In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: Flexnet Drip Irrigation System
  • Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety
  • 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!
  • Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane
  • Start Preparing Now for Whiteflies this Fall in Vegetable Crops
  • Integrated Management of Tomato Bacterial Spot Using Bio-control Agents and Conventional Bactericides
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights
  • Thrips-transmitted Viruses Infect a Number of Florida Crops
  • The Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida: The Go-to-Guide for Vegetable Farmers
  • Tomato

    Friday Feature: Flexnet Drip Irrigation System

    This week’s featured video was produced by Netafim to introduce their FlexNet™ drip irrigation system.  Unlike traditional layflat tubing systems that must be pierced for drip-line tubing attachment, their FlextNet plastic tubing has built in connectors to prevent leaks at the hose source. These connectors can be customized to match a farmers …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/27/friday-feature-flexnet-drip-irrigation-system/

    Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

    Supplemental water is necessary for good crop yields in fruit and vegetable production. Water quality is equally as important as water quantity when it comes to fruit and vegetable production. Unfortunately, water can transport harmful microorganisms from adjacent lands or other areas of the farm. The water source and how the water is applied influence …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/water-source-recommendations-for-food-safety/

    34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30

    Members, Friends, and Supporters of the Florida Seed Association (FSA) are invited to attend the Florida Seed Association annual meeting. The 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar will take place on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.  The event will take place at the Florida Farm Bureau Building, 5700 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida. The cost …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/34th-annual-fsa-uf-ifas-seedsmen-seminar-may-30/

    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!

    Join us for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on February 19 & 20 in Pensacola! Registration includes a farm tour, dinner after the tour, breakfast & lunch the next day, and excellent educational sessions. The complete agenda is now available.  Use your mouse or finger to “click” on the image below for full screen …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-agenda-now-available/

    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/

    Start Preparing Now for Whiteflies this Fall in Vegetable Crops

    I realize that most vegetable producers have just settled into their spring crops, everything is well on its way, and you can put it on maintenance mode for a few weeks. But before long, if you haven’t already, it will be time to make plans for fall crops. This is where I challenge you to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/start-preparing-now-for-whiteflies-this-fall-in-vegetable-crops/

    Integrated Management of Tomato Bacterial Spot Using Bio-control Agents and Conventional Bactericides

    Mathews Paret, Laura Ritchie, Drey Clark and Josh Freeman, NFREC Quincy
    Situation

    Bacterial spot of tomato continues to be the topmost bacterial disease of economic importance in Florida with the potential of causing >20% yield losses under ideal conditions for disease occurrence (Fig.1, Fig. 2).  In Florida, the disease …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/04/integrated-management-of-tomato-bacterial-spot-using-bio-control-agents-and-conventional-bactericides/

    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights

    The Panhandle Ag Extension Team hosted the inaugural Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on Tuesday, October 11.  The conference featured three concurrent session tracks for participants to choose from, a keynote address on whole farm business profitability, and a locally sourced lunch cooked by the Jackson County Master Gardeners.  More than 120 people attended the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/21/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-highlights/

    Thrips-transmitted Viruses Infect a Number of Florida Crops

    Garima Kakkar, UF/IFAS, St Lucie County Extension, Fort Pierce; Joe Funderburk, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy; Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Horticultural Research Laboratory, Fort Pierce

    The thrips-transmitted tospoviruses are important economic problems for crops in Florida. Tomato spotted wilt virus is a common tospovirus species in peanut, vegetables, and ornamentals. Emerging tospovirus species …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/09/thrips-transmitted-viruses-infect-a-number-of-florida-crops/

    The Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida: The Go-to-Guide for Vegetable Farmers

    The recently updated Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida (VPH) is the go-to-source of information on vegetable production.  So you need to know how to control leafminers in sweet potato? It is in there! Maybe you have a problem with Cercospora leaf spot in okra? Need some weed management options in tomato? That is in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/26/the-vegetable-production-handbook-of-florida-the-go-to-guide-for-vegetable-farmers/

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