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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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Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production

Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) corn trial at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Photo: Mike Mulvaney Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL Now is the time to start thinking about nitrogen (N) management strategies for corn production in the Panhandle.  This is a follow-up to the …

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Panhandle Hay Production Conference and Trade Show – January 25

Regardless of weather conditions, the ability to supply ample and nutritious forage is critical for livestock production.  Learn more about this topic at the Hay Production Conference and Trade Show on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at the Holmes County Ag Center, 1169 E Hwy 90, Bonifay FL.  Presentation topics will include: Fertility and Relative Forage …

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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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SesameFARM – A New Irrigation Scheduling Model for Sesame Production

Romain Gloaguen and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Sesame research has been carried out at the University of Florida (UF/IFAS) for more than 5 years now.  Scientist there know more about the crop and its behavior in the Southeastern US than ever before. Research results from multiple aspects of sesame management, such as row spacing, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/23/sesamefarm-a-new-irrigation-scheduling-model-for-sesame-production/

The Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida: The Go-to-Guide for Vegetable Farmers

The recently updated Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida (VPH) is the go-to-source of information on vegetable production.  So you need to know how to control leafminers in sweet potato? It is in there! Maybe you have a problem with Cercospora leaf spot in okra? Need some weed management options in tomato? That is in there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/26/the-vegetable-production-handbook-of-florida-the-go-to-guide-for-vegetable-farmers/

National Beekeeper Reports Reveal a Significant Decline in Colonies, Production, and Income

Bees and Brood. Photo by Judy Biss It has been a tough year for beekeepers.  Two recent national reports revealed that beekeepers suffered the triple whammy of colony loss, reduced honey production, and lower prices, all of which ultimately reduced income over this past production year. The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary …

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Improving the Efficiency of Your Hay Production

Yield is what is typically evaluated when you consider hay production efficiency, but the forage quality also plays a huge role, because it determines the amount of supplemental feed that must be purchased to maintain animal performance. Photo credit: Doug Mayo As cattle prices have drastically declined, producers are closely examining every production expense.  It …

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New Propiconazole Restrictions for 2016 Peanut Production

The European Union has significantly reduced tolerance levels of propiconazole residue in imported peanuts.  Photo credit: John Atkins Michael J. Mulvaney, Nick Dufault, Bob Kemerait Peanut growers take note, there are new import restrictions on propiconazole residues in peanuts going to the European Union (EU).  Propiconazole is an active ingredient in the common peanut fungicides …

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