In this Issue:
  • Palmer Amaranth Adaptability
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Can I Get Some of That? If You Want to try New Peanut Varieties Ask Now
  • The Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest in Peanuts
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2
  • Farm Day 2017 – February 1
  • Atmore AL Peanut Production Meeting – February 22
  • Enrollment Open for 2017 ARC & PLC USDA Farm Bill Programs
  • When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Season
  • Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops
  • Peanut

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/2017-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-presentations-and-highlights/

    Can I Get Some of That? If You Want to try New Peanut Varieties Ask Now

    When I was young, Sunday mornings consisted of getting ready for church, eating breakfast together as a family, and making the 30 to 45 minute ride to church, which seemed to take forever.  Breakfast was hot baked cinnamon rolls and a big glass of milk. This was a highlight of the week for us kids.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/can-i-get-some-of-that-if-you-want-to-try-new-peanut-varieties-ask-now/

    The Peanut Burrower Bug – an Emerging Pest in Peanuts

    Xavier Martini, David Wright, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    Burrower bugs are small Heteroptera insects with piercing/sucking mouthparts (Figure 1). There are six different species of burrower bugs that have been found to feed on peanuts. Among them, three are found in Georgia and Florida, but most of the damage has been …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/the-peanut-burrower-bug-an-emerging-pest-in-peanuts/

    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/

    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/

    Atmore AL Peanut Production Meeting – February 22

    Alabama and Florida farmers are welcomed to join us for the Atmore Peanut Production meeting on February 22 at 11:00 am.  The meeting will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore, AL.

    Topics that will be covered:

    • Market Outlook
    • Variety Selection
    • Insect Control
    • Disease Update

    All are welcomed, but …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/20/atmore-al-peanut-production-meeting-february-22/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/02/enrollment-open-for-2017-arc-plc-usda-farm-bill-programs/

    When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Season

    As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good time to assess the successes and the disappointments of the season before they are forgotten or become exaggerated, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/when-its-all-said-and-done-lessons-learned-from-the-2016-peanut-growing-season/

    Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

    Fall is the best time to take samples for nematodes, since populations often peak near harvest, and while crop roots are still viable.  These samples can be used to help determine if nematodes caused damage in the current crop and help predict the likelihood of damage to an upcoming crop.

    While all agronomic crops in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/07/fall-sampling-for-nematodes-in-agronomic-crops/

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