Tag Archive: Panhandle

Gummy Stem Blight Spreading in Panhandle Watermelons

Gummy stem blight is a highly destructive, foliar fungal disease of watermelon that can cause yield losses of more than 50%. This disease is currently confirmed in multiple locations in Northwest and Northeast of Florida. Recent weather conditions of high humidity and high temperature have been ideal for gummy stem blight throughout the northern part …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/gummy-stem-blight-spreading-in-panhandle-watermelons/

“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/and-then-it-began-to-rain-the-april-edition-of-discovering-the-panhandle/

1st Quarter Weather Summary Shows How Dry the Panhandle has Become

The National Weather Service estimates for the Florida Panhandle from January 1 through April 10, 2015. The promised weak El Niño did not deliver extra rainfall for the Panhandle the past three months .  Much of the region experienced abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions through the first three months of 2015.  The National Weather …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/1st-quarter-weather-summary-shows-how-dry-the-panhandle-has-become/

Spring is Here! Discovering the Panhandle – Barrier Islands – March

What many have been waiting for… spring is here!  HAPPY EQUINOX EVERYONE! Today’s photoperiod will be 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness – equinox.  Many cultures around the world celebrate this and many ancient cultures built great structures to celebrate the event.  It is also a time that many forms of plants and wildlife …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/spring-is-here-discovering-the-panhandle-barrier-islands-march/

Small Farm Blueberry Production for the Panhandle

Blueberry Cluster – Image Credit UF / IFAS – Jim Olmstead, In the Florida Panhandle, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many local, u-pick, direct-market, and wholesale growers who provide a top quality product. Farmers wanting to add blueberries to their operations sometimes struggle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/14/small-farm-blueberry-production-for-the-panhandle/

Discovering Florida’s Panhandle – Barrier Islands – February 2015

Making the Big Sabine hike on Santa Rosa Island in February was COLD! A front had pasted over the day before and temp was in the 30’s with a north wind. But the sky was a beautiful blue and the Gulf was calm and clear.   The Gulf is smooth and clear most winter mornings. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/20/discovering-floridas-panhandle-barrier-islands-february-2015/

2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course March 9th

  UF/IFAS Extension 2015 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course March 9th       The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to once again offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in March, 2015. These classes will be offered via interactive video at Extension Offices across the Panhandle. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service (listed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/13/2015-beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-short-course-march-9th/

2015 Panhandle Crop Meeting March 5

The 2015 Panhandle Crop Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 5th, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration opens at 7:15 AM (Central) and concludes at noon with a sponsored lunch. The Panhandle Crop Meeting will consist of an array of presentations from extension specialists from the University of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/2015-panhandle-crop-meeting-march-5/

Tomato Variety Selection for the Florida Panhandle

Photo Credit: UF/IFAS Communication Services It’s time to order seed and get transplants started for a spring tomato crop.  Which tomato cultivar should a producer select and what criteria should be used for selection?  There are many factors that go into every decision made on a vegetable farm but here are few that will help …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/tomato-variety-selection-for-the-florida-panhandle/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/17/panhandle-ag-e-news-2014-readers-choice-awards/

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