Don’t Let Low Fertility Reduce Bermudagrass Potential

It’s mid-summer, rain fall has been adequate, and hay barns are starting to fill up across the Panhandle. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit several Bermudagrass hayfields that were not producing up to their potential for both yield and quality. A common trend in these under-performing fields is insufficient fertility management. While many factors …

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White Mold Management in Peanuts

The 2014 Panhandle peanut crop is developing at a normal pace. Soilborne disease control programs have begun, mainly targeting white mold.  Some fields are also being treated for foliage feeding caterpillars.

As peanut farmers progress further into their white mold management program, they need to take a …

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Summer Insect Report

Vignettes on Summer Insects

Russell F. Mizell, III, Professor of Entomology, NFREC-Quincy

Planthoppers

Mid-summer is upon us and the usual calls and emails are coming in with “What’s this bug?” Usually it is a flatid planthopper (pale green adult picture) and most of the time it is Metcalfa pruinosa. These are native insects that …

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Forest Stewardship Mill Tour September 18

Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM CT Green Circle Bio Energy, Cottondale, FL

The Green Circle Bio Energy facility in Cottondale is the world’s largest wood pellet plant. It started production in May 2008 with an …

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Beet Armyworms in Peanut Fields

It’s that time of year when all kinds of insect pests are moving, especially caterpillars. Armyworms have been present but sporadic in hay fields, cotton and peanuts the past couple weeks across the Panhandle. Rome Ethridge, the Ag Agent in Seminole Co. Georgia, has reported seeing all kinds of different caterpillars this week. See his …

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2014 Peanut Field Day August 14

The annual Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 14, 2014 starting with registration at 8:00 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

Field tours will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Topics to be addressed …

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West Florida Field Corn Variety Tour July 29

Field Corn Tour

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014 • 10:00 AM – Noon UF/IFAS WEST FLORIDA RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER 4253 Experiment Road – Highway 182
Jay, Florida 32565

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will be hosting a Field Corn Variety Tour on Tuesday, July 29th, at the West Florida Research Education Center near Jay, Florida.  …

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Looking Forward: UF/IFAS Forage Breeding Update

It is hot outside and the furthest thing from most cattleman’s minds is what forages to plant this fall. Next week, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and University of Florida forage workers meet to discuss winter forage trial results from this past year to decide on recommendations for fall forage plantings for our tri-state …

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Tips for Controlling Armyworms in Hay Fields

Every summer, fall armyworm moths fly up from South Florida to lay their eggs in well fertilized hay fields and forage crops in the the tri-state region.  The timing of the first major infestations varies from year to year, from May through August.  Judging by reports that have come in to the Extension Office this …

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Fertilizing Late Planted Cotton

Fertilizing cotton is always a major factor that affects yield in the Panhandle. Last year we saw plenty of cotton fields run out of nitrogen (N) during the summer with the relentless rains. We also saw growers trying to apply N, through irrigation or ground, when it was too late to do any good. So …

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