In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: The Gluten Free Issue
  • Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18
  • Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13
  • Crop Pest Patrol Hotline
  • Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers
  • Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 15 & 16
  • Wheat Production Considerations for 2014-2015
  • How to Estimate Wheat Yield
  • 2014 Row Crop Comparison Tools and Budgets
  • West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 6
  • 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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/friday-feature-the-gluten-free-issue/

    Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18

    Grain farmers should make plans to attend the Southwest Alabama Stored Grains Workshop that will be held July 18, 2017 at Shelly Farms in Atmore, Alabama.  This will be a hands on workshop on grain drying, automated bin management systems, and stored grain integrated pest management (IPM).

    Registration is free, but please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim Wilkins, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/southwest-alabama-stored-grain-workshop-july-18/

    Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13

    You are invited to participate in the 2016 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course. As in previous years, the short course will take place at the Hotel at Auburn University. The event is scheduled for December 12th ( all day) and 13th (morning). We will have a great group of speakers and topics. The short …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/alabama-corn-and-wheat-short-course-december-12-13/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/29/crop-pest-patrol-hotline/

    Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

     

    Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/01/16/farm-bill-decision-deadlines-for-row-crop-farmers/

    Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 15 & 16

    The 2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held December 15 & 16 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Auburn, Alabama.  Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s will be available for participants.  Pre-registration is required.

    Agenda

    Download the printer friendly brochure:  2014 AL Corn and Wheat …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/14/alabama-corn-and-wheat-short-course-december-15-16/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/10/wheat-production-considerations-2014-2015/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/04/11/how-to-estimate-wheat-yield/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/02/07/2014-row-crop-comparison-tools-and-budgets/

    West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 6

    UF/IFAS Extension West Florida Crop Production Meeting Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 7:45 a.m-1:00 p.m. Jay Community Center – 5259 Booker Lane – Jay, Florida

    Schedule in Central Time

    • 7:45 – 8:00  Registration
    • 8:00 – 8:15  FSA / NRCS Up-dates – Travis Kelley, Santa Rosa County Farm Service Agency Director & Trent Mathews, NRCS, …

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