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WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22

Photo Credit John Atkins Please join us on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM central time for the annual Extension Farm Field Day at  the West Florida Research & Education Center (WFREC) at the Jay Research Facility (4253 Experiment Road, Hwy 182, Jay FL 32565). The following topics will be covered: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/19/wfrec-row-crop-field-day-august-22/

Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health

Picture: UF/IFAS agronomy students dig up peanut plants for a nodule sample at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center near Live Oak, FL David Hensley and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/peanut-nodule-analysis-to-assess-crop-health/

Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-for-crop-farmers/

Crop Insurance for Beekeepers

USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced on July 27 that Apiculture Crop Insurance is now available nationwide.  Beekeepers have until November 17 to sign up for 2018 coverage. Crop insurance for beekeeper operations has been expanded to include 19 additional states and now spans the entire 48 contiguous states. On July 27th,  U.S.Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/04/crop-insurance-for-beekeepers/

Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6

Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center 8300 AL Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532 Registration begins at 7:15 AM Central. Tour begins at 7:45 AM. Topics will include auxin herbicide usage, pigweed control in cotton and peanut, southern corn rust, target spot and cotton insect management, as well as cotton and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/gulf-coast-crop-protection-tour-july-6/

Crop Oil: Use 1 Gallon per Hundred or 1 Quart per Acre?

Crop oil adjuvants can boost herbicide activity on hard to control weeds. There is some confusion, however, about how much crop oil to add to the sprayer tank to get the right mix.  Photo credit:  Doug Mayo Jay Ferrell and Ramon Leon, University of Florida Weed Specialists A crop oil adjuvant is an essential part …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/27/crop-oil-use-1-gallon-per-hundred-or-1-quart-per-acre/

USDA Develops Cover Crop Chart

Source: Agricultural Research Service’s Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory An online tool called the “Cover Crop Chart” is helping U.S. farmers decide which cover crops to plant and is generating interest from growers in other countries. Cover crops can help reduce soil erosion, increase organic matter, improve early weed control, and provide forage for animals. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/usda-develops-cover-crop-chart/

Crop Pest Patrol Hotline

Syngenta has sponsored a Pest Patrol Hotline for row crop producers.  Each week the Pest Patrol Hotline (toll free call) offers timely pest updates from leading university entomologists. Listen to recorded messages that provide reports on current threat levels, local area outbreak predictions, treatment recommendations and more. While Florida does not have a specialist participating …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/30/crop-pest-patrol-hotline/

Tung Trees – Historic Crop; Toxic Legacy

The bright blossoms of the tung oil tree come from the center of new growth. Photo by Jed Dillard The highway from Monticello to Tallahassee (US 90) is famous for its summer blooming crape myrtle trees donated by nurseryman Fred Mahan. This month, there’s another historic tree flowering along that highway, as well as in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/28/tung-trees-historic-crop-toxic-legacy/

2015 Panhandle Crop Meeting March 5

The 2015 Panhandle Crop Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5th, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration opens at 7:15 AM (Central) and concludes at noon with a sponsored lunch. The Panhandle Crop Meeting will consist of an array of presentations from extension specialists from the University of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/2015-panhandle-crop-meeting-march-5/

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