In this Issue:
  • 2017 UF/IFAS Cotton Variety Trial Results
  • Permit Required for AgLogic Nematicide Use in Cotton and Peanuts
  • Cotton Marketing News: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop
  • Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course
  • Prolific Pokeweed Now Emerging
  • Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program
  • Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018
  • Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton
  • Early-Season Considerations for Peanut & Cotton Production
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • Field Crops

    2017 UF/IFAS Cotton Variety Trial Results

    Variety selection is a key decision for cotton producers each year. Variety performance is heavily dependent on environmental conditions and geography. Therefore, it is important for growers to select varieties based on multi-year research data from a similar location, as well as local field experience.

    Extension agents and faculty at the UF/IFAS West Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/23/2017-uf-ifas-cotton-variety-trial-results/

    Permit Required for AgLogic Nematicide Use in Cotton and Peanuts

    Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Nematologist

    Newly registered for Florida, AgLogic 15GG (gypsum formulation) is a granular nematicide available for use in Florida cotton and peanut. The active ingredient in this product is aldicarb, which you may remember was the active ingredient in Temik.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/permit-required-for-aglogic-nematocide-use-in-cotton-and-peanuts/

    Cotton Marketing News: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

    When deer hunting, I am often guilty of waiting and waiting and waiting on something better—often even turning down the opportunity to take a doe, in hopes that something bigger comes along.  I too often end up waiting too long and all the deer just disappear and I don’t even get a doe—nothing for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/cotton-marketing-news-pulling-the-trigger-on-the-2018-crop/

    Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course

    This year’s Panhandle Row Crop Short Course took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  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, Georgia and Alabama), as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/highlights-presentations-from-the-2018-panhandle-row-crop-short-course/

    Prolific Pokeweed Now Emerging

    Common pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) is a perennial weed native of North American frequently found in pastures as well as fence-rows, row crop fields, and wooded areas.  As winter moves to spring, this plant is emerging from its winter dormancy. The recent warm weather has accelerated the regrowth in North Florida.

    Pokeweed is toxic to livestock.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/02/prolific-pokeweed-now-emerging/

    Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program

    Don Shurley and Adam N. Rabinowitz, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia A Little History

    You will recall that under provisions of the 2014 farm bill, landowners were given the opportunity to make a one-time election to keep existing crop bases on the farm as they were, or to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/understanding-your-generic-base-conversion-options-with-the-new-seed-cotton-program/

    Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018

    Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Crop Pathologist, and Patrick Troy, UF/IFAS Row Crop Regional Agent

    As the 2018 peanut production season approaches, it is time for producers to start considering their fungicide programs. Chlorothalonil has been a staple fungicide in many peanut management programs, but shortages of this product are expected in 2018 as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/fungicide-options-for-peanut-producers-due-to-the-expected-chlorothalonil-shortage-in-2018/

    Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton

    Don Shurley and Adam Rabinowitz, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia

    Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments.  For purposes of the legislation, “seed cotton” is unginned upland cotton—a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/prices-and-payments-from-the-new-farm-bill-program-for-cotton/

    Early-Season Considerations for Peanut & Cotton Production

    It’s only February, but it will be April before you know it. That means it is time to start planning for peanut and cotton planting season.

    Variety selection Peanut

    If you’re a peanut grower, you’re placing your orders for GA-06G now. Which is great – it’s a cultivar that sets a high bar for disease …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/early-season-considerations-for-peanut-cotton-production/

    Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16

    Friday March 16, 2018 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern, 9:00-11:00 Central Live Video Conference to be hosted simultaneously by UF/IFAS Extension Offices across North Florida

    Purpose of the Training

    In 2017, dicamba resistant crops were registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive dicamba herbicide applications over-the-top of growing cotton or soybean …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/mandatory-dicamba-resistant-crop-training-march-16/

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