Tag Archive: Fields

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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Diagnosing the Cause of Yellowing Peanut Fields

It happens every year. You cruise peanut fields and see spots of yellowing in a field.  The million dollar question is, “What is causing this yellowing?”  Unfortunately, there are many answers to this question. Problems that cause yellowing in peanuts can Include: manganese deficiency poor inoculation standing water or drought zinc toxicity sulfur deficiency herbicide damage …

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Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Fungal Disease Issues

Jackson County Pensacola bahiagrass hayfield that was yellow and stunted at the end of June. The orange arrows point out green clumps of grass where the fire ant mounds were located. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Yellow Bahiagrass Hayfield At the end of June, a Jackson County rancher noticed something strange about his hay field.  …

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Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Controlled burn of a Bermudagrass Hayfield – Photo by Shep Eubanks Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have …

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Fertilizer Basics for Pastures and Hay Fields

Pasture Fertilization Demonstration highlighting different sources. Soil fertility and plant nutrient management is an important part of agroecosystems. Agroecological approaches to soil fertility and nutrient management begin with soil testing. A soil test will tell you soil pH. Soil pH affects the availability of nutrients to the plant. Soil pH should be adjusted to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/15/fertilizer-basics-for-pastures-and-hay-fields/

Know Your Field’s Herbicide History Before You Plant!

Aminopyrolid damaged peanuts Photo by Joel Love, FDACS Planting behind Bahia Grass has long been a favored practice for watermelon growers and now row crop farmers are increasingly planting into Bahia and Bermuda grass sods. There are many benefits to the practice, but you need to know what herbicides were used when these fields were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/know-your-fields-herbicide-history-before-you-plant/

News Interview: Wet Cotton and Peanut Fields developing Fungal Diseases

Jackson County farmer Craig Bishop shares his frustration with wet fields and developing fungal diseases with WJHG News Channel 7′s Bergen Baucom. Target spot in cotton, and white mold and leaf spot in peanuts are ramping up, but fields are two wet to spray. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock …

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Washington County Update – Wet Fields!

Haying equipment is idle until several days of sunshine dry the fields enough for hay to be baled and barned. There is a growing anxiety about the corn harvest with its high moisture content and lack of available storage. Field conditions are wet making it hard for equipment to cross fields. Cotton fields need to dry …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/31/washington-county-update-wet-fields/

Fields Flooded By Tropical Storm Debby? Another Soil Test May Be Necessary

Tropical Storm Debby left many north Florida fields flooded. The standing water may be cause to soil test before adding fertilizer and lime even if the plot has been soil tested recently. Tropical Storm Debby delivered some much needed rain to many Florida Counties, albeit in a rather short amount of time. These flooded fields …

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Armyworms on the March in Hay Fields

Army worms are actively feeding in large numbers on bermudagrass hay fields in Washington and neighboring counties.  If left unnoticed these foliage feeders will take a forage stand near harvest down to a few small stems in just a matter of days. Therefore producers need to scout heavily fertilized pastures and hay fields at least …

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