In this Issue:
  • WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22
  • Pecan Field Day – September 12 – Monticello
  • On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases
  • Soybean Rust Detected in Jackson County
  • Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Disease Issues
  • Atypical BSE Cow Confirmed in Alabama
  • A Tiny Wasp to Fight the Asian Citrus Psyllid
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • Citrus Greening Confirmed in Alabama
  • Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6
  • Disease

    WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22

    Please join us on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM central time for the annual Extension Farm Field Day at  the West Florida Research & Education Center (WFREC) at the Jay Research Facility (4253 Experiment Road, Hwy 182, Jay FL 32565).

    The following topics will be covered:

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/wfrec-row-crop-field-day-august-22/

    Pecan Field Day – September 12 – Monticello

    Harvest time is just around the corner for Florida pecan growers. Producers will meet in Monticello on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Jefferson County Extension Office for the annual field day and Pecan Growers’ Association meeting. If you’re a pecan grower, or just considering it, the morning’s topics and speakers will be a great opportunity …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/pecan-field-day-september-12-monticello/

    On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases

    The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack of water and a curse for peanut because wet fields prevented or delayed fungicide application and because it provides ideal conditions for fungal diseases to develop.

    This is especially true for leaf …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/on-the-lookout-for-peanut-diseases/

    Soybean Rust Detected in Jackson County

    Ian Small, Kelly O’Brien, and David Wright, UF/IFAS NFREC Quincy, and Ethan Carter , UF/IFAS Regional Crop IPM Agent

    Soybean rust was confirmed in early-planted soybean sentinel plots on June 26, 2017 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Marianna Florida. Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent cooperating with Ian Small, and Kelly O’Brien on …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/soybean-rust-detected-in-jackson-county/

    Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Disease Issues

    The Yellow Bahiagrass Hayfield

    At the end of June, a Jackson County rancher noticed something strange about his hay field.  The field was gradually turning yellow and was not growing well.  Typically plants turn yellow as the result of a nitrogen deficiency, but this field had been fertilized for hay production.  Upon inspection, the leaves …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/potassium-deficiency-in-hay-fields-can-enhance-fungal-disease-issues/

    Atypical BSE Cow Confirmed in Alabama

    On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017, USDA announced confirmation of an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in an 11 year-old cow in Alabama.  The case was detected at a livestock market in Alabama where the cow was showing clinical signs of the disease, which were detected through routine surveillance. The animal was identified prior …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/atypical-bse-cow-confirmed-in-alabama/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/a-tiny-wasp-to-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry-2/

    Citrus Greening Confirmed in Alabama

    Amy Belcher, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries

    A plant disease that presents a serious threat to the U.S. citrus industry has been detected in Alabama. Federal and state plant health officials have confirmed the identification of Citrus Greening (CG), also known as Huanglongbing …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/citrus-greening-confirmed-in-alabama/

    Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6

    Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center 8300 AL Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532

    Registration begins at 7:15 AM Central. Tour begins at 7:45 AM.

    Topics will include auxin herbicide usage, pigweed control in cotton and peanut, southern corn rust, target spot and cotton insect management, as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/gulf-coast-crop-protection-tour-july-6/

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