Crown Rust Outbreak in North Florida Oats

Crown Rust Outbreak in North Florida Oats

Crown rust (Puccinia coranata) was found in over 3000 acres of oats in Levy, Suwannee and Madison counties in the last week. The most notable characteristic of the fungus is small pustules which contain orange-yellow spores. Rubbing the leaf with your fingers or a...
Tropical Storm Karen, Be Aware, Be Prepared!

Tropical Storm Karen, Be Aware, Be Prepared!

According to the latest National Weather Service update at 2pm EDT, Tropical Storm Karen was located about 240 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River moving north northwest at 9 miles per hour. By the time you read this, the location and direction will have...

Know Your Field’s Herbicide History Before You Plant!

Planting behind Bahia Grass has long been a favored practice for watermelon growers and now row crop farmers are increasingly planting into Bahia and Bermuda grass sods. There are many benefits to the practice, but you need to know what herbicides were used when these...
Managing Crimson Clover to Reseed

Managing Crimson Clover to Reseed

Crimson clover is one of North Florida’s best cool season forages. Its feed quality is high and it puts an estimated 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre back into the soil each year, the equivalent of six and a quarter bags of 32% nitrogen. At a cost of fourteen dollars a...