In this Issue:
  • Certified Pile Burner Course – August 30 & September 13
  • Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple
  • Snails have Invaded the Western Panhandle
  • Laurel Wilt Fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) Reflects the Spread of Redbay Ambrosia Beetles
  • Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida
  • Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?
  • Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond
  • Cogongrass Spreading in the Panhandle
  • Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management
  • Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn
  • Natural Resources

    Certified Pile Burner Course – August 30 & September 13

    The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Service will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on Wednesday, August 30 in Milton, and Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Marianna and in Madison, FL.  (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state.  Check the website for the closest training …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/certified-pile-burner-course-august-30-september-13/

    Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple

    This week’s featured weed is tropical soda apple, a serious weed problem in many pastures and natural areas of Florida.  This invasive weed is very prolific and can infest a pasture in a very short time.  Its fruit are toxic to goats, and the unpalatable thorny leaves results in reduced forage production and lower stocking …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/weed-of-the-week-tropical-soda-apple/

    Snails have Invaded the Western Panhandle

    Snails have invaded some local areas throughout northern Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties this summer. The snails are tan colored, high and conical, with mature snails about ¾ to 1-inch long. They have been found in extremely high numbers in some crop fields, including corn, cotton, and peanuts, in home gardens, and around farm buildings …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/snails-have-invaded-the-western-panhandle/

    Laurel Wilt Fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) Reflects the Spread of Redbay Ambrosia Beetles

    Ambrosia beetles are known for attacking various woody plants, causing some limb and stem dieback and sometimes plant death. There are at least 30 species of ambrosia beetles in Florida, several of which are non-native.

    Typically ambrosia beetles have a symbiotic relationship with a fungus which the beetles carry in their bodies. When the beetles …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/laurel-wilt-fungus-raffaelea-lauricola-reflects-the-spread-of-redbay-ambrosia-beetles/

    Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida

    Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist

    Over the past several years, perennial peanut producers have encountered weeds that are much more difficult to control with the standard broadleaf and grass herbicides such as 2,4-D amine and Impose (imazapic). We had observed perennial peanut tolerance to glyphosate when attempting to maintain our research plot …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/glystar-plus-now-labeled-for-perennial-peanut-in-florida/

    Has Excess Rain Affected your Cotton Fertility Program?

    Michael J. Mulvaney, UF/IFAS Soil Specialist & Glen Harris, UGA Soil Specialist

    If you’re like me, you’re watching this rain and wondering where your nutrients are in the soil profile.  The Jay FAWN station has recorded almost 20″ of rain so far in June.  Last week we talked about peanut gypsum …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/has-excess-rain-affected-your-cotton-fertility-program/

    Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

    The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also minimized, if not eliminated, the need for irrigation and its associated cost.

    As with anything good, there is always an associated negative component which cannot be avoided. In …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

    Cogongrass Spreading in the Panhandle

    A recent increase in the spread of cogongrass has landowners scrambling to find ways to stop this invasive plant. There are ways to combat cogongrass, with positive identification and persistent treatment being paramount.

    Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is found all over the world. In the U.S, it is primarily found in the southeast. Cogongrass was purposely …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/cogongrass-on-the-move-in-the-panhandle/

    Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

    Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. That was the case this year also, with one notable difference; the calls started coming in March and April, not June and July as they would during a “typical” year. Aquatic weeds typically die back or …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

    Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

    Arun Jani, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Integrating summer cover crops into rotations

    Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  You can leave it fallow, or you can plant late summer cover crop to provide benefits for future crops including …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/late-summer-legume-cover-crops-behind-corn/

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