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Florida: 19 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Irma

Florida: 19 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Irma

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA) has designated 19 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 9, 2017 through Sept. 12, 2017. Those counties are: Alachua Gilchrist Indian River Monroe Bradford

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Florida: Farm City Festival, Marianna, Nov. 3-4

Florida: Farm City Festival, Marianna, Nov. 3-4

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension Agent 🕔Oct 16, 2017

For the fourth straight year, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a two-day Farm City Festival, on November 3 & 4, 2017, in Marianna, FL.  If you love antiques tractors or souped-up lawnmowers, this is a unique opportunity.  Antique

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Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

👤From University of Florida Extension 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and

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Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida IPM Agent 🕔Oct 16, 2017

After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically. Most

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Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma did little damage to North Carolina burley or flue-cured, even though there was more tobacco still in the field in early September than is normal. Much of Virginia’s flue-cured crop was still in the field when Irma passed through, but

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Florida Peanuts: Good, Bad, and Ugly – Local Crop Conditions

Florida Peanuts: Good, Bad, and Ugly – Local Crop Conditions

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida County Extension Agent 🕔Oct 6, 2017

We have been struggling with declining crop conditions locally. It has been an extremely challenging year, with low yields overall. It appears the remainder of the crop needs to come out quickly.

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Georgia: Sunbelt Expo Celebrates 40 Years – October 17-19, Moultrie

Georgia: Sunbelt Expo Celebrates 40 Years – October 17-19, Moultrie

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension Agent 🕔Oct 2, 2017

The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  Gates open

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Florida Peanuts: Nematode Damage and Management Decisions

Florida Peanuts: Nematode Damage and Management Decisions

👤By Zane Grabau, University of Florida Extension Nematologist 🕔Oct 2, 2017

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse

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Florida Forage Planting: Read the Seed Tag. It Might Surprise You.

Florida Forage Planting: Read the Seed Tag. It Might Surprise You.

👤By Kalyn Waters, University of Florida Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Fall is here so it is time to prepare for winter grazing. Once you determine the variety(s) you will be planting (2017 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida), the next step is to order and purchase the seed. However, not

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Carinata Seed Has Future as Jet Fuel – $15Mln Grant to Push Forward

Carinata Seed Has Future as Jet Fuel – $15Mln Grant to Push Forward

👤Debra L Ferguson, AgFax Staff 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Brassica carinata is a tiny, inedible seed which produces oil that can be turned into renewable jet fuel according to University of Florida researchers. Additionally, the seed can produce other valuable bioproducts and feed for livestock.   The U.S. Department of

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