In this Issue:
  • Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?
  • Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?
  • Permit Required for AgLogic Nematicide Use in Cotton and Peanuts
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?
  • Scout Soybeans for Kudzu Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs
  • The How and Why of Preemergence Herbicide Incorporation for Row Crops
  • Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated
  • Tropical Weather will Increase Disease Pressure on Late Planted Crops
  • Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter
  • Soybean

    Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?

    Farmers and ranchers must manage traditional business practices to be successful, but they also deal with the many challenges of ever changing weather.  Rain, wind, and temperature are important and obvious aspects of weather that producers track on a daily basis, but there are other, not so obvious weather features that affect operational management as …

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    Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?

    Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered new dicamba herbicide product formulations for making applications to dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops. As a result, many states were overwhelmed with drift complaints regarding sensitive crops. This led to the 2018 EPA announcement requiring that anyone who wishes to apply dicamba to dicamba tolerant …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/still-need-the-mandatory-dicamba-resistant-crop-training/

    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/

    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/

    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/

    Scout Soybeans for Kudzu Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs

    After a mild winter, with relatively few nights below freezing, it should be no surprise that insect populations are spiking early. One example of this is armyworms, which began showing up in early-mid June across areas of Jackson County, a pest typically found later in July.  In early June, soybean pests have begun to appear …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/scout-soybeans-for-kudzu-bugs-and-redbanded-stink-bugs/

    The How and Why of Preemergence Herbicide Incorporation for Row Crops

    Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start.  In our current climate of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds, a good preemergence program is more valuable than ever.  However, method and timing of application dramatically impact the efficacy of many preemergence herbicides.  To improve their reliability, preemergence herbicides should be incorporated – …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/the-how-and-why-of-preemergence-herbicide-incorporation-for-row-crops/

    Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated

    One of my goals since starting as field crop nematologist at the University of Florida last June was to update the nematode management guides for Florida field crops, so that extension agents and growers have access to active copies of these documents.  I’m happy to announce that guides for field corn, soybeans, and cotton have …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/field-crop-nematode-management-publications-updated/

    Tropical Weather will Increase Disease Pressure on Late Planted Crops

    Figure 1. Video of weather forecast for Friday September 2 showing movement through the Southeast of Hurricane Hermine. There is a brief advertisement at the beginning of the video.

    Ian Small, Nicholas Dufault, Kelly O’Brien, and David Wright

    Late season storms like hurricane Hermine (Fig. 1) and tropical depression Julia (and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/16/tropical-weather-will-increase-disease-pressure-on-late-planted-crops/

    Determining Optimal Plant Populations for Your Variable Rate Planter

    You’ve spent good money on precision ag, GPS guided equipment.  Your rows are planted straight, your pesticide sprays are very precise, and you have improved harvest efficiency.  You’re set up for variable rate planting and you have a yield monitor, but aren’t quite sure what else to do with them?  Here are some ideas to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/05/determining-optimal-plant-populations-for-your-variable-rate-planter/

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