In this Issue:
  • 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
  • Potential Whitefly Outbreak threatens Florida Crops and Landscapes
  • Beware of the Upcoming Heat – Drought Stress in Vegetables
  • Leaf Mold Infecting High Tunnel Tomatoes
  • Tomato

    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/

    Potential Whitefly Outbreak threatens Florida Crops and Landscapes

    Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications Situation

    The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread.

    Scientists statewide, including those with the University of Florida Institute of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/27/potential-whitefly-outbreak-threatens-florida-crops-and-landscapes/

    Beware of the Upcoming Heat – Drought Stress in Vegetables

    It happens every year, usually the second week of May, but this year it looks like it may be next week. We are strolling right along, crops are moving beautifully, weather is nearly perfect, and then it happens. Summer shows up. And it often seems to do so very rapidly, over just a few days. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/22/beware-of-the-upcoming-heat-drought-stress-in-vegetables/

    Leaf Mold Infecting High Tunnel Tomatoes

    High tunnels have gained popularity in Florida over the past 10 years.  The USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program and others like it have increased high tunnel acreage in Florida from none being reported in 2001, to 186 acres in 2013 according to a UF/IFAS statewide survey. Although the use of this version …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/08/leaf-mold-infecting-high-tunnel-tomatoes/

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