In this Issue:
  • Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop – September 28
  • Weed of the Week: Goatweed
  • WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22
  • New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops
  • Weed of the Week: Southern Sandbur
  • Weed of the Week: Showy Crotalaria
  • Pecan Field Day – September 12 – Monticello
  • On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases
  • Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple
  • Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- Sept. 18-22
  • Pest Management

    Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop – September 28

    The Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) group and the Florida Forest Stewardship Program will offer an Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop on September 28, 2017; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Central. This one day workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office, 3098 Airport Rd, Crestview, Florida 32539. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/invasive-exotic-species-and-control-workshop-september-28/

    Weed of the Week: Goatweed

    Once just an issue in Central Florida Orange groves, Goatweed (Scoparia dulcis), also referred to as sweet broom and licorice weed, is now an issue for many pasture owners in North Florida. The spread of this prolific weed has been attributed to many factors including seed production, seed movement from groves to pastures by wildlife …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/weed-of-the-week-goatweed/

    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/

    New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops

    Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Insect Resistance Management (IRM) for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/new-ufifas-entomologist-is-surveying-insect-pests-in-panhandle-row-crops/

    Weed of the Week: Southern Sandbur

    Across the Southern United States, Southern Sandbur (aka sandspur) can be found. It is an annual grass that grows in cropland and pastures, thriving in dry sandy soils. Southern Sandbur has a shallow fibrous root system and can easily invade poorly managed fields or pastures. It is known to impact the quality of hay fields, as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/weed-of-the-week-southern-sandbur/

    Weed of the Week: Showy Crotalaria

    Commonly known as Showy Rattlebox, Showy Crotalaria is a fast growing summer annual that germinates in early spring and flowers in late summer. As a member of the legume family, it was brought to the United States to be used as a cover crop to help set nitrogen in dry sandy soils. Showy Crotalaria is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/weed-of-the-week-showy-crotalaria/

    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 …

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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/

    Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple

    This week’s featured weed is tropical soda apple, a serious weed problem in many pastures and natural areas of Florida.  This invasive weed is very prolific and can infest a pasture in a very short time.  Its fruit are toxic to goats, and the unpalatable thorny leaves results in reduced forage production and lower stocking …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/weed-of-the-week-tropical-soda-apple/

    Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- Sept. 18-22


    Hosted at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office
    615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301

    The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on a yearly basis. They will serve both as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/big-bend-pesticide-training-series-sept-18-22/

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