In this Issue:
  • Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle
  • Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Disease Alert: Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the Panhandle
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2
  • Citrus Health Forum – February 23
  • Disease Management Strategies for the 2017 Watermelon Season
  • Winter Management Reminders for Panhandle Beekeepers
  • Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting – January 19
  • Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017
  • Disease

    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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    Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza

    Source:  Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Alabama State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County, and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

    During …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/alabama-poultry-flocks-test-positive-for-avian-influenza/

    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

    The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  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, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/2017-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-presentations-and-highlights/

    Disease Alert: Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllids found in the Panhandle

    F. Iriarte, X. Martini, M. Paret, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Quincy, and E. Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin Co. Extension

    Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as Yellow Shoot or Citrus Greening is a devastating disease of citrus worldwide. The disease is caused by a bacteria named Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. This bacterium is transmitted …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/disease-alert-citrus-greening-and-asian-citrus-psyllids-found-in-the-panhandle/

    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2

    Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 2nd. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration and the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/2017-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-march-2/

    Citrus Health Forum – February 23

    Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL.

    With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there has been a significant growth in North Florida citrus in recent years. During the last decade, satsuma …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/citrus-health-forum-february-23/

    Disease Management Strategies for the 2017 Watermelon Season

    by Nicholas S. Dufault, Bimal S. Amaradasa and Mason J. Newark

    With the watermelon production season starting in Florida, now is a good time to either begin or modify disease management strategies for this crop. There are many things to consider when planning a disease management program, but there are three strategies to consider when …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/20/disease-management-strategies-for-the-2017-watermelon-season/

    Winter Management Reminders for Panhandle Beekeepers

    January and February are pivotal months for area beekeepers. Although our warm climate is great for beekeeping, there are a few things to keep in mind while managing bee colonies this time of year.

    For general management, it’s important to feed colonies in January and February, especially if the colony seems light. It’s also a …

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    Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting – January 19

     

    The 2017 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida.

    Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/tri-state-cucurbit-meeting-thursday-january-19/

    Medicated Livestock Feeds Will Require Veterinarian Authorization in 2017

    Source: FDA CVM Animal Feed Safety System Team

    As of January 1, 2017, animal producers will not be able to purchase feeds over the counter that contain antimicrobials deemed important for human health. Instead, to buy and use feeds containing those antimicrobials, animal producers must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian …

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