In this Issue:
  • Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour
  • Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks
  • When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?
  • Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – January 25
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20
  • Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27
  • Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida
  • Planting Date is Critical for Fusarium Wilt Management in Watermelons
  • Rose Crown Gall Becoming More Prevalent in Florida
  • Friday Feature: The Domestication of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Horticulture

    Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

    Explore Local Agriculture at the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

    Come explore local farms, markets, and centers of agricultural research in West Florida and South Alabama during the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour and Conference, February 19 and 20, hosted by UF/IFAS Extension.

    On Monday, February 19, from 1 p.m. …

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    Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

    Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as …

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    When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?

    Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower.  Because of this variability, it is impossible to predict the perfect time to prune fruit crops in …

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    Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop – January 25

    Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop, January 25th
    Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center

    2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL

    850-482-9620 SCHEDULE (Central Time)

    • 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors
    • 8:00  Pesticide Safety & Handling – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County
    • 8:50  Cucurbit Disease Control – Mathews Paret, UF/IFAS Plant …

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    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20

    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference  The Pre-Conference Tour will be on Monday, February 19. The Conference Education Sessions will be on Tuesday, February 20. Conference Location

    • University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL

    Activities

    • Pre-Conference –  Farm, Research, and Marketing Tour
    • Tradeshow
    • Educational Tracks …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-february-19-20/

    Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27

    Panhandle Satsuma Workshop Cherokee Satsumas’ Packing House Tuesday, February 27 1525 Fairview Rd, Marianna, FL SCHEDULE (Central Time)

    • 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors
    • 8:00  Update on the North Florida Citrus Industry – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County
    • 8:20  Mite Control in Citrus – Philip …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/panhandle-satsuma-workshop-february-27/

    Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

    The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/planting-date-is-critical-for-fusarium-wilt-management-in-watermelons/

    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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