Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Feature: Celebrate National Forage Week June 18-24

National Forage Week is Sunday June 18 through Saturday June 24, 2017.  This week’s featured video, produced by the American Forage and Grassland Council, highlights some of the positive impacts of forage production in the U.S.  If you are a forage producer, please share this video using your social media accounts to promote the positive …

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Is the Old Refrigerator at Your Cowpens or Barn Reducing the Effectiveness of Your Vaccines?

Gant Mourer, Beef Value Enhancement Specialist Oklahoma State University Respiratory disease in cattle, also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $ 2 billion annually (Powell 2013). Management techniques can offset much of this cost, and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf …

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UGA Pasture Insect Alert

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot While doing plot work at the Sunbelt Ag Expo late this week, Dr. Lisa Baxter (a post-doc in our program hired to assist with our stem maggot research) and I observed bermudagrass stem maggot pressure in our bermudagrass stands there. Alicia, Coastal, Russell, Tifton 44, and common bermudagrass had all suffered more than 20% …

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Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news.  Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and has been locked in …

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Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls that relate to weed problems in fish ponds …

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Corn Disease Management: When to Apply a Fungicide?

Southern Rust in field corn at the UF/IFAS Plant Research Center, Citra. Photo: Nick Dufualt. By Nicholas Dufault and Maria C. Velez-Climent, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department Recently, southern corn rust (Puccinia polysora) (Figure 1) was identified in Seminole County, Georgia and southern Alabama. Our current rainfall trends have many wondering if it would be beneficial …

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Friday Feature: The Life of a Crop Duster

Growing America has started a nice feature for their weekly newsletter readers of sharing farm stories though videos.  This week’s featured video highlights the story of Scott Tennant, Colquitt, GA, who is an agricultural pilot, more commonly known as a crop duster.  Crop dusters provide a valuable service to farmers in this region, because they …

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Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18

Grain farmers should make plans to attend the Southwest Alabama Stored Grains Workshop that will be held July 18, 2017 at Shelly Farms in Atmore, Alabama.  This will be a hands on workshop on grain drying, automated bin management systems, and stored grain integrated pest management (IPM). Registration is free, but please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim Wilkins, …

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Soil Moisture Sensor Workshop – June 21

The Jackson County Extension Office will host a soil moisture sensor workshop on June 21, 2017. The address is 2741 Penn Ave, Marianna FL 32448. The workshop will feature both indoor and outdoor components where participants will learn about three types of soil moisture sensors that can be valuable tools to improve irrigation efficiency: Sentek …

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June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  …

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