In this Issue:
  • Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees
  • Vegetable Crops Field Day – October 13
  • 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
  • Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26
  • Pecan Field Day – September 12 – Monticello
  • Friday Feature: Large Scale Lettuce Production on Muck Soil near Belle Glade
  • A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid
  • Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017
  • Horticulture

    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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    Vegetable Crops Field Day – October 13

    The 2017 UF/IFAS Vegetable Crops Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, squash, and tomatoes. The event will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center located at 155 Research Road, in Quincy Florida.

    Learn the results of the latest research on…

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    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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    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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    Farm Food Safety Workshops – October 5 & 26

    Two Farm Food Safety Workshops are scheduled for October in the Panhandle.  A Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual Workshop is scheduled for October 5th in Crestview and a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training is scheduled for October 26 in Marianna.  The PSA Grower Training curriculum is …

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    Pecan Field Day – September 12 – Monticello

    Harvest time is just around the corner for Florida pecan growers. Producers will meet in Monticello on Tuesday, September 12, 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 …

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    Friday Feature: Large Scale Lettuce Production on Muck Soil near Belle Glade

    This week’s featured video was produced by Erin Freel to promote TKM Bengard Farms, Belle Glade.  This video highlights the four generations of the Basor family that produces 15 different types of lettuce and other produce in the rich, fertile muck soils just north of the Everglades.  This video highlights large scale …

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    A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

    The Asian citrus psyllid (Fig 1), the carrier of the causative agent of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), is certainly the most devastating pest in citrus worldwide. Since it was first spotted in Florida in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid has spread across the state, and starting in 2005, the first cases of HLB were …

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    Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017

    Funding Announcement

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors for a …

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