In this Issue:
  • Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season
  • Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?
  • 2016 Cotton Nematicide Trial Results
  • Is it Cost-effective to Apply Nematicides to Field Corn?
  • 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
  • Nematodes

    Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

    After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically.

    Most of the growing season, whiteflies were the major concern across fruit, vegetable and agronomic crops. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/crop-nematode-damage-a-serious-issue-this-season/

    Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field than another one nearby? ” This question reflects the fact that nematode …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/why-is-nematode-damage-patchy-in-crop-fields-how-does-this-affect-management-decisions/

    2016 Cotton Nematicide Trial Results

    Plant-parasitic nematodes can drastically suppress cotton yield, often without noticeable above-ground symptoms.  For this reason, nematode management is an important part of a successful operation.  Nematicides, pesticides that target nematodes, can be a useful component of a nematode management program, particularly when nematode pressure is high.

    In 2016, my first field season in Florida, I …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/05/2016-cotton-nematicide-trial-results/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/is-it-cost-effective-to-apply-nematicides-to-field-corn/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/02/19/uga-peanut-update-provides-recommendations-for-2016-production/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/09/12/peanuts-hit-hard-by-nematodes-this-year/

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