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Farm Equipment Maintenance: Time to Check the Coolant System

Farm Equipment Maintenance: Time to Check the Coolant System

👤By Les Harrison, University of Florida County Extension Director 🕔Dec 4, 2017

The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager, who is responsible for maintaining the engines of agriculture production. One

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North Florida Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial Update

North Florida Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial Update

👤By Peter Andersen, University of Florida 🕔Dec 1, 2017

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per

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2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

2017 Average Farm Land Rent and Labor Rates

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida Extension County Director 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers negotiate salaries for the year ahead. It can be pretty

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Georgia: 83 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Hurricane Irma

Georgia: 83 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Hurricane Irma

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2017

USDA has designated 83 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, 2017. Those counties are: Appling Crisp Lee Stewart Atkinson Decatur Liberty

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Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

👤By Michael Mulvaney, University of Florida Extension Cropping Systems Specialist 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test! Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in

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Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Nov. 16

Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Nov. 16

👤By Matt Lollar, University of Florida Extension Horticulture Agent 🕔Nov 7, 2017

The Florida Pecan Field Day has been rescheduled. Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Jefferson County Extension Office for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it,

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University of Georgia Researchers Team Up with CDC to Tackle Fungicide Resistance

University of Georgia Researchers Team Up with CDC to Tackle Fungicide Resistance

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Nov 1, 2017

There are a limited number of compounds available to combat fungal infections in both plants and people. A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping to assess the risk posed by fungi developing widespread resistance to the stable of

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New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 26, 2017

A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of a new guest-worker program on farm jobs, but also on

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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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