In this Issue:
  • Are Endophytes and Mycotoxins in Florida Forages Affecting Cattle Performance?
  • Understanding Flush Cycles for Citrus Leafminer Management
  • Biosecurity Important for Small Poultry Flocks
  • The Great CEU Round-Up – July 25
  • Lesser Cornstalk Borer Damage Reported in Florida and Georgia Peanut Fields
  • Summer is the Time to Scout for Forage Diseases
  • New Peanut Fungicide Miravis Registered for Use in Florida
  • Cautious Optimism About Whitefly Pressure on Fall Vegetables this Year
  • Fly Control is Important for Cattle Herds Over the Summer
  • Applications Being Accepted for the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program through July 13
  • Pest Management

    Are Endophytes and Mycotoxins in Florida Forages Affecting Cattle Performance?

     

    Ann Blount, Sunny Liao, Ko-Hsuan Chen, Marcello Wallau, Doug Mayo, Brittney Justesen and Clay Cooper

    Endophytes are naturally occurring organisms that often live in symbiosis internally in many of our forage species. Basically, endophytes are good for plants to associate with. They are typically a bacteria or fungus that lives within a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/are-endophytes-and-mycotoxins-in-florida-forages-affecting-cattle-performance/

    Understanding Flush Cycles for Citrus Leafminer Management

    Danielle Sprague, Jefferson County Extension and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS Entomologist, NFREC Quincy

    Summer’s in full swing, so citrus groves are actively flushing (growing new leaves). During the flushing period, citrus trees are most susceptible to damage by citrus leafminer, a key insect pest of citrus and related species in the family Rutaceae. The …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/understanding-flush-cycles-for-citrus-leafminer-management/

    Biosecurity Important for Small Poultry Flocks

    Recent reports of salmonella sickness by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has caused an increased focus on animal-human interaction. According to these reports, over 100 people in multiple states have been ill with salmonella. The CDC states that the most likely cause is their interaction with live poultry in backyard flocks. More recently, there …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/biosecurity-important-for-backyard-poultry-flocks/

    The Great CEU Round-Up – July 25

    The Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS Extension have partnered to present the Great CEU Round-Up on July 25, 2018 from 7:30- 3:00 CDT. Earn up to pesticide 6 CEUs across 13 license categories through this statewide program being broadcast to participating Extension Offices.  In the Panhandle these include Bay, Holmes,

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/the-great-ceu-round-up-july-25/

    Lesser Cornstalk Borer Damage Reported in Florida and Georgia Peanut Fields

    Authors:  Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, and Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder

    Earlier this week, lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) damage was observed in Suwanee, Columbia, and Marion counties in Florida.  In all cases, the peanut vines had not lapped, and the only symptom found was wilting vines at the ground level (Figure 1).  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/lesser-cornstalk-borer-damage-reported-in-florida-and-georgia-peanut-fields/

    Summer is the Time to Scout for Forage Diseases

    Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Soil Fertility/Water Quality Specialist), Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeding Specialist

    With the hot, humid and rainy return of summer, livestock producers can expect forage leaf and root diseases outbreaks in pastures.  Some of our most common forage diseases come from fungal organisms, but fungicides are rarely applied due to cost …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/summer-is-the-time-to-scout-for-forage-diseases/

    New Peanut Fungicide Miravis Registered for Use in Florida

    Syngenta has successfully completed the registration process with the Florida Department of Agriculture for a new fungicide for Florida peanut farmers called Miravis.  Miravis is the brand name for Syngenta’s fungicide with the active ingredient Pydiflumetofen, which is a group seven fungicide product.

    The following key information is provided on the Miravis label for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/new-peanut-fungicide-miravis-registered-for-use-in-florida/

    Cautious Optimism About Whitefly Pressure on Fall Vegetables this Year

    Josh Freeman, Associate Professor of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Xavier Martini, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Mathews Paret, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Stormy Sparks, Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, and Bhabesh Dutta, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia

    Vegetable farmers have vivid memories of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/cautious-optimism-for-whitefly-pressure-on-fall-vegetables-this-year/

    Fly Control is Important for Cattle Herds Over the Summer

    The temperature has risen across the Southeastern United States, and so has the water in rain gauges in many areas. For cattle producers this brings on much needed summer forages, hay production, and time to evaluate their cattle after a mild spring. This time of year also brings on one of the most common nuisance …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/fly-control-is-important-for-cattle-herds-over-the-summer/

    Applications Being Accepted for the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program through July 13

    The Florida Forest Service announced this week that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, July 13, 2018.

    Longleaf pine forests are native to the southeastern United States and are among the most diverse ecosystems in North America. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/08/applications-being-accepted-for-the-longleaf-pine-landowner-incentive-program-through-july-13/

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