In this Issue:
  • Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day – September 5
  • Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots
  • The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water
  • Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers
  • Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day – August 10
  • Farm Day 2017 – February 1
  • Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13
  • SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production
  • Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day September 13
  • PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly
  • Irrigation

    Florida-Alabama Irrigation Technologies Field Day – September 5

    Join us on September 5, 2017 at Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm (1950 Hwy 99 Walnut Hill, FL 32568) to learn more about new technologies for soil moisture sensing.  The short field day will start at 8:00 am central.

    Topics will include Testing the Sentek Soil Moisture Probe on-Farm, Comparing soil moisture sensors, and the FDACS BMP Program. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/florida-alabama-irrigation-technologies-field-day-september-5/

    Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots

    Water is a precious resource, no mater where you live or farm, but is especially true in Kansas where their aquifer is diminishing.  There is a relatively new technology being called mobile drip irrigation that has been developed in Kansas to make center pivot irrigation even more efficient, because water is released right on the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/friday-feature-mobile-drip-irrigation-from-center-pivots/

    The Mobile Irrigation Lab Team: Helping Panhandle Farmers Lower Costs and Conserve Water

    The Northwest Florida Mobile Irrigation Lab

    Northwest Florida’s Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL), run by Mark Miles, Rex Patterson, and Robert Patterson, is working hard to help farmers increase crop yields and lower costs through improved irrigation efficiency. By increasing efficiency, farmers can reduce operating costs and increase yields. The MIL has been providing free irrigation …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/the-mobile-irrigation-lab-team-helping-panhandle-farmers-lower-costs-and-conserve-water/

    Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

    On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-for-crop-farmers/

    Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day – August 10

    Please join us on the morning of August 10th for a Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day hosted by UF/IFAS Santa Rosa Extension.  The event will take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 at Mickey Diamond’s Farm: 3270 Scarborough Road near Jay, Florida.

    The following topics will be covered:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-field-day-august-10/

    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/

    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/

    SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production

    Romain Gloaguen and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

    Sesame research has been carried out at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) for more than 5 years now.  Scientist there know more about the crop and its behavior in the Southeastern US than ever before. Research results from multiple aspects of sesame …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/23/sesamefarm-a-new-irrigation-scheduling-model-for-sesame-production/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/12/irrigation-and-crop-management-field-day-september-13/

    PeanutFARM Irrigation and Harvest Tool is Now Mobile Friendly

    Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UFIFAS Agronomy Department

    Even in the southeast, where annual rainfall totals would lead you to believe that water stress rarely occurs, depletion of soil water can develop quickly during the peanut growing season.  There are certainly times when supplemental irrigation can reduce crop water stress …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/20/peanutfarm-irrigation-and-harvest-tool-is-now-mobile-friendly/

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