In this Issue:
  • The How and Why of Preemergence Herbicide Incorporation for Row Crops
  • XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use in Florida
  • Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices
  • Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?
  • Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated
  • 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
  • Field Crops

    The How and Why of Preemergence Herbicide Incorporation for Row Crops

    Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start.  In our current climate of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds, a good preemergence program is more valuable than ever.  However, method and timing of application dramatically impact the efficacy of many preemergence herbicides.  To improve their reliability, preemergence herbicides should be incorporated – …

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    XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use in Florida

    Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Specialists

    Late last week, after much anticipation, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provided the final approval for use of 2,4-D and dicamba in resistant cotton and soybean cultivars. At time of publication, Florida has approved one …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/xtendimax-engenia-and-enlist-duo-now-registered-for-use-in-florida/

    Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    US cotton producers say they intend to plant 12.23 million acres of cotton this year—up 21.4% from last year.  This number, released March 31, is higher than most pre-report expectations.  The National Cotton Council survey-based estimate back in early February was 11.0 million acres.  USDA-ERS in …

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    Do the New Food Safety Standards Apply to Your Farm?

    If you are a produce farmer, you should have heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. This act, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food safety regulation in over 80 years.

    The proposed produce safety rule under the FSMA is very robust, establishing the minimum …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/do-the-new-food-safety-standards-apply-to-your-farm/

    Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated

    One of my goals since starting as field crop nematologist at the University of Florida last June was to update the nematode management guides for Florida field crops, so that extension agents and growers have access to active copies of these documents.  I’m happy to announce that guides for field corn, soybeans, and cotton have …

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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/field-report-sick-oats-in-the-panhandle/

    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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