In this Issue:
  • Snails have Invaded the Western Panhandle
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range
  • Peanut Field Day- August 17th (CEUs Available)
  • Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts
  • Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?
  • Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works
  • Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?
  • Scout Soybeans for Kudzu Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs
  • Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year?
  • Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6
  • Field Crops

    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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    Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

    This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices.  The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.  The following are highlights from the report:

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    Peanut Field Day- August 17th (CEUs Available)

    The annual Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 starting with registration at 7:45 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

    CEUs will be available at registration. This event has been approved for …

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    Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts

    Insect management tends to focus on pests that cause damage and reduce yields, but one aspect of integrated pest management (IPM) includes the knowledge of beneficial insects that naturally control those pests.  In peanuts, there are several different beneficial parasitoids that can be found preying on pest insects in the southern U.S.  A parasitoid is …

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    Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

    Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected.  The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone.  These are cautious and confusing times for producers who seek to manage risk in this topsy-turvy market.

    I may be …

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    Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works

    This week’s featured video was developed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.   They have launched  a campaign called The Peanut Program Works to provide support for the Price Loss Coverage or PLC Program implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill, as lawmakers begin to discuss the next Farm Bill.  This video features …

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    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/

    Scout Soybeans for Kudzu Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs

    After a mild winter, with relatively few nights below freezing, it should be no surprise that insect populations are spiking early. One example of this is armyworms, which began showing up in early-mid June across areas of Jackson County, a pest typically found later in July.  In early June, soybean pests have begun to appear …

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    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/

    Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6

    Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center 8300 AL Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532

    Registration begins at 7:15 AM Central. Tour begins at 7:45 AM.

    Topics will include auxin herbicide usage, pigweed control in cotton and peanut, southern corn rust, target spot and cotton insect management, as …

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