Florida Peanuts: New Nematode Resistant Variety Gets On-Farm Trials

🕔Oct 14, 2019Peanut root-knot nematodes are one of the most prevalent and damaging pests in peanut production in the Southeast.  Crop rotation, use of resistant cultivars, and nematicide application are the primary […]

Florida: Holmes County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought

🕔Sep 10, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Holmes County, Florida, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Florida: Hurricane Dorian’s Impact On State’s Ag Was Minimal

🕔Sep 6, 2019One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University […]

Florida Peanuts: Why Is There So Much Spotted Wilt This Year?

🕔Aug 23, 2019Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt.  One year later in 2010, and for the next 8 years, […]

Florida: Pecan Field Day, Monticello, Oct. 3

🕔Aug 16, 2019The annual Florida Pecan Field Day and Florida Pecan Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on October 3, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 W. Washington […]

Florida: Peanut Field Day, Marianna, Aug. 15

🕔Jul 30, 2019The annual UF Peanut Field Day will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The event will start with […]

Peanuts: ‘Walton’ – A New High-Oleic Virginia-Type Variety

🕔Jul 24, 2019Early this year, ‘Walton’ peanut was jointly released by Virginia Tech and the University of Florida. Walton is a Virginia-type peanut (Arachis hypogaea L. subsp. hypogaea var. hypogaea) cultivar with similar […]

Florida Peanuts: Early Season Disease Observations

🕔Jun 28, 2019The peanut field conditions have gone from hot and dry in early June to a mix of wet and dry at the end of the month across much of Florida’s […]

Florida: Nitrogen – Getting the Most Out of Your Investment

🕔Jun 24, 2019Climatic conditions in North Florida can pose serious challenges to growers aiming to maximize returns on investments made in nitrogen (N) fertilizer. Most plant available N in local soils is […]

Herbicides: How Do Hot, Dry Conditions Affect Performance?

🕔Jun 19, 2019The general understanding is that herbicides do not perform at their best if the environment is not favorable for plant growth. Considering this, due to the hot and dry conditions, […]

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