Florida: Industrial Hemp Diseases – What We Know So Far Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
Florida’s industrial hemp growers face many challenges when developing a pest management plan. One challenge that if often overlooked, until it is too late, is disease management. While there are […]

Florida: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Hurricane Sally Nov 5, 2020

🕔Nov 5, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Okaloosa and Walton counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Sally, high winds, excessive rains […]

Florida: Guava Root-Knot Nematode – 5 Questions (And Answers) Nov 1, 2020

🕔Nov 1, 2020
Guava root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii) is an invasive pest that has received increased attention and concern in recent years. With a quick Q&A, this article describes this pest and what […]

Florida Cotton: 2020 Deltapine Variety Trials – Video Tour Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
For over a decade, Deltapine has partnered with producers across the Cotton Belt to evaluate new cotton varieties. The New Product Evaluators (NPE) program evaluates cotton varieties prior to commercialization. […]

Florida Peanuts: 2020 Rosa County Variety Trial – Video Tour Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
Santa Rosa County Extension conducted a five-acre peanut variety demonstration with Mickey Diamond, Diamond Farms in Jay, Florida. Since an in-person field day was not possible in August, we decided […]

Florida Weather: La Niña Here to Stay for a While Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
The latest La Niña advisory was released today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC). It shows that a strong La Nina signal is in place in the eastern Pacific Ocean, […]

Florida Ag Takes $55-100M Hit from Hurricane Sally Sep 28, 2020

🕔Sep 28, 2020
The combination of crops, livestock and aquaculture products lost as a result of Hurricane Sally will likely be valued between $55 million and $100 million, University of Florida economists predict. […]

Florida Panhandle Cotton: An Important Crop for a Sustainable Future Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
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

🕔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 […]

Florida: Hurricane Sally’s Toll On Escambia County Crops In Pictures Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
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 […]

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