In this Issue:
  • Is it Cost-effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2
  • Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops
  • Peanut Variety Selection: An Integrated Approach to Pest Management
  • 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Highlights with Links to Presentations
  • UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production
  • Peanut Disease and Nematode Management Update
  • Peanuts Hit Hard by Nematodes this Year
  • Time to Sample for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops
  • Nematode Damage on Okra
  • Nematodes

    Is it Cost-effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?

    Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Entomology & Nematology Department & Patrick Troy, Regional Row Crop Agent

    Plant-parasitic nematodes, including sting, root-knot (RKN), and stubby-root nematodes among others can cause significant damage to Florida field corn.  Nematicide application is a common management practice for nematodes, but is it economically feasible for a relatively low-value crop like …

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    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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    Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

    Fall is the best time to take samples for nematodes, since populations often peak near harvest, and while crop roots are still viable.  These samples can be used to help determine if nematodes caused damage in the current crop and help predict the likelihood of damage to an upcoming crop.

    While all agronomic crops in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/07/fall-sampling-for-nematodes-in-agronomic-crops/

    Peanut Variety Selection: An Integrated Approach to Pest Management

    Common examples of integrated pest management strategies include manipulation of planting date or row spacing, tillage variations, pesticide use, and variety selection. Most of these are typically used in combination for optimal pest management. Regarding peanut varieties, there are many options available to producers when it comes time to plant. However, drastic differences have been …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/13/peanut-variety-selection-an-integrated-approach-to-pest-management/

    2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Highlights with Links to Presentations

    Jackson County Extension hosted the 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama came to relay new and pertinent information concerning crops to farmers. Attendees were able to attain CEUs for their restricted use pesticide license as well as for Certified Crop Consultants. A total of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/18/2016-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-highlights-with-links-to-presentations/

    UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production

    After the 2015 growing season, depressed prices, areas of no rain for 8 weeks and yields ranging from zero to dancing around the 6,000 pound per acre mark, Santa Rosa County producers are looking toward the 2016 season with a heightened degree of concern.

    There are many decisions facing growers:
    Rotation.  This practice is a …

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    Peanut Disease and Nematode Management Update

    Bob Kemarait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist

    Peanut disease and nematode management are always a critical component for profitability and success.  The following are some suggestions for disease and nematode management for the 2015 growing season.

    It is expected that there will be a significant increase in acreage planted to peanut in 2015.  Growers …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/03/20/peanut-disease-and-nematode-management-update/

    Peanuts Hit Hard by Nematodes this Year

    A hot and dry summer for many Panhandle farmers has given no relief from pests this year. Peanut root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne arenaria) are no an exception. Damage from nematodes has been severe in many areas of Jackson County where the fields are very sandy.

    Root-knot nematode damage is more apparent in hot and dry years, and in fields where …

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    Time to Sample for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

    Now is the time to sample peanut and cotton fields for nematodes in preparation for next year’s crop, as nematode populations are at some of their highest populations during harvest time.  Plenty of plant roots are still available for the nematodes to feed upon and soil temperatures are still warm enough that nematodes are located in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2012/10/31/time-to-sample-for-nematodes-in-agronomic-crops/

    Nematode Damage on Okra

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Okra can be relatively easy to grow, unless you have nematodes. Nematodes are a serious pest of okra and can damage a stand, greatly decreasing production of pods. Nematodes are microscopic round worms naturally found in north Florida soil. These worms can wreak havoc on …

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