Panhandle Agriculture

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course Will Begin in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Phillip McMillan Honored as Calhoun County Agricultural Innovator

Phillip McMillan was recognized as the Calhoun County Agricultural Innovator by Judy Ludlow, Calhoun County Extension. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two …

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Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014

It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have …

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Florida’s Valuable Water Resources and the Importance of Irrigation Efficiency

  Center Pivot Irrigation on Panhandle Peanuts. Photo credit: Mark Miles Competition for Water Resources in Florida In a state like Florida, where rivers, lakes, and springs abound, there seems to be no shortage of water.  Annual precipitation ranges from 45 inches in Clewiston to 69 inches in Milton (http://www.usclimatedata.com/) with typical rainfall patterns of …

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Wheat Production Considerations for 2014-2015

Variety Selection Variety selection is one of the most important decisions in small grains production. Growers should choose varieties with a high yield potential and good disease resistance. Seed weights vary from year-to-year among varieties because of the variations in growing conditions, however, planting seeds with low test weights can significantly reduce yields. Table 1. Excerpts from …

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October Panhandle Weather Summary

October National Weather Service provides rainfall estimates show the variation in rainfall across the Florida Panhandle.  The areas in red received more than 5″ and the areas in green less than 2″. The National Weather Service rainfall estimates for October show the variation in rainfall across the Panhandle.  The areas of red in the graphic …

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Incoming UF President Fuchs is Positive for Agriculture

Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (UF/IFAS) Dr. Kent Fuchs The selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) as the next president of the University of Florida should be cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources. I’ll confess, I had some initial apprehension about …

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USDA Energy Initiative Workshops

Invest in Efficiency with our Community & Economic Development Team — Business & Energy Programs USDA Rural Development will be hosting two informational workshops in November to explain the Agency’s programs available under its Northwest Florida Regional Energy Initiative. The Initiative is being designed to provide technical and financial assistance to small businesses and agricultural …

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2014-15 Alabama Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series

The Alabama Cooperative Extension has announced their 2014-15 Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series.  The course will focus on Estrus Synchronization and Fixed Time Artificial Insemination Workshops. Download the printable flyer here:  Beef Reproduction Management Series Flyer 2014 The courses will be offered at the following locations: November 24th 8:00 a.m. Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Headland, AL …

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Two New Limpograss Varieties Released

UF/IFAS scientists bred two new limpograss cultivars, 4F and 10, for use by Florida cattlemen. Here, cattle graze during the cultivar experiment at the UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit in Gainesville. Photo credit: Lynn Solleberger Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications & Joao Vendramini, Forage Specialist, Ona RCREC The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed …

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