Panhandle Agriculture

Common Bermudagrass Control in Peanuts with Fusilade or Select

Common bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a mat-forming perennial that can be found just about anywhere in the southeastern US – from roadsides to production fields. This weed is very well adapted to the South and persists in areas with a variety of soil textures, soil pH, and fertility levels. Although common bermudagrass can be beneficial …

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Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Controlled burn of a Bermudagrass Hayfield – Photo by Shep Eubanks Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have …

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Panhandle Ag e-News 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards

The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team thanks you for subscribing to Panhandle Ag e-News this past year. 2014 was an even more successful year for this electronic newsletter project. Our subscriber list increased from 2,775 at the beginning of 2014 to 3,393 in 2015 (22% growth).  Last year we had 68,571 total web page views as …

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Pasture Soil Fertility Essential to Prevent Broomsedge Infestations

Broomsedge bluestem goes by many common names; broom grass, broom sage, sage brush, etc. No matter the name it is a sign of poor soil fertility. Broomsedge bluestem, or Andropogon virginicus L. is quite conspicuous this time of year. Its tall stems are the most noticeable feature in many fields. While these tall stems blowing in …

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Choosing the Correct Liming Material

Now may be a good time of year to apply lime to your soil. Photo credit, Stoltz Mfg., LLC Morgantown, PA Based upon the recommendations of a reputable soil pH report, this time of year may be a good time to apply lime to your soil. Depending on the crop you are planting, recommended liming …

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Farm Bill Decision Deadlines for Row Crop Farmers

  Every row crop farmer has some decisions to make regarding new programs outlined in the 2014 Farm Bill.  The following are the final deadline dates for several key decisions.  Due to the large number of farms in the region that will be needing help with these decisions, it would be advisable to make appointments …

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Introduction to Beekeeping Shortcourse February 28

Agenda: 8:00-8:30 Registration, coffee & baked goods 8:30-9:00 Welcome, Introduction & Apiary Inspection 9:00-9:30 First Year of Beekeeping 9:30-10:00 Honeybee Biology 10:00-10:30 Break & Door Prizes 10:30-11:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 1 11:30-12:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 2 12:30-1:30 Lunch & Door Prizes 1:30-2:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 3 2:30-3:30 Breakout Session – Rotation 4 …

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New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in November & December

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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2014 Weather Summary and 1st Quarter Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for rainfall in the Florida Panhandle for December 2014. December was another wet month for the Central Panhandle, with more moderate rainfall recorded in the western counties.  Gadsden and Liberty County received heavy rains just prior to Christmas, with a monthly total over 10″. The Florida Automated Weather Stations (FAWN) showed …

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15th Annual Florida Bull Test Summary and Sale Information

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL Recently, the 15th Florida Bull Test was completed. The test is conducted at the North Florida Research and …

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