In this Issue:
  • Planting Date is Critical for Fusarium Wilt Management in Watermelons
  • Pecan Field Day – November 16 – Monticello
  • Rose Crown Gall Becoming More Prevalent in Florida
  • Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17
  • 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19
  • Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees
  • Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery
  • Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane
  • Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video
  • Horticulture

    Planting Date is Critical for Fusarium Wilt Management in Watermelons

    Fusarium wilt is caused by the soil borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum, which continues to be a problem for many Florida watermelon producers. Management of this devastating disease requires an integrated approach that combines conventional and novel techniques. Site selection is a critical step in any watermelon disease management program, and understanding the disease history …

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    Pecan Field Day – November 16 – Monticello

    The Florida Pecan Field Day has been rescheduled. Producers will meet in Monticello on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Jefferson County Extension Office for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it, the morning’s topics and speakers will be a great opportunity to learn …

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    Rose Crown Gall Becoming More Prevalent in Florida

    Kamil Duman, Susannah Wright, Fanny Iriarte, Barron Riddle, Gary Knox and Mathews Paret, University of Florida – NFREC, Quincy, FL

    For rose nurseries, and commercial landscapers, each of the many rose diseases are as important as the others. Crown Gall, however,  is one of the most unsightly of the many rose …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/20/rose-crown-gall-becoming-more-prevalent-in-florida/

    Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables

    This week’s featured video shares the unique history of domestication of five familiar fruits and vegetables.  The video produced by Business Insider shows how farmers and scientists have been modifying genes for thousands of years through natural breeding and selection.  The video highlights the domestication of watermelon, banana, eggplant, carrot, and corn.  It is …

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    Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17

    Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until November 17, 2017 for fiscal year 2018 funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that provides financial and technical assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all programs, funding selections are typically made …

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    2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19

    The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  Gates open at 8:30 AM Eastern Time and close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and …

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    Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees

    Pecans are grown throughout the Panhandle of Florida. The western side of the Panhandle tends to be acreage dedicated to home gardeners, while the eastern counties have more commercial acreage. Regardless, many in the agriculture community are interested in pecans, because they either grow them commercially, or have some planted on their farm for local …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/battling-scab-in-panhandle-pecan-trees/

    Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

    Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The damage from this storm was immense, but people all over the state are banding together to help people in need.  This week’s featured video, published by UF/IFAS News, shares how more than 200 …

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    Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

    As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato and cucurbit producing areas in Gadsden and Jackson counties likely saw the greatest impacts from Hurricane Irma. The biggest problem was the wind …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/protecting-fall-vegetable-crops-after-the-hurricane/

    Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

    This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to crops and citrus in Hendry County.  McAvoy estimates there were more …

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