In this Issue:
  • Double Cropping Options for a Fall Vegetable Crop
  • Controlling Pocket Gophers in Hay Fields
  • Controlling Rats and Mice around the Farm
  • Rodent

    Double Cropping Options for a Fall Vegetable Crop

    Fruit and vegetable production on plastic mulch is a substantial investment.  To help justify the high input cost, farmers oftentimes choose to double crop.  This practice can provide a significant amount of additional income for the farm if a good farm management plan is in place, there is a demand for the product, and the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/27/double-cropping-options-for-a-fall-vegetable-crop/

    Controlling Pocket Gophers in Hay Fields

    The Southeastern Pocket Gopher, Geomys pinetis, sometimes called “Sandy-Mounders,”  is a native rodent wildlife species in most of Florida, Southern Alabama, and Southern Georgia.  They are typically found in fields with sandy, well-drained soils that are fairly common in the coastal plains.  Sandy fields are not the best sites for cropping, but are commonly used …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/controlling-pocket-gophers-in-hay-fields/

    Controlling Rats and Mice around the Farm

    The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical components, and weaken concrete slabs and walkways with their …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/29/controlling-rats-and-mice-around-the-farm/