. However, it will do little to make up for the dry conditions experienced from October through March.

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Pond Herbicide Application – Using a Remote Controlled Boat

Pond Herbicide Application – Using a Remote Controlled Boat Updated

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida 🕔Apr 10, 2017

This featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds. Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides. Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic

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Florida Cotton, Soybeans: XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use

Florida Cotton, Soybeans: XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Late last week, after much anticipation, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provided the final approval for use of 2,4-D and dicamba in resistant cotton and soybean cultivars.

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