John Doyle Atkins

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Name: John Doyle Atkins
Date registered: October 13, 2011

Biography

John Doyle Atkins is the Agricultural Agent in Santa Rosa County.

Latest posts

  1. Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows — October 27, 2017
  2. How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida? — June 2, 2017
  3. 2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida — December 16, 2016
  4. Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season — July 22, 2016
  5. UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production — February 19, 2016

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Future Livestock Producers are Developed through Local Livestock Shows

 

Santa Rosa County Extension Agents have worked closely with the Santa Rosa County Fair over the last five years to grow the livestock show. The Santa Rosa County Fair (SRC Fair) is held in April each year, but requires considerable planning throughout the year. The board has many sub-committees that focus on the various …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/future-livestock-producers-are-developed-through-local-livestock-shows/

How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?

You have worked hard raising quality beef and demand for locally grown food is increasing.  Perhaps you have considered selling meat from your livestock operation, but have found the regulations to be somewhat daunting.  This article highlights two UF/IFAS Publications which focus on this topic and provide answers to the many questions related to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/how-do-i-legally-sell-beef-from-my-livestock-operation-in-florida/

2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts.

The University of Florida/IFAS, West Florida Research …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/2016-corn-variety-trials-in-jay-florida/

Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season

Mid July is the time of year where, for most of us, we are at the mid-point in our peanut production season. The peanut plants, if not already lapped, are at a point where the canopy traps humidity and extends leaf wetness periods near the crown of the plant. Barriers are formed blocking movement of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/22/fungicide-considerations-for-the-mid-point-of-the-peanut-growing-season/

UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production

After the 2015 growing season, depressed prices, areas of no rain for 8 weeks and yields ranging from zero to dancing around the 6,000 pound per acre mark, Santa Rosa County producers are looking toward the 2016 season with a heightened degree of concern.

There are many decisions facing growers:
Rotation.  This practice is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/02/19/uga-peanut-update-provides-recommendations-for-2016-production/

Weather Played a Major Role on Peanut Yields in 2015

Peanut harvest is in full swing in the Florida Panhandle, but producers have had challenges to crop success in the form of disease and erratic weather this year.

White mold has been particularly troublesome this season.  On August 24th we dug and rated our University of Florida, IFAS peanut fungicide comparison plots here in Jay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/09/25/weather-played-a-major-role-on-peanut-yields-in-2015/

Dogfennel: Ugly Pasture Weeds that Reduce Bahia Production

Dogfennel is one of the most commonly occurring pasture weeds in Florida. University of Florida Weed Specialists, Brent. Sellers and Jay. Ferrel developed a publication specifically to address this troublesome pasture weed.

 Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is an aggressive native perennial found throughout much of the Southeast. Dogfennel is particularly troublesome in unimproved or overgrazed pastures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/08/dogfennel-ugly-pasture-weeds-that-reduce-bahia-production/

Managing Winter Pastures

Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter nutrition is vital to both the calf’s health and the cows reproductive performance, adequate nutrition is essential.

Cool season grasses provide valuable winter and spring grazing when the warm-season perennial grasses are not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/21/managing-winter-pastures/

White Mold Management in Peanuts

The 2014 Panhandle peanut crop is developing at a normal pace. Soilborne disease control programs have begun, mainly targeting white mold.  Some fields are also being treated for foliage feeding caterpillars.

As peanut farmers progress further into their white mold management program, they need to take a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/07/25/white-mold-management/

It Is Peanut Planting Time In Santa Rosa County

It is mid May, prime peanut planting time, and the planters are finally rolling in Santa Rosa County!

The farming community received 21.85 inches of rain between April 1 and May 16, based on data gathered at the weather station based at UF/IFAS, West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC).  On April 29, the day of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/05/22/it-is-peanut-planting-time-in-santa-rosa-county/

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