In this Issue:
  • The How and Why of Preemergence Herbicide Incorporation for Row Crops
  • Converting from Pines to Pastures? Control Weeds before Planting
  • XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use in Florida
  • Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages
  • Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training – April 28th
  • Oriental Bean Thrips: A Potential Threat to Florida Bean Crops
  • Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application
  • April Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle
  • Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds
  • Pest Management

    The How and Why of Preemergence Herbicide Incorporation for Row Crops

    Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start.  In our current climate of glyphosate and ALS-resistant weeds, a good preemergence program is more valuable than ever.  However, method and timing of application dramatically impact the efficacy of many preemergence herbicides.  To improve their reliability, preemergence herbicides should be incorporated – …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/the-how-and-why-of-preemergence-herbicide-incorporation-for-row-crops/

    Converting from Pines to Pastures? Control Weeds before Planting

    With the continued expansion of beef cattle in our area, pasture and hay land is becoming scarce for new producers, and others interested in expanding their operation. Most of the counties in the Florida Panhandle have over 60% of their land in timber. Thousands of acres were put in the CRP program back in the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/converting-from-pines-to-pastures-control-weeds-before-planting/

    XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use in Florida

    Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Specialists

    Late last week, after much anticipation, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provided the final approval for use of 2,4-D and dicamba in resistant cotton and soybean cultivars. At time of publication, Florida has approved one …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/xtendimax-engenia-and-enlist-duo-now-registered-for-use-in-florida/

    Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

    Although not an extremely common weed in established and well managed pastures and hayfields, Adam’s Needle (Yucca filamentosa L.) can be a persistent and unwanted weed, especially in pastures that have been recently established in reclaimed timberland, or in areas of deep sandy soils.

    This field of Ecoturf perennial peanut has a small infestation at …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/controlling-adams-needle-in-forages/

    Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training – April 28th

    Are you in need of CEUs for renewal of your restricted use pesticide license? If you do not have a license, are you interested in obtaining one?

    The UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County office will be offering restricted use pesticide applicator training on April 28th in two separate sessions to accommodate the varying needs of …

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    Oriental Bean Thrips: A Potential Threat to Florida Bean Crops

    Joe Funderburk, NFREC-UF/IFAS, Professor of Entomology

    Megalurothrips is an Old World genus of thrips associated with the flowers of legumes (Fabaceae), with one species in Africa and twelve species in Asia. The Oriental bean thrips, Megalurothrips distalis, was first collected in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee in 2008. This is a large …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/oriental-bean-thrips-a-potential-threat-to-florida-bean-crops/

    Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

    This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

    April Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/april-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle

    Ethan Carter, Crop IPM Regional Agent and Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder

    Crop aftershocks related to last week’s weather conditions (cold, overcast, and wet) were felt this week across in the Florida Panhandle. Growers reported a variety of symptoms in their oat fields, ranging from what appeared to be viral discoloration, fungal diseases, and cold damage. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/field-report-sick-oats-in-the-panhandle/

    Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds

    Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up, but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning to pop up out of the ground.  In almost every case, it is much easier to kill small weeds as young plants, than to …

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