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Florida Peanuts: Shortage of Chlorothalonil Expected, Other Fungicide Options Available

Florida Peanuts: Shortage of Chlorothalonil Expected, Other Fungicide Options Available

👤By Nick Dufault, University of Florida Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Feb 19, 2018

As the 2018 peanut production season approaches, it is time for producers to start considering their fungicide programs. Chlorothalonil has been a staple fungicide in many peanut management programs, but shortages of this product are expected in 2018 as well as possible

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Florida: Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training, Video Conference, March 16

Florida: Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training, Video Conference, March 16

👤From University of Florida 🕔Feb 12, 2018

Friday March 16, 2018 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern, 9:00-11:00 Central Live Video Conference to be hosted simultaneously by UF/IFAS Extension Offices across North Florida Purpose of the Training In 2017, dicamba resistant crops were registered by the Environmental Protection

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Florida Peanuts and Cotton: Don’t Delay Planting – Higher Temps, Less Rain Expected

Florida Peanuts and Cotton: Don’t Delay Planting – Higher Temps, Less Rain Expected

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida Extension Specialist 🕔Feb 12, 2018

It’s only February, but it will be April before you know it. That means it is time to start planning for peanut and cotton planting season. Variety selection Peanut If you’re a peanut grower, you’re placing your orders for GA-06G

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Florida Cotton, Peanuts: More Nematicide Options in 2018

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: More Nematicide Options in 2018 Updated

👤By Zane Grabau, University of Florida Extension Nematologist 🕔Jan 29, 2018

Nematicide application, along with crop rotation and use of resistant cultivars, is a key tool for nematode management.  To that end, the number of nematicides/insecticides available to Florida cotton and peanut growers will be increasing in 2018, as a few

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Florida: Variable Rate Pivot Irrigation – Video

Florida: Variable Rate Pivot Irrigation – Video Updated

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida County Extension Director 🕔Jan 29, 2018

This week’s featured video was produced by Alabama Extension to share the results of a successful project installing a variable rate center pivot irrigation system on a farm.  They used a combination of advanced soil mapping and soil moisture sensors

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Florida: Panhandle Row Crop Short Course, Marianna, March 1

Florida: Panhandle Row Crop Short Course, Marianna, March 1

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Jan 22, 2018

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension

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Florida: Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series, Marianna, March 19-22

Florida: Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series, Marianna, March 19-22

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Jan 22, 2018

The Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Holmes, Washington, Jackson, and Calhoun Extension agents. This year the series is March 19-22 and will take place in Marianna at the Jackson County Extension Office. Registration is $10/session and

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Florida Farm Business: Maximize Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations, Cost-Share Program

Florida Farm Business: Maximize Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations, Cost-Share Program

👤By Andrea Albertin, University of Florida Extension Water Resources Specialist 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations, along with cost-share funds to increase on-farm energy efficiency for agricultural producers in Florida. This includes all types of operations, such as

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Florida Citrus: Insecticide Applications Can Cause Additional Outbreaks

Florida Citrus: Insecticide Applications Can Cause Additional Outbreaks

👤By Xavier Martini, University of Florida Extension Entomologist 🕔Jan 8, 2018

In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was

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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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