Volunteer Rainfall Reporting Network – 4 Benefits for Farmers

🕔Apr 5, 2019The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sponsors a program that could be very helpful for farmers.  The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a web based […]

Florida: Wakulla County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Michael

🕔Mar 28, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Wakulla County, Florida, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael that occurred on Oct. 10, 2018, may be […]

Florida: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Hurricane Michael

🕔Mar 26, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Walton and Washington counties who suffered […]

Florida: Peanut Variety Options for 2019

🕔Mar 18, 2019Last week, I finished the final winter meeting of the year discussing the slate of peanut varieties available (many on a limited basis) for the 2019 season.   The yield test […]

Florida: Industrial Hemp Pilot Project – Varieties, Planting Recommendations

🕔Feb 11, 2019HOW IS HEMP DIFFERENT FROM MARIJUANA? Hemp and marijuana are the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. They are legally distinguished based on their THC content, which is the psychoactive compound associated […]

Florida Citrus: ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages

🕔Feb 7, 2019Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. ‘Marathon,’ an early season […]

Alabama – Florida Peanut Trade Show, Dothan, AL, Feb. 7

🕔Feb 4, 2019The Alabama – Florida Peanut Trade Show will be held Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, located on Highway 231 South of Dothan, AL. Sponsored by […]

Florida Cotton: 6 Steps for Avoiding Potassium Deficiency

🕔Jan 25, 2019Every year, I see more potassium (K) deficiency in cotton. This isn’t surprising, since yields have increased with modern cultivars and yield expectations (Fig. 1). The bolls we’re asking plants […]

Citrus Greening: Scent-Detecting Dogs Help Early Detection – Video

🕔Jan 21, 2019For decades, humans have relied on dogs to detect explosives, illegal drugs, lost people and wildlife. More recently, they have been used to detect pests such as termites, bedbugs and […]

Southwest Alabama-Northwest Florida Row Crops Expo, Bay Minette AL, Feb. 21

🕔Jan 17, 2019The 2019 Southwest Alabama-Northwest Florida Row Crops Expo will get underway on February 21 at the John F. Rhodes Civic Center, 301 D’Olive Street, Bay Minette Alabama. The free event […]

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