In this Issue:
  • Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter
  • Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook
  • Palmer Amaranth Adaptability
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops
  • Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results
  • Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops
  • New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017
  • Cotton

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/maximizing-cotton-profits-with-poultry-litter/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/cotton-marketing-news-new-crop-strength-and-outlook/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/palmer-amaranth-adaptability/

    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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    Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

    Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Weed Extension Specialist, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS WFREC Weed Specialist

    After many years in development, dicamba will likely be fully approved for use in tolerant cotton varieties for the 2017 growing season. There is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses in nearby sensitive crops. This concern …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/using-dicamba-in-dicamba-tolerant-crops/

    Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

    Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and pest management traits, or technology packages are also major considerations. The selection process has …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/cotton-variety-selection-based-on-2016-variety-trial-results/

    Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.  Prices for the 2017 crop (Dec17 futures) have now (this week) edged above 74 cents and the highest level since early August.  Prices are 14 cents per pound higher …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/cotton-marketing-news-a-lot-going-on-and-a-lot-to-digest/

    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2

    Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 2nd. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration and the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/2017-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-march-2/

    Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops

    Alabama Cooperative Extension will offer training for anyone who will be applying auxin herbicides to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant crops. While mandatory for Alabama farmers, Florida farmers can also attend these educational classes.  See the table below for the date, time, and location closest to you.  All Alabama producers that are planning on using this …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/alabama-cooperative-extension-offers-training-for-use-of-dicamba-and-24-d-resistant-crops/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/new-herbicide-resistant-crop-varieties-offer-new-tools-for-weed-management-in-2017/

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