In this Issue:
  • Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs
  • Annual UF Peanut Field Day – August 23
  • Lesser Cornstalk Borer Damage Reported in Florida and Georgia Peanut Fields
  • New Peanut Fungicide Miravis Registered for Use in Florida
  • Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook
  • Boron Deficiency: A Rare but Serious Issue in Peanut
  • Friday Feature: Cotton Research and Promotion Program
  • Cotton and Peanut On-Farm Nematicide Trial Preliminary Results
  • Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop
  • Corn Silage and Forage Field Day – May 24
  • Field Crops

    Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs

     

    Farmers and ranchers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity and soil conditions on their lands for many years. Although BMPs are designed to be technically feasible and economically viable, implementing BMPs can be expensive for producers, and some practices may not be financially viable for all. Multiple …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/financial-assistance-for-farmers-who-implement-bmps/

    Annual UF Peanut Field Day – August 23

    The annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 23, 2018, starting with registration at 7:30 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

    Certified crop advisor and pesticide CEUs will be available at registration. Organizers …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/annual-uf-peanut-field-day-august-23/

    Lesser Cornstalk Borer Damage Reported in Florida and Georgia Peanut Fields

    Authors:  Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, and Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder

    Earlier this week, lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) damage was observed in Suwanee, Columbia, and Marion counties in Florida.  In all cases, the peanut vines had not lapped, and the only symptom found was wilting vines at the ground level (Figure 1).  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/lesser-cornstalk-borer-damage-reported-in-florida-and-georgia-peanut-fields/

    New Peanut Fungicide Miravis Registered for Use in Florida

    Syngenta has successfully completed the registration process with the Florida Department of Agriculture for a new fungicide for Florida peanut farmers called Miravis.  Miravis is the brand name for Syngenta’s fungicide with the active ingredient Pydiflumetofen, which is a group seven fungicide product.

    The following key information is provided on the Miravis label for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/new-peanut-fungicide-miravis-registered-for-use-in-florida/

    Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook

    Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

    On June 14, I had the pleasure and honor to present for the University of Arkansas Extension Service as part of their Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series.  Thanks to my long-time colleague and friend Dr. Bobby Coats for the invitation and opportunity.  The following are a …

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    Boron Deficiency: A Rare but Serious Issue in Peanut

    Authors: Ethan Carter, UF/IFAS Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Cropping Systems Specialist (WFREC)

    Now that it’s early June, peanut fields across the Panhandle range in age from freshly planted to nearly 40 days after planting. Within the past two weeks, many areas have had consistent rainfall and overcast days. The recent …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/boron-deficiency-a-rare-but-serious-issue-in-peanut/

    Friday Feature: Cotton Research and Promotion Program

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Cotton Board to showcase the impact of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program to promote sustainable cotton production and provide competitive products for the textile industry.

    The Cotton Research and Promotion Program’s ongoing goal is to develop, fund and implement a coordinated plan of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/01/friday-feature-cotton-research-and-promotion-program/

    Cotton and Peanut On-Farm Nematicide Trial Preliminary Results

    Authors: Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Nemotologist, Ethan Carter, UF/IFAS Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension Agent

    Plant-parasitic nematodes are a major pest for cotton and peanut in the Southeast. New or re-introduced non-fumigant nematicides, applied as a liquid or granular formulation, have become available in the last few years.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/nematicide-efficacy-in-2017-cotton-and-peanut-on-farm-trials/

    Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop

    Last week (May 10,2018) USDA released its monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates.  Each year, the May report contains the first projections for the upcoming new crop year.  Here is a summary of major points for both 2017 old crop, and 2018 new crop.

    Old Crop (2017) Revisions/Updates

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/cotton-marketing-news-old-and-new-crop/

    Corn Silage and Forage Field Day – May 24

    The University of Florida and University of Georgia’s annual Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be held May 24, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit – Citra, FL. The corn silage and forage field day is an extension education program promoted by the University of Florida and the University …

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