In this Issue:
  • Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program
  • Featured Video: Documentary of the History of Soil Conservation in the U.S.
  • Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year
  • Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton
  • Early-Season Considerations for Peanut & Cotton Production
  • Managing Greenhouse Insect Pests through Exclusion Techniques
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017
  • Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project
  • Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop
  • General Agriculture

    Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program

    Don Shurley and Adam N. Rabinowitz, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia A Little History

    You will recall that under provisions of the 2014 farm bill, landowners were given the opportunity to make a one-time election to keep existing crop bases on the farm as they were, or to …

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    Featured Video: Documentary of the History of Soil Conservation in the U.S.

    This week’s featured video is a documentary produced by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  This 20 minute documentary highlights the history of the NRCS and the father of soil conservation, Hugh Hammond Bennett, and the effort he put into developing the private lands conservation movement that is so prevalent in the …

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    Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year

    Cool-season annuals (ryegrass, small grains, clovers, etc.) are a vital part of our forage systems here in Northwest Florida and throughout the Southeast. Generally speaking, cool-season annuals are the highest quality forage we are able to produce. The significance of these forages is evidenced by the fact that many producers time their calving seasons so …

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    Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton

    Don Shurley and Adam Rabinowitz, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia

    Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments.  For purposes of the legislation, “seed cotton” is unginned upland cotton—a …

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    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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    Managing Greenhouse Insect Pests through Exclusion Techniques

    Greenhouse vegetable production can help diversify your farm.  Florida possesses a competitive advantage during winter months, because of much lower heating costs compared to other states and Canada.  A major disadvantage, however, to producing greenhouse vegetables during the winter is the increased insect pest pressure at planting time (August – September).  A key insect pest …

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    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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    US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017

     

    On January 31, 2018 the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their annual January 1 Cattle Inventory Report.  The total U.S. cattle inventory was estimated to be 94.4 million head, which was a 1% increase as compared to 93.7 million on January 1, 2017. Since January 1, 2014 the total cattle inventory …

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    Featured Video: UF/IFAS Farm to City Project

    This week’s featured video was produced by the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) to showcase the teamwork of farmers, UF/IFAS faculty and staff, FFA Chapters, Boy Scouts, food banks, and numerous community partners and sponsors that work together on the annual Farm to City project.  This cooperative effort provides 800 needy …

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    Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop

    Thank you to all those who attended the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop held in Jackson County on January 25, 2018!  There was a great turnout with participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

    Thank you to our presenters: Dr. Mathews Paret; Dr. Melanie Kalischuck; Dr. Josh Freeman; and Dr. Peter Dittmar!  Whether you attended the workshop, or …

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