In this Issue:
  • Fungicide Options for Peanut Producers due to the Expected Chlorothalonil Shortage in 2018
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • Holmes County CEU Workshop – January 30
  • Insecticide Applications Can Inadvertently Cause Citrus Mite Outbreaks
  • Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management
  • Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27
  • Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane
  • Weed of the Week: Coffee Senna
  • Weed of the Week: Southern Sandbur
  • Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Everyone Plays a Part
  • Pesticide

    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/

    Holmes County CEU Workshop – January 30

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are needed by agricultural producers and workers to maintain their pesticide applicator licenses through the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services. 

    The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Holmes County will host a CEU Workshop on January 30th that will provide 3 CORE CEUs(Chapter 482 & 487) in the morning, and 3 Private …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/holmes-county-ceu-workshop-january-30/

    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/

    Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

    The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers handle their waste and garbage.  The statewide survey will track chemical packaging and organic waste management across a number of different kinds of agricultural practices.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/input-requested-for-a-uf-study-on-farm-waste-management/

    Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27

    Panhandle Satsuma Workshop Cherokee Satsumas’ Packing House Tuesday, February 27 1525 Fairview Rd, Marianna, FL SCHEDULE (Central Time)

    • 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors
    • 8:00  Update on the North Florida Citrus Industry – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County
    • 8:20  Mite Control in Citrus – Philip …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/panhandle-satsuma-workshop-february-27/

    Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

    As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato and cucurbit producing areas in Gadsden and Jackson counties likely saw the greatest impacts from Hurricane Irma. The biggest problem was the wind …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/protecting-fall-vegetable-crops-after-the-hurricane/

    Weed of the Week: Coffee Senna

    Coffee Senna is not only an issue for livestock producers, as seeds are toxic when consumed, it also causes issues for cotton and peanut farmers in the southern states. The scientific name Senna occidentalis comes from Arabic and Latin roots, with Senna meaning “these plants” and occidentalis meaning “western,” in reference to its origin. While closely …

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    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/

    Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Everyone Plays a Part

    Overview

    On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products.  This policy outlines EPA’s label statements designed to mitigate acute risks to bees from pesticides.  The recent UF/IFAS publication, Pesticide Labeling: Protection of Pollinators, provides an in-depth look at …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/protecting-pollinators-from-pesticides-everyone-plays-a-part/

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