In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing
  • New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers
  • Silverleaf Whiteflies in Panhandle Cotton
  • Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day – September 5
  • Friday Feature: The Gluten Free Issue
  • Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health
  • Diagnosing the Cause of Yellowing Peanut Fields
  • WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22
  • Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices
  • Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots
  • Field Crops

    Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

    Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise.  I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case, but apparently it was.  To a lot of folks that know cotton and keep a close eye on things, the September numbers were not really that much of a surprise.  It was expected that …

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    New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers

    Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, NFREC Quincy

    A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects and mites in their fields.

    The …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/new-insect-and-mite-control-guide-for-florida-cotton-growers/

    Silverleaf Whiteflies in Panhandle Cotton

    Sliverleaf whiteflies (SLWF), also known as sweet potato whiteflies, are a major pest in many cropping systems. The SLWF has a broad feeding range of over 600 host plants, which includes ornamental, vegetable, and field crops. This season, large populations of silverleaf whiteflies have been reported in in cotton in Georgia, Alabama, and now Florida’s Panhandle.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/silverleaf-whiteflies-in-panhandle-cotton/

    Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day – September 5

    Join us on September 5, 2017 at Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm (1950 Hwy 99 Walnut Hill, FL 32568) to learn more about new technologies for soil moisture sensing.  The short field day will start at 8:00 am central.

    Topics will include Testing the Sentek Soil Moisture Probe on-Farm, Comparing soil moisture sensors, and the FDACS BMP Program. …

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    Friday Feature: The Gluten Free Issue

    David Schechter is a news reporter for WFAA News in Dallas Texas who likes to get answers to questions people have on hot topics through video segments he calls Verify.  This week’s featured video was a Verify segment David produced on the Gluten Free craze sweeping across America.  David does a great job …

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    Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health

    David Hensley and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

    One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do this by forming a symbiosis (a mutual “partnership”) with bacteria known as Rhizobia. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/peanut-nodule-analysis-to-assess-crop-health/

    Diagnosing the Cause of Yellowing Peanut Fields

    It happens every year. You cruise peanut fields and see spots of yellowing in a field.  The million dollar question is, “What is causing this yellowing?”  Unfortunately, there are many answers to this question. Problems that cause yellowing in peanuts can Include:

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    WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22

    Please join us on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM central time for the annual Extension Farm Field Day at  the West Florida Research & Education Center (WFREC) at the Jay Research Facility (4253 Experiment Road, Hwy 182, Jay FL 32565).

    The following topics will be covered:

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    Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices

    Prior to this week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales.  There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger with this week’s report.  There was some belief that the crop is actually less …

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    Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots

    Water is a precious resource, no mater where you live or farm, but is especially true in Kansas where their aquifer is diminishing.  There is a relatively new technology being called mobile drip irrigation that has been developed in Kansas to make center pivot irrigation even more efficient, because water is released right on the …

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