Monitoring for a Potential Pathogen in Florida Potato and Tomato

ig.1. Shoots of zebra chip affected potato plants infected with Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum. Leaves on younger shoots display purpling, and older leaves are chlorotic. The leaves are also rolled. (Photos courtesy: Dr. Lia Liefting).

Dr. Binoy Babu, Dr. Nicholas Dufault, Dr. Mathews Paret, and Dr. Carrie Harmon

During the 2000 growing season in Texas, a new bacterial species ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ was observed in the U.S. This pathogen can cause serious diseases on potatoes, tomatoes, and other solanaceous crops or plants. In particular, it was found associated with zebra …

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Cotton Harvest Now in Full Swing

Cotton harvest is in full swing throughout Northwest Florida. With the dry weather and warm temperatures to help mature late set bolls, over half of the crop is now out of the field.

In Santa Rosa County, picking was delayed on most farms as growers finished up harvesting their peanuts that got off to …

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Cindale Farms Honored as Jackson County Agricultural Innovators

Ag Innovators 2014 - Jackson

On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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Two New Limpograss Varieties Released

UF/IFAS scientists bred two new limpograss cultivars, 4F and 10, for use by select Florida cattlemen. Here, cattle graze during the cultivar experiment at the UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit in Gainesville.  Photo credit:  Lynn Solleberger

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications & Joao Vendramini, Forage Specialist, Ona RCREC

The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed Producers Inc., has released two new limpograss cultivars so ranchers can increase the forage variety they feed their cattle.

Florida beef cattle producers use limpograss, a warm-season, perennial grass for …

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2014-15 Alabama Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series

cow calf

The Alabama Cooperative Extension has announced their 2014-15 Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series.  The course will focus on Estrus Synchronization and Fixed Time Artificial Insemination Workshops.

Download the printable flyer here: 

Beef Reproduction Management Series Flyer 2014

The courses will be offered at the following locations:

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USDA Energy Initiative Workshops

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Invest in Efficiency with our Community & Economic Development Team — Business & Energy Programs

USDA Rural Development will be hosting two informational workshops in November to explain the Agency’s programs available under its Northwest Florida Regional Energy Initiative. The Initiative is being designed to provide technical and financial assistance to small businesses and …

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Incoming UF President Fuchs is Positive for Agriculture

Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (UF/IFAS)

The selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) as the next president of the University of Florida should be cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources.

I’ll confess, I had some initial apprehension …

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Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too valuable these days to simply guess, or just use the same amount use last year.  Weather, fertility, growing and harvest conditions, forage …

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George Fisher Honored as Washington County Agricultural Innovator

On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results

Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist and SE Hay Contest Coordinator

The Southeast Hay Contest celebrated its 10th year in 2014.  This contest is a cooperative extension effort of Auburn University, Clemson University, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia, held in conjunction with the …

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