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Florida Peanuts: The Role of Stress Memory on Seed Quality

Florida Peanuts: The Role of Stress Memory on Seed Quality

👤By Kelly Racette, Diane Rowland, and Barry Tillman, University of Florida 🕔Mar 24, 2017

For as long as crops have been domesticated, farmers have been selecting seed from the best performing plants; based primarily on their yield and relative performance. In some cases, a plant may experience stress during the season, whether from disease,

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Florida: Palmer Pigweed Adaptability – Why This Pest Is So Hard to Manage

Florida: Palmer Pigweed Adaptability – Why This Pest Is So Hard to Manage

👤By Ramon Leon and Jay Ferrell, University of Florida 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Palmer amaranth, commonly referred to as Palmer pigweed, is perhaps the most problematic weed in the southern USA, especially in row-crop production. This weed can not only produce abundant seed allowing it to establish dense populations that can out-compete many

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The Andersons Enters into Agreement to Sell Farm Center Locations in Florida

The Andersons Enters into Agreement to Sell Farm Center Locations in Florida

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 6, 2017

The Andersons, Inc. announces it has signed an agreement to sell its farm center locations in Florida to Wedgworth’s Inc., of Belle Glade, Florida. This agreement includes real estate and assets owned by The Andersons at Zellwood, Clewiston, and Lake

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Florida Peanuts: Want to Try New Varieties? The Time to Ask Is Now.

Florida Peanuts: Want to Try New Varieties? The Time to Ask Is Now.

👤By Barry Tillman, University of Florida 🕔Mar 3, 2017

When I was young, Sunday mornings consisted of getting ready for church, eating breakfast together as a family, and making the 30 to 45 minute ride to church, which seemed to take forever. Breakfast was hot baked cinnamon rolls and

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Florida: Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

Florida: Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

👤By Jay Ferrell and Ramon Leon, University of Florida 🕔Mar 3, 2017

After many years in development, dicamba will likely be fully approved for use in tolerant cotton varieties for the 2017 growing season. There is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses in nearby sensitive crops. This concern

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Florida Cotton: Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

Florida Cotton: Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

👤By Michael Donahoe, University of Florida 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and

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Florida: Spray Nozzle Selection, Maintenance Are Very Important

Florida: Spray Nozzle Selection, Maintenance Are Very Important

👤By Ian Small, University of Florida 🕔Feb 27, 2017

There is no shortage of new technologies being marketed to improve the efficiency of farming operations.  The most cost effective place to start is with the basics, or in other words, start with the parts of your operation that improve

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Florida Peanuts: Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest

Florida Peanuts: Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest

👤By Xavier Martini and David Wright,University of Florida 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Burrower bugs are small Heteroptera insects with piercing/sucking mouthparts (Figure 1). There are six different species of burrower bugs that have been found to feed on peanuts. Among them, three are found in Georgia and Florida, but most of the

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Florida: Crop Production Meeting, Jay, Feb. 28

Florida: Crop Production Meeting, Jay, Feb. 28

👤By John Doyle Atkins 🕔Feb 15, 2017

Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community

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Florida Corn: Is It Cost-Effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

Florida Corn: Is It Cost-Effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

👤By Zane Grabau, University of Florida 🕔Feb 3, 2017

Plant-parasitic nematodes, including sting, root-knot (RKN), and stubby-root nematodes among others can cause significant damage to Florida field corn. Nematicide application is a common management practice for nematodes, but is it economically feasible for a relatively low-value crop like corn?

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