Panhandle Agriculture

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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Got Green Squash? Might be a Virus

  Figure 1. Fruit symptoms of virus disease on yellow squash. Photo courtesy www.freshfromflorida.com While this might be a good thing if you’re growing zucchini, it’s not a good thing if you’re growing yellow squash. If this is the case, chances are you’ve got a virus disease in your squash. This is a very common …

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Spider Mites in West Florida

At this time of year, most producers are thinking about finishing their peanut crops and harvesting, but because of the late start to the season, there are still some management decisions left to be made. Northwest Florida has not had steady rains the past 6 weeks, leading to perfect conditions for spider mites: hot and …

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Peanuts Hit Hard by Nematodes this Year

A field in Jackson County with root-knot nematode damage all the way across. Photo: Josh Thompson A hot and dry summer for many Panhandle farmers has given no relief from pests this year. Peanut root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne arenaria) are no an exception. Damage from nematodes has been severe in many areas of Jackson County where the fields are …

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Florida Cattle ID Rule Now in Effect

The Cattle Identification Rule (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of September 4, 2014. This rule is intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the industry maintain out-of-state markets. The rule will require cattle 18 months of age or older moving within …

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Livestock Disaster Program Deadline September 30

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program Producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses are encouraged to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and …

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Simpson Nurseries NW FL Agricultural Innovators of the Year

Simpson Nurseries was honored as the Northwest Florida Agricultural Innovators of the Year.  Jed Dillard, (left) presented the award to Renee Beshears and Johny Dicky, who accepted on behalf of Simpson’s Nurseries. On Thursday August 21, 2013, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest …

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New Herbicide being Tested for Prickly Pear Control

A new herbicide has recently been released called Trumpcard which contains both fluroxypyr and 2,4-D. Prickly pear control trials with Trumpcard are ongoing at the Univerisity of Florida, becuase it is expected that this combination will work as effectively as Cleanwave, which is no longer commercially available. Jay Ferrell and Brent Sellers, Extension Weed Specialists …

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