In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: The Gluten Free Issue
  • Crop Pest Patrol Hotline
  • Wheat Production Considerations for 2014-2015
  • How to Estimate Wheat Yield
  • 2014 Row Crop Comparison Tools and Budgets
  • New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in December
  • What Crops to Grow in 2014?
  • Wheat Production Considerations
  • USDA Planted Crop Acreage Report for the Southeast
  • Estimating Wheat Yield
  • Wheat

    Friday Feature: The Gluten Free Issue

    David Schechter is a news reporter for WFAA News in Dallas Texas who likes to get answers to questions people have on hot topics through video segments he calls Verify.  This week’s featured video was a Verify segment David produced on the Gluten Free craze sweeping across America.  David does a great job …

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    Crop Pest Patrol Hotline

    Syngenta has sponsored a Pest Patrol Hotline for row crop producers.  Each week the Pest Patrol Hotline (toll free call) offers timely pest updates from leading university entomologists. Listen to recorded messages that provide reports on current threat levels, local area outbreak predictions, treatment recommendations and more.

    While Florida does not have a specialist …

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    Wheat Production Considerations for 2014-2015

    Variety Selection

    Variety selection is one of the most important decisions in small grains production. Growers should choose varieties with a high yield potential and good disease resistance. Seed weights vary from year-to-year among varieties because of the variations in growing conditions, however, planting seeds with low test weights can significantly reduce yields.

    Table …

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    How to Estimate Wheat Yield

    This time of year, some wheat farmers may be wondering what kind of yields they will end up with. Yield estimates this week from Jackson County looked very promising, with yields estimated at 84 bushels per acre and 70 bushels per acre at 2 different farms.

    Doing a yield estimate is relatively simple to do. …

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    2014 Row Crop Comparison Tools and Budgets

    It’s February and time to make some real decisions about what to plant and how many acres to plant.  Many factors go into determining the right fit for any producer, but the bottom line is profitability.  To help producers make informed choices, it’s always good to look at enterprise budgets and crop comparison tools.

    The …

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    New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in December

    The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are …

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    What Crops to Grow in 2014?

    Rome Ethredge, UGA Seminole County Extension Coordinator
    Seminole Crop E News

    What are our planting options for 2014?  Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Ag Economist, developed crop economic return estimates for 2014.  These estimates are helpful in making those tough planting decisions for next year.  The chart above is for irrigated crops, …

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    Wheat Production Considerations

    Variety Selection

    Variety selection is one of the most important decisions in small grains production. Growers should choose varieties with a high yield potential, good disease resistance and high test weights.

    Table 1 shows excerpts from the UGA, 2012-2013 Small Grains Performance Test for wheat at Tifton, GA.

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    USDA Planted Crop Acreage Report for the Southeast

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the planted crop acreage report for the Southeast in June 2013.  The effects of a bumper crop of peanuts, and the resulting low peanut contracts have affected what was planted this year.  From this report, you can see that farmers in the Southeast have shifted some of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/08/23/usda-planted-crop-acreage-report-for-the-southeast/

    Estimating Wheat Yield

    Much of the wheat crop around the panhandle is finishing grain-fill and starting to dry down. As harvest time for wheat draws near, many growers are busy planting peanuts and cotton on other fields. However, it may prove useful to take a small amount of time from your busy schedule to field estimate wheat yields.

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