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Season’s First Incidence of Cotton Corynespora Target Spot Confirmed in Santa Rosa County

Fig1: Target spot on cotton. This season’s first incidence of Corynespora target spot in cotton has been confirmed in Santa Rosa County. By: Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney (Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL), Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault (Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/seasons-first-incidence-of-cotton-corynespora-target-spot-confirmed-in-santa-rosa-county/

Manage Potassium to Control Cotton Stemphylium Leafspot

Stemphylium in cotton. Image credit: Thomas County Ag Now is the time to implement potassium (K) management plans for cotton. Late-season K deficiency is linked to cotton leafspot (Stemphylium) disease. Stemphylium begins with minor leaf spotting and can lead to severe premature defoliation under certain circumstances. Potassium in plant cells is vital for the regulation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/manage-potassium-to-control-cotton-stemphylium-leafspot/

Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday the 16th, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear, as soon as fields dry out and conditions are right. Variety selection is always …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/cotton-planting-hopefully-to-begin-soon/

Cotton Irrigation Scheduling App Saves Water & Money

Irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer are keys to producing high yielding cotton. New scheduling tools being tested at Southeastern Universities may help farmers utilize these valuable inputs more efficiently. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department There are many challenges facing cotton growers in the southeast, but this year it will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/cotton-irrigation-scheduling-app-saves-water-money/

Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014

It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/11/peanut-and-cotton-harvest-video-2014/

Cotton Harvest Now in Full Swing

Cotton harvest is in full swing throughout Northwest Florida. With the dry weather and warm temperatures to help mature late set bolls, over half of the crop is now out of the field. In Santa Rosa County, picking was delayed on most farms as growers finished up harvesting their peanuts that got off to a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/01/cotton-harvest-now-in-full-swing/

UF/IFAS Strip Till Cotton Variety Test Results

Cotton growers must use every tool available to help make annual variety selection decisions. Photo by J. Ludlow Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower will make, and continues to be a yearly struggle since the loss of “triple nickel” (DPL 555), a very popular and top performing variety. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/ufifas-strip-till-cotton-variety-test-results/

Cotton Harvest is Running Behind

Cotton being picked near Dellwood, Florida. It’s early November and there is still a great deal of cotton to be picked in Northwest Florida. Yield reports from Jackson County have been well below the norm, with yields being reported between 400 -1100 lbs. of lint per acre. Additionally, there have been some reports of poor quality …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/09/cotton-harvest-is-running-behind/

Cotton Harvest Begins as Tropical Storm Approaches

Harvest has begun in a few early planted fields around Northwest Florida this week. Additionally, some defoliant applications were made as well. Tropical Storm “Karen” is projected to be felt in the Florida Panhandle sometime this Sunday. The imminent rain and winds from “Karen” could be bad news for cotton farmers. Dr. David Wright, University …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/05/cotton-harvest-begins-as-tropical-storm-approaches/

2013 Cotton Harvest Timing and Defoliation

L-mature boll, R-immature boll The cotton crop is maturing fast and defoliation will soon be underway in many older planted fields. Proper timing of cotton harvest aid applications is important for optimizing both yield and quality of the crop. Defoliation decisions should be based on the crop and the crop environment. Plant maturity is usually …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/2013-cotton-harvest-timing-and-defoliation/

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