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
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
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?
Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 2. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at
After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for the 2017 growing season. As everyone is well aware, there is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses if sensitive
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the federal Worker Protection Standard. Changes take effect January 2017. The Worker Protection Standard is a regulation originally issued by the U.S.
Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money. This is certainly true as land owners and farmers, or managers and laborers negotiate for the year ahead. It can be pretty challenging to determine
The exceptionally dry fall, followed by above average rainfall in December surprised many and it has been problematic for those trying to plant and manage winter cover or forage crops. Many might be wondering if their soils have enough moisture
Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant
Herbicide failures are common during extended dry periods. This is frustrating for the pesticide applicator due to wasted time and chemicals. There are logical reasons why certain herbicides fail during droughts. There are two main reasons why herbicides fail in
Alabama corn champions Henderson Farms in Madison, just below Huntsville, topped the National Corn Growers Association state contest in both the irrigated (305.7 bushels per acre) and the non-irrigated categories