Michael Mulvaney

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Name: Michael Mulvaney
Date registered: January 22, 2015
URL: http://wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/people/faculty/dr-michael-mulvaney/

Biography

Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL. Follow me @TheDirtDude

Latest posts

  1. Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields — November 3, 2017
  2. Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program? — June 30, 2017
  3. Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year? — June 23, 2017
  4. Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn — June 9, 2017
  5. Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production — January 13, 2017

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Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test!

Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in the South. That number is 24% for cotton, and 15% for peanuts. Fertilizer is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/now-is-the-time-to-soil-test-crop-fields/

Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?

Michael J. Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Soil Specialist & Glen Harris, UGA Soil Specialist

If you’re like me, you’re watching this rain and wondering where your nutrients are in the soil profile.  The Jay FAWN station has recorded almost 20″ of rain so far in June.  Last week we talked about peanut gypsum …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/has-excess-rain-affected-your-cotton-fertility-program/

Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year?

Area farmers have had numerous challenges to deal with already in this growing season.  With so much rain over the past two weeks, many farmers have had their production schedule wrecked.  Questions have been coming in about a wide range of crop issues, because wet fields have delayed management practices.  One that has been repeated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/rain-keeping-you-from-applying-gypsum-to-your-peanuts-this-year/

Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

Arun Jani, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Integrating summer cover crops into rotations

Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  You can leave it fallow, or you can plant late summer cover crop to provide benefits for future crops including …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/late-summer-legume-cover-crops-behind-corn/

Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production

Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL

Now is the time to start thinking about nitrogen (N) management strategies for corn production in the Panhandle.  This is a follow-up to the March 2016 article: 

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/evaluation-of-esn-controlled-release-fertilizer-for-florida-corn-production/

Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter

You’ve spent good money on precision ag, GPS guided equipment.  Your rows are planted straight, your pesticide sprays are very precise, and you have improved harvest efficiency.  You’re set up for variable rate planting and you have a yield monitor, but aren’t quite sure what else to do with them?  Here are some ideas to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/05/determining-optimal-plant-populations-for-your-variable-rate-planter/

New Propiconazole Restrictions for 2016 Peanut Production

Michael J. Mulvaney, Nick Dufault, Bob Kemerait

Peanut growers take note, there are new import restrictions on propiconazole residues in peanuts going to the European Union (EU).  Propiconazole is an active ingredient in the common peanut fungicides Tilt, Tilt/Bravo, Artisan, Stratego, PropiMax, and Bumper.

The restrictions apply only to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/29/new-propiconazole-restrictions-for-2016-peanut-production/

Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) as a Controlled-release Nitrogen source for Corn and Cotton

Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL

Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) is a polymer-coated urea formulated as 44-0-0. The reason it contains 2% less nitrogen (N) than urea (which is 46-0-0) is due to the weight of the polymer coating.  ESN is commercially available in bulk in some parts of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/01/environmentally-smart-nitrogen-esn-as-a-controlled-release-nitrogen-source-for-corn-and-cotton/

Should You give a Nitrogen Credit to the Crop that Follows Peanuts?

Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist – University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Center

Raymond J. Geisel, Graduate Student – University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department

You’ve got your peanut crop out of the ground. Your harvest was good. With all this talk of an El Niño year, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/23/should-you-give-a-nitrogen-credit-to-the-crop-that-follows-peanuts/

Season’s First Incidence of Cotton Corynespora Target Spot Confirmed in Santa Rosa County

By:
Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney
(Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL), Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault (Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL), Mike Donahoe (County Director, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa County, FL)

This season’s first incidence of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/07/10/seasons-first-incidence-of-cotton-corynespora-target-spot-confirmed-in-santa-rosa-county/

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