Tag Archive: Crop

Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically. Most of the growing season, whiteflies were the major concern across fruit, vegetable and agronomic crops. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/13/crop-nematode-damage-a-serious-issue-this-season/

Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field than another one nearby? ” This question reflects the fact that nematode …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/29/why-is-nematode-damage-patchy-in-crop-fields-how-does-this-affect-management-decisions/

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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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/

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