Sales Tax Relief for Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Sales Tax Relief for Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

During the Legislative Session, Florida Farm Bureau worked with Senator George Gainer and the other members of the Panhandle delegation to secure tax relief for farmers who were impacted by Hurricane Michael. There are several items that may be helpful to you, but the...
Brittle Snap Damage in Corn

Brittle Snap Damage in Corn

Recently, I received a call about a strange phenomenon in a Washington County corn field.   Some type of pest was cutting off corn stalks, so my first thought were cutworms. But, when I found out the cut off stalks were V8 stage corn, that was almost head high, I got...
Twisted Whorl Syndrome in Corn

Twisted Whorl Syndrome in Corn

Authored by De Broughton, Regional Specialized Agronomic Crop Agent, and Ethan Carter, Regional Specialized Crop IPM Agent Throughout North Florida, producers have reported seeing corn of certain varieties with twisted whorls and other unusual symptoms. Soon after...
Recognizing and Managing Sting Nematode Problems in Peanuts

Recognizing and Managing Sting Nematode Problems in Peanuts

Most agriculture professionals recognize that plant-parasitic nematodes can drag down peanut yield.  In the Southeast, peanut nematodes are often assumed to be peanut root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne arenaria and Meloidogyne javanica) because they are widespread,...
Spray Water Quality Can Affect Pesticide Performance

Spray Water Quality Can Affect Pesticide Performance

Authored by Ethan Carter (Regional Crop IPM Agent) and Pratap Devkota (UF/IFAS Weed Specialist) Every applicator can think of an example where their pesticide (herbicide, insecticide, fungicide) provided less than desirable control. What you may not realize is that...