Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Guides for Florida Producers

Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Guides for Florida Producers

  The USDA Southeast Climate Hub with other USDA agencies and university Extension experts, have developed a set of guides for Florida agricultural producers. The guides are each tailored to a specific agricultural commodity and designed to help produces prepare...
Kudzu Bugs Arriving in High Numbers in Legume Crops

Kudzu Bugs Arriving in High Numbers in Legume Crops

Authored by Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent and Danielle Sprague, Jefferson County Extension Agent It’s that time of year again, kudzu bugs (Megacopta cribraria) also referred to as globular stinkbugs, have recently been found in extremely high populations...
Squash Bugs – Always a Problem in Cucurbits

Squash Bugs – Always a Problem in Cucurbits

Life Cycle The squash bug, Anasa tristis, is a common insect pest of squash and other cucurbits.  Squash bugs have a six to eight week life cycle, and can have up to three generations per year in Florida.  They generally lay their eggs on the lower surface of leaves,...
CDC COVID19 Farm Worker Safety Guidance

CDC COVID19 Farm Worker Safety Guidance

– Farm workers are actively engaged in produce and other fresh commodity harvests  all across the country.  Earlier this week during a press conference, Governor Ron DeSantis pointed out that a significant percentage of the recent rise in COVID19 positive cases...
FSA – Food Assistance Direct Payment Program – Payment Rates

FSA – Food Assistance Direct Payment Program – Payment Rates

From: farmers.gov/cfap  The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide vital financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities who have suffered a five-percent-or-greater price decline or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions...
Snails Causing Issues in Panhandle Citrus Groves

Snails Causing Issues in Panhandle Citrus Groves

– In recent years, snails have become a burden in the Panhandle, particularly for row crops such as corn, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts. Snails haven’t appeared to cause damage to plants, but have mainly been a problem at harvest time due to the sheer numbers of...