Panhandle Agriculture

Ray & Wanda Davis Santa Rosa County Agricultural Innovators

Ray & Wanda Davis were recognized as Agricultural Innovators by Blake Thaxton, Santa Rosa County Extension On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two …

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Fusarium Wilt in Watermelon

Fig. 1: Early wilting symptoms starting on one side of the plant from the disease Fusarium wilt of watermelon. Dr. Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist Recently, there have been some observational data that suggest North Florida watermelon growers are experiencing an increased incidence of Fusarium wilt in their production fields. While it is uncertain what …

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Scout Pastures for Toxic Perilla Mint this Fall

Perilla mint in a pasture in Jackson County. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Documented distribution of perilla mint in Florida. Source: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Perilla mint (perilla frutescnes) aka Beefstakeplant is a toxic weed that typically grows in shady, to partially shaded areas, damp spots, woodland edges, and  fence-lines of pastures in the Southeast. …

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Spiderling: An Emerging Weed Problem in Peanut and Perennial Peanut

Image 1.  Mature spiderling with green leaves. Photo Credit: Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Spiderling (Boerhavia spp). is an annual/perennial that is becoming more prominent in north Florida. Once only observed on roadsides, spiderling is now becoming established in no-till peanut fields and perennial peanut hay fields. Image 2.  Spiderling seedling showing …

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There Is Still Time To Sign Up For The USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program

Cattle are one of the commercial livestock species which can qualify for USDA LIP payments There is still time to sign up for the USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program was enacted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to October 1, 2011. It …

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South Florida Beef Reproduction School October 6-9

Alvin C. Warnick Beef Reproductive Management School Buck Island – MacArthur Agro-Ecology Research Center, 300 Buck Island Ranch Rd. Lake Placid, FL October 6-9, 2014 4 The South Florida Beef-Forage Program is proud to host the Alvin C. Warnick Reproductive Management Course, sponsored by the UF/IFAS Florida Cooperative Extension Service and conducted in conjunction with …

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Free BQA Certification Training through October 31

Cattle ranchers have a great training opportunity for both themselves, and their employees.  For a limited time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) is covering the cost of up to $ 50 per person, for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training.  BQA is more than just giving shots correctly.  BQA means training everyone who works in the …

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Yoder Family Escambia County Agricultural Innovators

Libbie Johnson, Escambia County Extension presented a 2014 Ag Innovator Award to Brent Yoder. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have …

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Panhandle Ag e-News Reader Feedback Needed

Panhandle Agriculture e-News celebrated its second anniversary in April of 2014. While the Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is proud of what we have accomplished, we know it can become better with your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey and provide comments to help shape the future of this communication tool.  …

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White Sugarcane Aphid Spreading Across North Florida

A new aphid pest of sorghum has rapidly spread throughout north Florida this summer. Last year the white sugarcane aphid was reported causing damage in Texas, Louisiana, and in the western part of Mississippi. It has now moved eastward into Alabama, north Florida, and Georgia. The aphid was first identified in Santa Rosa County on …

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