Panhandle Cotton Insect Situation

 

Cotton throughout the area is squaring heavily and most of our oldest cotton is probably a week away from first bloom. There are reports of some fields being treated for tarnished plant bugs feeding on pinhead squares. It’s important to scout fields carefully and monitor square retention before making treatment decisions. Plants that are …

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New & Improved Agritourism Law: What does it mean?

Mary Beth Henry, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Horticulture Agent

Agritourism marries Florida’s two largest industries, tourism and agriculture, to provide an on farm recreational experience for consumers.  Florida experienced record tourism in 2015, with 105 million visitors spending more than $85 billion, according to VISIT Florida.  The number of Florida farms …

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Five Tips to Reduce Pesticide Spray Drift

Erdal Ozkan, Agricultural Engineering, Ohio State University

Due to concerns for production costs, safety, and the environment, it is important to maximize the pesticide …

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Okaloosa Veteran & Small Farmer Workshop July 21

Okaloosa Veteran Workshop card

Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Farm Credit of Northwest Florida and Okaloosa Extension are teaming up to provide a local workshop for veterans interested in starting a farm business, beginning farmers, or small farmers looking for help to expand existing operations!   Participants will meet local resource people that …

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Friday Funny: Skin Transplant

A farmer’s wife got in a terrible car wreck on the highway coming back from town one night. In addition to a broken arm, gashes, and numerous bumps and bruises, her face was severely damaged.

The doctor told the farmer that the only way he could save his wife’s beautiful face was for him to …

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National Beekeeper Reports Reveal a Significant Decline in Colonies, Production, and Income

It has been a tough year for beekeepers.  Two recent national reports revealed that beekeepers suffered the triple whammy of colony loss, reduced honey production, and lower prices, all of which ultimately reduced income over this past production year.

The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA), and the …

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Spotted Wilt Virus showing up in Jackson County Peanuts

Always unpredictable, spotted wilt disease of peanut in the southeast has ebbed and flowed over the years.  For many years, the disease was moderate to severe at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Mariana, Florida.  Then in 2010, the incidence decreased dramatically with only the most susceptible lines showing a few symptomatic plants …

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Alabama Pest Report: Controlling Caterpillars in Vegetables

Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Alabama Extension Entomologist

Source:  Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter

Drought-like conditions is favoring plant-stress and a high incidence of caterpillars on vegetable crops. Insects undergo a rapid life cycle in hot conditions – this can be worse in protected structures with the humidity plus heat. There are several armyworm …

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Horse Genetics Online Extension Course begins June 27

Equine genetics course header

Introducing a new Extension Course:  Horse Genetics Location: 100% Internet based course

Certificate of completion awarded at the conclusion of the course!

Instructor: Dr. Samantha Brooks

Teaching Assistant: Laura Patterson Rosa, DVM

Cost: $200.00

Course Description: The art of horse breeding has shaped equine genetics since domestication, yet most horse …

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Forestry Seminar June 30

Forestry Seminar

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Walton County Extension Office

9:45 am2:00 pm

Come learn about the latest on forest herbicides, cogon grass control, predicting future growth of your southern pines, cost-share programs and grazing livestock in the pines. Agenda

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