In this Issue:
  • Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle
  • The Role of Stress Memory on Peanut Seed Quality
  • Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter
  • Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook
  • Palmer Amaranth Adaptability
  • 2017 Carinata Summit March 29-31
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Can I Get Some of That? If You Want to try New Peanut Varieties Ask Now
  • Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops
  • Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results
  • Field Crops

    Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle

    Ethan Carter, Crop IPM Regional Agent and Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder

    Crop aftershocks related to last week’s weather conditions (cold, overcast, and wet) were felt this week across in the Florida Panhandle. Growers reported a variety of symptoms in their oat fields, ranging from what appeared to be viral discoloration, fungal diseases, and cold damage. …

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    The Role of Stress Memory on Peanut Seed Quality

    Kelly Racette, Diane Rowland and Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

    For as long as crops have been domesticated, farmers have been selecting seed from the best performing plants; based primarily on their yield and relative performance. In some cases, a plant may experience stress during the season, whether from disease, drought, or …

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    Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter

    Dennis O’Brien, USDA ARS Office of Communications

    A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist in Mississippi has found a way to help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits when they use poultry litter as fertilizer.

    The practice makes sense. Poultry litter (chicken waste, spilled feed, excess feathers, and other …

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    Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    Eighty cent fever is running rampant.  New crop December 17 futures have made a great run and the uptrend is strong.  Support seems to be firm.  New crop cotton has gained almost a nickel since the first of the year.  Currently, old crop May 17 futures …

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    Palmer Amaranth Adaptability

    Dr. Ramon Leon and Dr. Jay Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialists – West Florida REC, Jay and Agronomy Department, University of Florida

    Palmer amaranth, commonly referred to as Palmer pigweed, is perhaps the most problematic weed in the southern USA, especially in row-crop production. This weed can not only produce abundant seed allowing it …

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    2017 Carinata Summit March 29-31

    Brassica Carinata Summit March 29-31, 2017

    North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy Florida
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351

    This three-day conference will focus on the latest research on varieties, pest management, and production of carinata, an alternative bio-fuel crop with real potential for southeastern production.  Speakers will focus on: …

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    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

    The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, …

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    Can I Get Some of That? If You Want to try New Peanut Varieties Ask Now

    When I was young, Sunday mornings consisted of getting ready for church, eating breakfast together as a family, and making the 30 to 45 minute ride to church, which seemed to take forever.  Breakfast was hot baked cinnamon rolls and a big glass of milk. This was a highlight of the week for us kids.  …

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    Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

    Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Weed Extension Specialist, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS WFREC Weed Specialist

    After many years in development, dicamba will likely be fully approved for use in tolerant cotton varieties for the 2017 growing season. There is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses in nearby sensitive crops. This concern …

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    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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