In this Issue:
  • Snails have Invaded the Western Panhandle
  • A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid
  • Laurel Wilt Fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) Reflects the Spread of Redbay Ambrosia Beetles
  • Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour July 21
  • Peanut Field Day- August 17th (CEUs Available)
  • Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida
  • Scout Soybeans for Kudzu Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs
  • Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond
  • Pest Management

    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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    A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid

    The Asian citrus psyllid (Fig 1), the carrier of the causative agent of citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB), is certainly the most devastating pest in citrus worldwide. Since it was first spotted in Florida in 1998, the Asian citrus psyllid has spread across the state, and starting in 2005, the first cases of HLB were …

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    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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    Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour July 21

    2017 JCCA Cattlemen’s Tour 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM CDT, Friday, July 21

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a ranch tour on Friday, July 21.  Tour participants will gain insights into hay production, presented by two-time Jackson County Hay Farmer of the Year, Jimmy Alday. The next stop will be at Luke Arnold’s …

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    Peanut Field Day- August 17th (CEUs Available)

    The annual Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 starting with registration at 7:45 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

    CEUs will be available at registration. This event has been approved for …

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    Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts

    Insect management tends to focus on pests that cause damage and reduce yields, but one aspect of integrated pest management (IPM) includes the knowledge of beneficial insects that naturally control those pests.  In peanuts, there are several different beneficial parasitoids that can be found preying on pest insects in the southern U.S.  A parasitoid is …

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    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 372, 71 were hospitalized, and 133 (36%) of …

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    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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    Scout Soybeans for Kudzu Bugs and Redbanded Stink Bugs

    After a mild winter, with relatively few nights below freezing, it should be no surprise that insect populations are spiking early. One example of this is armyworms, which began showing up in early-mid June across areas of Jackson County, a pest typically found later in July.  In early June, soybean pests have begun to appear …

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    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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