In this Issue:
  • Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Disease Issues
  • Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?
  • Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter
  • Farm Day 2017 – February 1
  • Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production
  • Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13
  • BMP Pasture Walk October 21
  • Should You give a Nitrogen Credit to the Crop that Follows Peanuts?
  • Pegging Zone Calcium for Peanuts
  • Mehlich 3: Improved Soil Testing for Florida Growers
  • Fertility

    Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Disease Issues

    The Yellow Bahiagrass Hayfield

    At the end of June, a Jackson County rancher noticed something strange about his hay field.  The field was gradually turning yellow and was not growing well.  Typically plants turn yellow as the result of a nitrogen deficiency, but this field had been fertilized for hay production.  Upon inspection, the leaves …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/potassium-deficiency-in-hay-fields-can-enhance-fungal-disease-issues/

    Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?

    Michael J. Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Soil Specialist & Glen Harris, UGA Soil Specialist

    If you’re like me, you’re watching this rain and wondering where your nutrients are in the soil profile.  The Jay FAWN station has recorded almost 20″ of rain so far in June.  Last week we talked about peanut gypsum …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/has-excess-rain-affected-your-cotton-fertility-program/

    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/

    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:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/20/west-florida-farm-day-2017-february-1/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/evaluation-of-esn-controlled-release-fertilizer-for-florida-corn-production/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/alabama-corn-and-wheat-short-course-december-12-13/

    BMP Pasture Walk October 21

    Make plans to attend an on-farm and research center pasture walk, Friday October 21st from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm Central Time. The tour group will meet at the Beef Research Unit Pavilion north of Marianna and west of Greenwood on Highway 162 (4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL).

    This half-day, Best Management Practices (BMP) on-farm …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/14/bmp-pasture-walk-october-21/

    Should You give a Nitrogen Credit to the Crop that Follows Peanuts?

    Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist – University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Center

    Raymond J. Geisel, Graduate Student – University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department

    You’ve got your peanut crop out of the ground. Your harvest was good. With all this talk of an El Niño year, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/23/should-you-give-a-nitrogen-credit-to-the-crop-that-follows-peanuts/

    Pegging Zone Calcium for Peanuts

    Glen Harris, UGA Soil Extension Specialist

    When we switched from growing small-seeded Georgia Green to large-seeded Georgia 06G we really thought we would need to increase our gypsum or calcium recommendations.  But after years of research we concluded that the recommendations didn’t need to change.  You can still use a pegging soil sample …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/06/12/pegging-zone-calcium-for-peanuts/

    Mehlich 3: Improved Soil Testing for Florida Growers

    There has been a change in the testing procedure at the UF/IFAS Lab which analyzes the nutrient profile of Florida’s soils. The Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) has replaced the Mehlich 1 (M1) test with the Mehlich 3 (M3) test, but the question from many is why and what does this mean to the user …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/09/26/mehlich-3-improved-soil-testing-for-florida-growers/

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