When one thinks of the Florida Panhandle, I’m guessing cotton isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but maybe it should be! With over 100,000 acres in cultivation annually […]
Florida: Cotton Defoliation Tips – Video Sep 21, 2020
It is that time of the year, and peanut harvest has started in the Panhandle. Peanuts might start off the harvest, but cotton will be ready soon. Most growers are […]
Hurricane Sally was a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds at landfall in Gulf Shores, Alabama (11 miles west of FL), but in rural farming regions of the Florida […]
Florida: Hurricane Sally Slams Panhandle – DTN Sep 18, 2020
The number 16 may be sweet for some, but farmer Ryan Jenkins will forever associate it with saturated, damaged crops. Hurricane Sally dumped anywhere from 15 to 30 inches of […]
Tobacco: Georgia-Florida Flue-Cured Is Terrific Sep 14, 2020
Best crop in Georgia and Florida in many years: Buyers have been pleased with the quality of the leaf in the Deep South, said J. Michael Moore, Georgia Extension tobacco specialist. […]
Florida: Peanut Rust – What to Know Sep 9, 2020
As we approach the end of the peanut production season, Florida’s peanut farmers need to be wary of peanut rust. Rust has been identified in fields in Columbia, Suwannee and […]
Corn is still being harvested in the Western Panhandle, due to almost daily rains slowing progress. What looked like it would be an awful year in April and early May, […]
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.
In recent weeks, peanut growers throughout North Florida have observed an increase in the occurrence of soil borne, pod rot diseases. In early June, Tropical Storm Cristobal provided torrential levels […]
Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.