Florida: Cover Crops – A Low Cost Alternative to Irrigation Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019Irrigation is expensive. And there are a lot of non-irrigated or “dryland” acres across the Panhandle. 2019 was characterized by persistent drought stress for much of the season (see below). […]

Alabama: Houston County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought Dec 11, 2019

🕔Dec 11, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Houston County, Alabama, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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 […]

Tobacco: A Most Difficult Growing Season Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT GROWING SEASONS EVER, SAYS MATTHEW VANN, N.C. EXTENSION SPECIALIST. 

USDA Announces $800Mln Available for AL, FL, GA Farmers Hit by Michael, Florence Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and […]

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 […]

Alabama: 8 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated eight Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clay, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Elmore, Jackson, Randolph, and Tallapoosa counties who suffered losses due to […]

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 […]

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