Panhandle Agriculture

Citrus Health Forum – February 23

Oranges on trees in a grove at the Citrus Research and Education Center. Photo taken on 03/04/16. Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there …

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Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Pond Management Workshop – February 15

February 15, 2017 UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) Topics: Pond Management Goals Fish Stocking Options for Your Pond Fish Management Options Water Quality and its Management Weed ID & Control Bring your pond weed for free identification Pond Visit Included Presenters: Chuck …

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Managing Dicamba Drift when using New Dicamba Resistant Cotton Varieties

Dicmaba drift injury versus healthy cotton without injury. Photo – Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits R. and Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent Dicamba drift injury on traditional cotton. Photo – Jay Ferrell. After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for …

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High-Fiber Cotton and Peanut Byproducts aid Free-Choice Cattle Feeding

Supplementing replacement heifers utilizing a high-fiber diet with a bulk feeder at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s beef Unit. Photo Nicolas DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC What can you feed in bulk to cattle free-choice? One of the most common questions that county agents and state specialists receive …

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

Jackson County cotton ready for harvest. Photo – Doug Mayo 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 …

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Friday Feature: Way Out West in Florida

The Florida Beef Council shared a neat old movie short on Facebook a while back that was made in the 1950s.  This Paramount Pictures 10-minute movie short was made to show movie goers the Florida most people knew nothing about between feature films.  This movie short captured some neat film footage on the famous Partin …

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Friday Feature: Autonomous (Self-Driving) Tractors

At the end of 2016, Case IH revealed a new concept tractor that could revolutionize farming in the future – Autonomous or self driving tractors.  Imagine the ability to have a programmed tractor that could disk or spray pesticides on it’s own, or a tractor pulling a grain cart that followed the combine in the …

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Atmore AL Peanut Production Meeting – February 22

Alabama and Florida farmers are welcomed to join us for the Atmore Peanut Production meeting on February 22 at 11:00 am.  The meeting will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore, AL. Topics that will be covered: Market Outlook Variety Selection Insect Control Disease Update All are welcomed, but we ask that …

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Atmore AL Cotton Production Meeting – February 14

The annual Auburn Cotton Production meeting will be held on  February 14, 2017 at Grace Fellowship Church, located on 1412 East Nashville Avenue in Atmore, AL. A great line up of speakers will share on the following topics: 2017 Crops Update Variety Comparisons Scouting New Chemistry What we learned from 2016 The meeting starts at 11:00 …

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