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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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USDA: 14 States Designated Natural Disasters Due to Drought

USDA: 14 States Designated Natural Disasters Due to Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 27, 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Here is the list of states below followed by the number of counties affected: Florida, 8

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Immigration Enforcement – Agriculture is Unprepared – DTN

Immigration Enforcement – Agriculture is Unprepared – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Agricultural leaders say farmers aren’t panicked yet by the Trump administration’s new memos on immigration enforcement, but concerns are growing that illegal immigrants, who are the backbone of most farm labor in the country, could increasingly become targets of deportation.

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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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Florida: Panhandle Row Crop Short Course, Marianna, March 2

Florida: Panhandle Row Crop Short Course, Marianna, March 2

👤By Ethan Carter, University of Florida 🕔Feb 3, 2017

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

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Florida: 3 Factors For Minimizing Dicamba Drift

Florida: 3 Factors For Minimizing Dicamba Drift

👤JAY FERRELL, & RAMON LEON, UF/IFAS WEED SPECIASLITS R. AND ETHAN CARTER, REGIONAL CROP IPM AGENT 🕔Jan 30, 2017

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

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Tobacco: Season Begins in Deep South

Tobacco: Season Begins in Deep South

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Seedlings have emerged in a few greenhouses in Georgia and Florida, but most greenhouse operators will begin seeding in earnest this week and next.

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