The Search for the Bigger than Life Peanut Variety Continues

After attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders in Davis, California last summer, I took a couple of days to drive down to Sequoia National Park to see the Giant Sequoia trees.  As I walked through the forest, these trees were so large they seemed out of place among the pine …

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2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook

Weather had a dramatic impact on range, pasture, and hay production in the Southern Region in 2017.  The dramatic extremes of excessive rainfall received in Texas and Florida from hurricanes, to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions across the Southern U.S. this fall have led to lower levels of hay production and quality in many …

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2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 1

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration and …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to March Upward—Some Things to Think About

New crop Dec18 futures now stand at over 75 cents.  The reasons for much better prices seem fairly obvious, but what has been somewhat surprising is the strength of the uptrend.  Prices have now improved 5 to 6 cents or about 8 to 9% since the most recent “plateau” at 69 to 70 cents …

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Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

Explore Local Agriculture at the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

Come explore local farms, markets, and centers of agricultural research in West Florida and South Alabama during the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour and Conference, February 19 and 20, hosted by UF/IFAS Extension.

On Monday, February 19, from 1 p.m. …

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Weed of the Week: Broomsedge

Broomsedge is an economically important weed in the southern United States, with it typically being found in low fertility pastures. By itself, prescribed burning has little impact/control on Broomsedge as it only removes biomass above ground, and has little impact on the root system. Broomsedge is best controlled through chemical control with the use of Glyphosate. …

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2018 Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series – March 19-22

The Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Holmes, Washington, Jackson, and Calhoun Extension agents. This year the series is March 19-22 and will take place in Marianna at the Jackson County Extension Office. Registration is $10/session and refreshments will be provided. Sessions start each day with registration at 7:45am (CST). …

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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show – February 8

The Alabama- Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. More than 80 exhibitors will be present to allow farmers to visit one-on-one with industry product and service representatives.  Dr. Marshall Lamb of the National Peanut Research Lab will speak to growers …

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Friday Feature: Deer Farming in the Panhandle

This week’s featured video highlights a unique type of livestock operation that is gaining popularity very quickly in Florida, Deer Farming.  The video is actually an episode of Keith Warren’s TV Show called Deer & Wildlife Stories. The video features two deer farms located in the Panhandle of Florida that are raising deer with …

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Maximize Your Farm’s Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations and FDACS Cost-Share Program

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations, along with cost-share funds to increase on-farm energy efficiency for agricultural producers in Florida. This includes all types of operations, such as row crop, fruit and vegetable farms, nurseries, livestock and poultry operations, dairies, and aquaculture farms.

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