In this Issue:
  • Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App
  • Palmer Amaranth Adaptability
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops
  • Late Winter Citrus Management Considerations
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops
  • New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017
  • Managing Dicamba Drift when using New Dicamba Resistant Cotton Varieties
  • Weed Control During Drought
  • Weeds

    Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

    On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

    Palmer Amaranth Adaptability

    Dr. Ramon Leon and Dr. Jay Ferrell, Extension Weed Specialists – West Florida REC, Jay and Agronomy Department, University of Florida

    Palmer amaranth, commonly referred to as Palmer pigweed, is perhaps the most problematic weed in the southern USA, especially in row-crop production. This weed can not only produce abundant seed allowing it …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/palmer-amaranth-adaptability/

    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/

    Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

    Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Weed Extension Specialist, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS WFREC Weed Specialist

    After many years in development, dicamba will likely be fully approved for use in tolerant cotton varieties for the 2017 growing season. There is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses in nearby sensitive crops. This concern …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/using-dicamba-in-dicamba-tolerant-crops/

    Late Winter Citrus Management Considerations

    Both niche market farmers and home gardeners may be uncertain about late winter management of Satsuma trees.  Several questions that have come in to the Extension Office recently include: Should I prune my trees? Why are the leaves yellow? How soon should I fertilize?  The focus of this article is to provide some answers to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/10/late-winter-citrus-considerations/

    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/

    Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops

    Alabama Cooperative Extension will offer training for anyone who will be applying auxin herbicides to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant crops. While mandatory for Alabama farmers, Florida farmers can also attend these educational classes.  See the table below for the date, time, and location closest to you.  All Alabama producers that are planning on using this …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/alabama-cooperative-extension-offers-training-for-use-of-dicamba-and-24-d-resistant-crops/

    New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017

    Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits

    2017 will be a landmark year for row crop agriculture, as several long awaited herbicide technologies have finally been released by the EPA to help farmer’s combat troublesome herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds. Two dicamba products are available, one from Monsanto …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/new-herbicide-resistant-crop-varieties-offer-new-tools-for-weed-management-in-2017/

    Managing Dicamba Drift when using New Dicamba Resistant Cotton Varieties

    Jay Ferrell, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits R. and Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent

    After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for the 2017 growing season. As everyone is well aware, there is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/managing-dicamba-drift-when-using-new-dicamba-resistant-cotton-varieties/

    Weed Control During Drought

    Herbicide failures are common during extended dry periods. This is frustrating for the pesticide applicator due to wasted time and chemicals.  There are logical reasons why certain herbicides fail during droughts.

    There are two main reasons why herbicides fail in drought situations:

    • Less herbicide absorption through the leaf surface (uptake).
    • Translocation of herbicide within …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/02/weed-control-during-drought/

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