Tag Archive: Crop

Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden

Most of you plant a spring vegetable garden with a number of different vegetable types. However, you may not realize that you are improving the health of your soil and your crops by planting a diverse garden.  Intercropping is a gardening practice of growing different crops in the same field.  When planting a mixture of crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/13/increase-crop-diversity-to-improve-your-garden/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/new-herbicide-resistant-crop-varieties-offer-new-tools-for-weed-management-in-2017/

Cotton Marketing News: 2016 Situation Update and 2017 Crop Outlook

The 2016 US crop may still be somewhat of a question mark but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things—the crop got smaller in some areas as expected and the crop still got bigger overall. The North Carolina and South Carolina crops were reduced by a total of 95,000 bales.  The Georgia crop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/cotton-marketing-news-2016-situation-update-and-2017-crop-outlook/

Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

  Mixture of sunn hemp and monster forage sorghum as a cover crop in Escambia County. Photo: Libbie Johnson Mixture of sunn hemp and monster forage sorghum as a cover crop in Escambia County. Photo: Libbie Johnson As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/cover-crop-mixture-considerations-for-2017/

Rice Production in Florida – a Minor, yet Uniquely Valuable Crop

Figure 1. Rice growing in the flooded fields of Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area. Photo Courtesy of UF/IFAS File Photo Collection On a recent trip to Arkansas, I was captivated by the beauty of vast fields of flooded rice nearly ready for harvest.  That image is just something you don’t see every day in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/04/rice-production-in-florida-a-minor-yet-uniquely-valuable-crop/

Enhancing the Market Value of Your Next Calf Crop

Image 1: Dothan Livestock Market, Dothan, AL sale ring Photo Credit Kalyn Waters According the 2007-2008 USDA Reference of Beef Cow-calf Management Practices in the United States, approximately two-thirds of cattle operations (60.7%) used an auction market as the primary method of sale for weaned steers & bulls. These auction markets are a cornerstone in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/23/enhancing-the-market-value-of-your-next-calf-crop/

Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day September 13

If you have irrigation or are planning on investigating in a pivot for your farm, please join us at the Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on September 13th in Escambia County.  The Field Day will start in Sam and Scott Walker’s field near Oak Grove, Florida (very close to Walnut Hill).  The field is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/irrigation-and-crop-management-field-day-september-13/

2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. Jackson County Extension hosted the 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama came to relay new and pertinent information concerning crops to farmers. Attendees were able to attain CEUs for their restricted use pesticide license as well as for Certified Crop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/19/2016-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-highlights-with-links-to-presentations/

Effectively Controlling Row Crop Weeds Workshop February 19

Join us on February 19th at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama) to learn more about effectively controlling row crop weeds.  Lunch will be provided. Topics presented will feature: Resistant Weeds New Herbicides Latest Technologies Best Economical Control Weed Identification Call the Escambia County Extension Office at 867-7760 by February …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/12/effectively-controlling-row-crop-weeds-workshop-february-19/

West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/west-florida-crop-production-meeting-february-11/

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