In this Issue:
  • 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
  • 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30
  • Scientists Share Latest Research and Production Tips at Carinata Field Days Across the Southeast
  • Virus Infections in Cucurbit Crops
  • Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries
  • Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course
  • Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018
  • Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop
  • Disease

    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/

    34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30

    Members, Friends, and Supporters of the Florida Seed Association (FSA) are invited to attend the Florida Seed Association annual meeting. The 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar will take place on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.  The event will take place at the Florida Farm Bureau Building, 5700 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida. The cost …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/34th-annual-fsa-uf-ifas-seedsmen-seminar-may-30/

    Scientists Share Latest Research and Production Tips at Carinata Field Days Across the Southeast

    Authors: Dan Geller, Ben Christ, Wendy-Lin Bartels, Bill Hubbard, Sheeja George, Ian Small, David Wright

    This Spring, both farmers and researchers in the Southeast United States are at work. Inside the farm gate, producers are taking advantage of every opportunity to be out with their crops, putting in extra time to ensure their production goals …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/scientists-share-latest-research-and-production-tips-at-carinata-field-days-across-the-southeast/

    Virus Infections in Cucurbit Crops

     

    Every growing season, farmers prepare for the expected diseases. You plant at the appropriate time, buy varieties that have resistance or tolerance to various diseases, utilize fungicides that have protective properties to try to reduce the chance of developing problems, water in a timely manner, and grow your crop with a multitude of best …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/virus-infections-in-cucurbit-crops/

    Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries

    Today in the nursery trade, when you think of roses, your mind inevitably turns to the ‘Knockout’ rose and its offspring. That’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with Knockoutroses, it makes a great ornamental landscape plant, and it’s easy to propagate.

    With all the Knockout’ mania, since the early 2000s, many garden …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/alternative-rose-options-for-florida-nurseries/

    Highlights & Presentations from the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course

    This year’s Panhandle Row Crop Short Course took place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, Georgia and Alabama), as …

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    Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018

    Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Crop Pathologist, and Patrick Troy, UF/IFAS Row Crop Regional Agent

    As the 2018 peanut production season approaches, it is time for producers to start considering their fungicide programs. Chlorothalonil has been a staple fungicide in many peanut management programs, but shortages of this product are expected in 2018 as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/fungicide-options-for-peanut-producers-due-to-the-expected-chlorothalonil-shortage-in-2018/

    Recap and Presentations from the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop

    Thank you to all those who attended the Tri-State Cucurbit Workshop held in Jackson County on January 25, 2018!  There was a great turnout with participants from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.

    Thank you to our presenters: Dr. Mathews Paret; Dr. Melanie Kalischuck; Dr. Josh Freeman; and Dr. Peter Dittmar!  Whether you attended the workshop, or …

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