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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Hurricane Irma Puts Early Defoliation On Hold

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and maybe parts of Alabama.  Whitefly remain a factor in Georgia, Alabama

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Florida Cotton: Silverleaf Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

Florida Cotton: Silverleaf Whiteflies Invade the Panhandle

👤By Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, University of Florida/IFAS Extension, Jackson County 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Sliverleaf whiteflies (SLWF), also known as sweet potato whiteflies, are a major pest in many cropping systems. The SLWF has a broad feeding range of over 600 host plants, which includes ornamental, vegetable, and field crops. This season, large populations

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Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Stroll Through Georgia and into Alabama, Florida

AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Stroll Through Georgia and into Alabama, Florida

🕔Aug 3, 2017

Silverleaf whitefly greatly expanded their range in Georgia this summer and have now spread into adjoining areas in Alabama and Florida. They are present in 650,000 acres of cotton in Georgia – about half of the state’s crop this year –

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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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Cotton – Southeast – Persistent Rains Taking Toll In Places – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Persistent Rains Taking Toll In Places – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 7, 2017

More cotton has been drowned out in parts of the region. The so-called “Fourth of July” showers added to the effect. Next question: will plants have sufficient roots if the weather does turn hot and dry?

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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: 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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Cotton – Southeast – Planting Winds Down, Pests Appearing – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Planting Winds Down, Pests Appearing – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Rains put an end to final cotton planting in places. Pests easing into the picture.

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