Florida: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Dec 11, 2019

🕔Dec 11, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Jackson and Washington counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for […]

Florida: $380Mln in USDA Disaster Relief for Panhandle Timber, Crop Producers Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced on November 8, 2019 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $380.7 million in federal block grant funding for Florida farmers devastated by Hurricane Michael, including direct relief […]

Florida Cotton: Manage Post-Harvest Regrowth to Reduce Pests Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019The second week of November has finally brought cold temperatures to the Panhandle, something needed to kill regrowth in cotton fields. The past several years we have had increasingly warm […]

Florida: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Hail, Drought Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Florida Peanuts: New Nematode-Resistant Variety Gets On-Farm Trials Oct 14, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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