Late Season Cotton Insect Control

SB boll damage

stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org

Cotton is maturing rapidly across the Panhandle and it’s shaping up to be one of the earliest harvest seasons in recent years. This is due for the most part to the dry weather and the high number of heat units accumulated this summer. Some early planted fields …

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Cotton Marketing News: Where Does This Wild Season Go From Here?

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist

Here’s a scene from The Andy Griffith Show:
AUNT BEE: Opie, you need to go next door and see Floyd about a haircut.
OPIE: But Aunt Bee, those little hairs get down my neck and they itch like crazy.
AUNT BEE: …

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Raymon Thomas Honored as Holmes County Agricultural Innovator

Raymon Thomas of Bonifay was recognized by Shep Eubanks, Former Holmes County Extension Agent as the Holmes County Agricultural innovator for 2015.

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, 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 fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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Be Prepared for Avian Influenza Workshop September 15th

Be prepared for the possibility of avian influenza this fall; attend the workshop in Chipley on September 15th.

A massive outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has cost the US poultry industry tens of millions of birds this year. While the spread of the disease has slowed considerably during the hot summer months, there is real concern that the disease will flare and begin spreading this fall, as temperatures begin to …

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Alabama Forage & Grassland Conference and Tour December 9 & 10

Registration is NOW OPEN!

On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the 2015 Alabama Forage Conference “Forward Thinking with Forage Systems” will be held at Lakepoint State Park.  The park is located in Southeast Alabama, just outside the city of Eufaula.  This conference is highly anticipated by forage and livestock producers across Alabama and surrounding states.  …

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Stocking Rates and Forage Management for Winter Grazing Webinar September 9

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Forage Focus Webinar Series Tune In: September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

Extending the grazing season into the winter months can result in significant input cost savings for cattlemen. Understanding grazing management tips, tricks, and what to expect when using winter forages is key to making this work in your operation.

Tune in as Drs Jennifer …

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Gulf Coast Agronomic Field Day September 10

Make plans to attend the 2015 Agronomic Field Day that will be held on September 10, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, Alabama.  The afternoon program will start at 4 PM.   Some of the field tour’s topics will be Target Spot on Cotton, Peanut Varieties, Sugarcane …

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Friday Funny: Two Year Old Tea

Play tea set

One Saturday, after the farmer came in from checking the cows, his wife left him in charge of their 2 1/2 year-old daughter, Molly, while she went to town to the store.  One of little Molly’s favorite toys was a play tea set she had gotten for Christmas.

The farmer checked on his little …

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Watermelon Fusarium Wilt Update

Authors: Tatiana Sanchez, Mathews Paret, Joshua Freeman, and Nicholas Dufault

Fusarium wilt of watermelon (Figure 1) is a soil-borne, fungal disease that can affect watermelon plants anytime from seed to harvest. It has been a problem for many Florida producers since its first reports back in the early 1980’s. Typically, this disease is managed …

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Soybean Rust found in Jackson County Sentinel Plot

Soybean rust (SBR) has been found on the sentinel plot in Jackson County at the Extension Office.  Because these plots are scouted for SBR on a regular basis, the SBR was confirmed very early.  SBR has now been confirmed in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas in 2015.

Soybean growers should consider a fungicide application, if …

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