In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Share Your Passion Video
  • 2018 Panhandle Watermelon Festival – Big Melon Contest – June 23
  • Friday Feature: Cotton Research and Promotion Program
  • Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools
  • Friday Double Feature: Rethink the Ranch Beef Consumer Campaign
  • Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity
  • Friday Feature: Celestial Cow Art
  • Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?
  • Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour
  • Permit Required for AgLogic Nematicide Use in Cotton and Peanuts
  • Agriculture Awareness

    Friday Feature: Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Share Your Passion Video

    This week’s featured video was produced by Seminole Media Productions on behalf of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA).  This video debuted at the recent  FCA Convention to share the stories of outgoing FCA President, Ken Griner, and incoming FCA President, Alex Johns.  These two industry leaders are encouraging cattle producers in Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/friday-feature-florida-cattlemens-association-convention-video/

    2018 Panhandle Watermelon Festival – Big Melon Contest – June 23

    The 63rd  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.  We are requesting both homeowner and commercially grown melons for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction.

    Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley FL. no later than 3:30pm on Friday, June 22nd.

    Winners of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/panhandle-watermelon-festival-2018-big-melon-contest-june-23/

    Friday Feature: Cotton Research and Promotion Program

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Cotton Board to showcase the impact of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program to promote sustainable cotton production and provide competitive products for the textile industry.

    The Cotton Research and Promotion Program’s ongoing goal is to develop, fund and implement a coordinated plan of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/01/friday-feature-cotton-research-and-promotion-program/

    Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools

    This week’s featured video was produced by Chartwells School Dining Services to highlight their “Farm to School” program.  This video features the relationship that was established with Cherokee Farms, Marianna, Florida to supply every student in the Duval County School District with fresh satsuma citrus.  This story highlights the success of their program for purchasing …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/friday-feature-satsumas-from-farm-to-schools/

    Friday Double Feature: Rethink the Ranch Beef Consumer Campaign

    This week’s featured videos were developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association as part of the “Rethink the Ranch” campaign.  The video series shares introduces consumers to six cattle modern operations and the real people who grow the cattle that ultimately become the product they love to eat.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/friday-double-feature-rethink-the-ranch-beef-consumer-campaign/

    Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity

    International Compost Awareness Week is May 6-12 this year. This educational initiative, promoted by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation, was started in Canada in 1995, and has continued to grow in popularity as communities, businesses, municipalities, schools, and organizations celebrate the benefits of compost and composting. But perhaps the most important people involved …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/utilizing-compost-to-boost-crop-productivity/

    Friday Feature: Celestial Cow Art

    This week’s featured video was produced by Farmer Derek Klingenberg, of Peabody, Kansas, who has become famous for his humorous farm YouTube videos.  He has serenaded heifers with his trombone, made cow art with drone videos, but his latest stunt was to make some cow art that could be viewed from outer space.  Check out …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/13/friday-feature-celestial-cow-art/

    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/

    Friday Feature: Shenandoah Dairy Video Farm Tour

    This week’s featured video was produced by Florida Dairy Farmers.  The Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents (FACAA) toured Shenandoah Dairy, as part of their Mid-Year Meeting this week.  I was fortunate enough to see this amazing farming operation in person.  Through the following video, Ed Henderson, Shenandoah Dairy, Live Oak, FL provides a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/friday-feature-shenandoah-dairy-video-farm-tour/

    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/

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