Foliar Fertilizer Applications for Cotton

Foliar Fertilizer Applications for Cotton

Michael J. Mulvaney UF/IFAS Cropping System Specialist, and Glen Harris UGA Soil Specialist With the frequent rains this summer, it’s been wet. You may not have been able to get into fields for timely topdress fertilizer applications on your cotton. If you’re still...
Boron Deficiency:  A Rare but Serious Issue in Peanut

Boron Deficiency: A Rare but Serious Issue in Peanut

Authors: Ethan Carter, UF/IFAS Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Cropping Systems Specialist (WFREC) Now that it’s early June, peanut fields across the Panhandle range in age from freshly planted to nearly 40 days after planting. Within the past...
Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

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...
Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity

Utilizing Compost to Boost Crop Productivity

International Compost Awareness Week is May 6-12 this year. This educational initiative, promoted by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation, was started in Canada in 1995, and has continued to grow in popularity as communities, businesses,...
Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test! Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in the South. That number is 24% for...