In this Issue:
  • Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018
  • Early-Season Considerations for Peanut & Cotton Production
  • More Nematicide Options for Florida Cotton and Peanut Growers in 2018
  • The Search for the Bigger than Life Peanut Variety Continues
  • 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 1
  • Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show – February 8
  • Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks
  • Southwest Alabama Crop Production Meetings – February 15 or 16, 27 or 28
  • Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season
  • Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?
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    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/

    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/

    More Nematicide Options for Florida Cotton and Peanut Growers in 2018

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

    Nematicide application, along with crop rotation and use of resistant cultivars, is a key tool for nematode management.  To that end, the number of nematicides/insecticides available to Florida cotton and peanut growers will be increasing in 2018, as a few products are …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/more-nematicide-options-for-florida-cotton-and-peanut-growers-in-2018/

    The Search for the Bigger than Life Peanut Variety Continues

    After attending the annual meeting of the National Association of Plant Breeders in Davis, California last summer, I took a couple of days to drive down to Sequoia National Park to see the Giant Sequoia trees.  As I walked through the forest, these trees were so large they seemed out of place among the pine …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/the-search-for-the-bigger-than-life-peanut-variety-continues/

    2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 1

    Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/2018-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-march-1/

    Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show – February 8

    The Alabama- Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. More than 80 exhibitors will be present to allow farmers to visit one-on-one with industry product and service representatives.  Dr. Marshall Lamb of the National Peanut Research Lab will speak to growers …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/alabama-florida-peanut-trade-show-february-8/

    Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

    Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/insecticide-applications-can-inadvertently-cause-citrus-mite-outbreaks/

    Southwest Alabama Crop Production Meetings – February 15 or 16, 27 or 28

    All producers are invited to attend Cotton and Peanut Production Meetings in Southwest Alabama in February 2018.  A meal will be served at all meetings, so please call 251- 867-7760 to reserve your spot.

    Cotton Production Meetings:

    Baldwin County – February 15
    Farmers’ Federation Building, behind ALFA 21332 St. Hwy 59 S.
    Robertsdale, AL …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/southwest-alabama-crop-production-meetings-february-15-or16-27-or-28/

    Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

    After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically.

    Most of the growing season, whiteflies were the major concern across fruit, vegetable and agronomic crops. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/crop-nematode-damage-a-serious-issue-this-season/

    Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field than another one nearby? ” This question reflects the fact that nematode …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/why-is-nematode-damage-patchy-in-crop-fields-how-does-this-affect-management-decisions/

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