Michael Donahoe

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Name: Michael Donahoe
Date registered: October 18, 2011

Biography

Michael Donahoe is the County Extension Director in Santa Rosa County. His educational program focuses on agronomic crop production with primarly responsibilities in integrated pest management and cotton production.

Latest posts

  1. 2017 UF/IFAS Cotton Variety Trial Results — March 23, 2018
  2. Burlin and Levi Findley Families Honored as 2017 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year — January 12, 2018
  3. Snails have Invaded the Western Panhandle — July 14, 2017
  4. Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results — February 24, 2017
  5. Davy and Strange Families Honored as Santa Rosa Farm Families of the Year — October 28, 2016

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2017 UF/IFAS Cotton Variety Trial Results

Variety selection is a key decision for cotton producers each year. Variety performance is heavily dependent on environmental conditions and geography. Therefore, it is important for growers to select varieties based on multi-year research data from a similar location, as well as local field experience.

Extension agents and faculty at the UF/IFAS West Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/23/2017-uf-ifas-cotton-variety-trial-results/

Burlin and Levi Findley Families Honored as 2017 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Burlin and Levi Findley families, of Wild Boar Farms were honored as the 2017 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year, during the 51st Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour. The Findleys received the award from Santa Rosa County Commissioners Don Salter, Bob Cole and Sam Parker, along with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/burlin-and-levi-findley-families-honored-as-2017-santa-rosa-county-farm-families-of-the-year/

Snails have Invaded the Western Panhandle

Snails have invaded some local areas throughout northern Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties this summer. The snails are tan colored, high and conical, with mature snails about ¾ to 1-inch long. They have been found in extremely high numbers in some crop fields, including corn, cotton, and peanuts, in home gardens, and around farm buildings …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/snails-have-invaded-the-western-panhandle/

Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and pest management traits, or technology packages are also major considerations. The selection process has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/cotton-variety-selection-based-on-2016-variety-trial-results/

Davy and Strange Families Honored as Santa Rosa Farm Families of the Year

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the John Davy and Glen Strange families of Panhandle Growers, Inc. were honored as the 2016 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year during the 50th Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour. The daylong tour stopped at Panhandle Growers where John and Glen and their wives received the award …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/john-davy-and-glen-strange-families-honored-as-santa-rosa-county-farm-families-of-the-year/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/06/24/panhandle-cotton-insect-situation/

Controlling Rats and Mice around the Farm

The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical components, and weaken concrete slabs and walkways with their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/29/controlling-rats-and-mice-around-the-farm/

Late Season Cotton Insect Control

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/28/late-season-cotton-insect-control/

Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday the 16th, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear, as soon as fields dry out and conditions are right. Variety selection is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/04/17/cotton-planting-hopefully-to-begin-soon/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/10/31/cotton-harvest-now-in-full-swing/

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