In this Issue:
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Is it Cost-effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?
  • New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017
  • Farm Day 2017 – February 1
  • Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production
  • 2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida
  • Enrollment Open for 2017 ARC & PLC USDA Farm Bill Programs
  • Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13
  • Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day September 13
  • Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter
  • Corn

    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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    Is it Cost-effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

    Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department & Patrick Troy, Regional Row Crop Agent

    Plant-parasitic nematodes, including sting, root-knot (RKN), and stubby-root nematodes among others can cause significant damage to Florida field corn.  Nematicide application is a common management practice for nematodes, but is it economically feasible for a relatively low-value crop like …

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    New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017

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

    2017 will be a landmark year for row crop agriculture, as several long awaited herbicide technologies have finally been released by the EPA to help farmer’s combat troublesome herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds. Two dicamba products are available, one from Monsanto …

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    Farm Day 2017 – February 1

    Florida and Alabama row crop farmers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Farm Day program on February 1st at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 E Nashville Avenue in Atmore. Thanks to generous agribusiness support, the event is free. Registration starts at 8 am.

    Topics to be discussed are as follows:

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    Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production

    Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL

    Now is the time to start thinking about nitrogen (N) management strategies for corn production in the Panhandle.  This is a follow-up to the March 2016 article: 

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    2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

    Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts.

    The University of Florida/IFAS, West Florida Research …

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    Enrollment Open for 2017 ARC & PLC USDA Farm Bill Programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini has announced that producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, can begin visiting FSA county offices to sign contracts …

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    Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13

    You are invited to participate in the 2016 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course. As in previous years, the short course will take place at the Hotel at Auburn University. The event is scheduled for December 12th ( all day) and 13th (morning). We will have a great group of speakers and topics. The short …

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    Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day September 13

    If you have irrigation or are planning on investigating in a pivot for your farm, please join us at the Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on September 13th in Escambia County.  The Field Day will start in Sam and Scott Walker’s field near Oak Grove, Florida (very close to Walnut Hill).  The field …

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    Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter

    You’ve spent good money on precision ag, GPS guided equipment.  Your rows are planted straight, your pesticide sprays are very precise, and you have improved harvest efficiency.  You’re set up for variable rate planting and you have a yield monitor, but aren’t quite sure what else to do with them?  Here are some ideas to …

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