Florida Peanuts: 4 Early-Season Lessons from 2020 Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
1. Check the germ rate of your seed I was shocked last year to see so many skippy stands, because we didn’t check the germ rate. Many peanut fields had […]

Florida Cotton, Peanuts: Planning to Use Aldicarb this Season? Get Your Permit from FDACS Mar 30, 2021

🕔Mar 30, 2021
Aldicarb products are restricted use pesticides used primarily to control mites, nematodes and insect pests in a limited number of crops. These products are closely regulated because of their toxicity.  […]

Florida: Cover Crops, Soil Moisture Field Day, Oak Grove, April 15 Mar 30, 2021

🕔Mar 30, 2021
The University of Florida will be holding the 2021 Cover Crops and Soil Moisture Field Day in Escambia County at Sam and Scott Walker’s farm on April 15th at 9 AM. For […]

Florida: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Tropical Storm Eta Feb 22, 2021

🕔Feb 22, 2021
USDA designated four Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Miami-Dade counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Eta, rain, flooding and wind, […]

Florida: Cotton Seed Coat Fragments – A Serious Issue for Panhandle Farmers in 2020 Jan 26, 2021

🕔Jan 26, 2021
Seed coat fragments (SCFs) have been a long-term issue for cotton.  Outbreaks of SCFs occur sporadically every 3 to 5 years in a region of the U.S. In 2020 the […]

Florida: 2020 Average Farm Land Rental Rates and Farm Worker Wages Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers […]

Florida Pecans: Orchard Establishment FAQs Jan 20, 2021

🕔Jan 20, 2021
Whether you are starting an orchard or planting a few pecan trees to diversify your small farm, there are a number of things you should consider first such as recommended […]

Florida: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Sally Jan 7, 2021

🕔Jan 7, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Calhoun, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson and Washington counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Sally, high […]

Florida: Controlled Release Fertilizers in Crop Production Dec 16, 2020

🕔Dec 16, 2020
Why Controlled Release? Corn is an important crop for Florida’s agriculture industry, with 95,000 acres of grain and silage corn planted in 2019 (USDA NASS 2019). Producers, extension agents, and […]

Florida: Senate Bill 712 and the Nutrient Record-Keeping Requirements Dec 16, 2020

🕔Dec 16, 2020
Recently I shared an article, Senate Bill 712: Nutrient Record-Keeping Requirements for Producers Enrolled in the BMP Program, that discussed key elements of the Senate Bill 712 “The Clean Waterways […]

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