In this Issue:
  • Peanut Fungicide Spray Strategies: The Values of Alternating or Mixing Modes of Action
  • Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- CEUs & Exams – September 17-20
  • The Great CEU Round-Up – July 25
  • New Peanut Fungicide Miravis Registered for Use in Florida
  • Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?
  • Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?
  • Gulf County Core Pesticide Safety Training – April 11
  • Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks
  • Pesticide

    Peanut Fungicide Spray Strategies: The Values of Alternating or Mixing Modes of Action

     

    By Nicholas Dufault and Wael Elwakil

    Fungicide resistance or reduced efficacy is a concern when managing peanut diseases, especially the foliar diseases early and late leaf spot. Managing these concerns requires an integrated approach with constant monitoring of the product’s efficacy and application programs to avoid resistance selection. Two common resistance …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/27/peanut-fungicide-spray-strategies-the-values-of-alternating-or-mixing-modes-of-action/

    Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- CEUs & Exams – September 17-20

    North Florida Research and Education Center (155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351)

    The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, and Jefferson County Extension agents. The series is scheduled for September 17-20th and will take place this year in Quincy at the North Florida Research and Education Center.

    This series …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/20/big-bend-pesticide-training-series-ceus-exams-september-17-20/

    The Great CEU Round-Up – July 25

    The Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS Extension have partnered to present the Great CEU Round-Up on July 25, 2018 from 7:30- 3:00 CDT. Earn up to pesticide 6 CEUs across 13 license categories through this statewide program being broadcast to participating Extension Offices.  In the Panhandle these include Bay, Holmes,

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/the-great-ceu-round-up-july-25/

    New Peanut Fungicide Miravis Registered for Use in Florida

    Syngenta has successfully completed the registration process with the Florida Department of Agriculture for a new fungicide for Florida peanut farmers called Miravis.  Miravis is the brand name for Syngenta’s fungicide with the active ingredient Pydiflumetofen, which is a group seven fungicide product.

    The following key information is provided on the Miravis label for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/new-peanut-fungicide-miravis-registered-for-use-in-florida/

    Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?

    Farmers and ranchers must manage traditional business practices to be successful, but they also deal with the many challenges of ever changing weather.  Rain, wind, and temperature are important and obvious aspects of weather that producers track on a daily basis, but there are other, not so obvious weather features that affect operational management as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/atmospheric-temperature-inversions-why-are-they-important-to-farmers/

    Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?

    Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered new dicamba herbicide product formulations for making applications to dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops. As a result, many states were overwhelmed with drift complaints regarding sensitive crops. This led to the 2018 EPA announcement requiring that anyone who wishes to apply dicamba to dicamba tolerant …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/still-need-the-mandatory-dicamba-resistant-crop-training/

    Gulf County Core Pesticide Safety Training – April 11

    All licensed pesticide applicators must accrue core plus category CEUs to maintain their license for renewal.  A less popular option is re-taking the exams to keep the certification. On April 11, 2018, applicators have the opportunity to earn all the necessary core CEUs to renew their license at one training session.  The training …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/gulf-county-core-pesticide-training-april-11/

    Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018

    Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Crop Pathologist, and Patrick Troy, UF/IFAS Row Crop Regional Agent

    As the 2018 peanut production season approaches, it is time for producers to start considering their fungicide programs. Chlorothalonil has been a staple fungicide in many peanut management programs, but shortages of this product are expected in 2018 as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/fungicide-options-for-peanut-producers-due-to-the-expected-chlorothalonil-shortage-in-2018/

    Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16

    Friday March 16, 2018 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern, 9:00-11:00 Central Live Video Conference to be hosted simultaneously by UF/IFAS Extension Offices across North Florida

    Purpose of the Training

    In 2017, dicamba resistant crops were registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive dicamba herbicide applications over-the-top of growing cotton or soybean …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/mandatory-dicamba-resistant-crop-training-march-16/

    Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks

    Xavier Martini, Pete Andersen, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with an insecticide containing the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. This treatment was highly justified as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/insecticide-applications-can-inadvertently-cause-citrus-mite-outbreaks/

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