Panhandle Agriculture

Greg Jubinsky Honored as Gadsden County Agricultural Innovator

Mil and Greg Jubinsky receive the Gadsden County Agricultural Innovator Award from Alex Bolques, Gadsden County Extension Agent. 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 …

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Fertilizer Basics for Pastures and Hay Fields

Pasture Fertilization Demonstration highlighting different sources. Soil fertility and plant nutrient management is an important part of agroecosystems. Agroecological approaches to soil fertility and nutrient management begin with soil testing. A soil test will tell you soil pH. Soil pH affects the availability of nutrients to the plant. Soil pH should be adjusted to the …

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Re-emergence of Rose Mosaic Disease in Florida Nurseries and Landscapes

Fig. 1: Chlorotic line patterns on the leaves caused by Rose mosaic disease. Mathews Paret, Plant Pathologist, NFREC, University of Florida, Gary Knox, Horticulturist, NFREC, University of Florida, & Binoy Babu, Post-Doctoral Fellow, NFREC, University of Florida Roses are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the U.S with a wholesale value of $ …

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Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 15 & 16

The 2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held December 15 & 16 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Auburn, Alabama.  Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s will be available for participants.  Pre-registration is required. Agenda Download the printer friendly brochure:  2014 AL Corn and Wheat Short Course brochure Registration is …

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2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course Will Begin in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Phillip McMillan Honored as Calhoun County Agricultural Innovator

Phillip McMillan was recognized as the Calhoun County Agricultural Innovator by Judy Ludlow, Calhoun 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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Florida’s Valuable Water Resources and the Importance of Irrigation Efficiency

  Center Pivot Irrigation on Panhandle Peanuts. Photo credit: Mark Miles Competition for Water Resources in Florida In a state like Florida, where rivers, lakes, and springs abound, there seems to be no shortage of water.  Annual precipitation ranges from 45 inches in Clewiston to 69 inches in Milton (http://www.usclimatedata.com/) with typical rainfall patterns of …

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Wheat Production Considerations 2014-2015

Variety Selection Variety selection is one of the most important decisions in small grains production. Growers should choose varieties with a high yield potential and good disease resistance. Seed weights vary from year-to-year among varieties because of the variations in growing conditions, however, planting seeds with low test weights can significantly reduce yields. Table 1. Excerpts from …

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Peanut and Cotton Harvest Video 2014

It’s the beginning of November, and so far the weather conditions have been great for harvesting peanuts and cotton. In Jackson and surrounding counties, peanut harvest is wrapping up and cotton harvest is in full swing. Yields have been variable across the region. Irrigated crops have had good to excellent yields, while some non-irrigated fields have …

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October Panhandle Weather Summary

October National Weather Service provides rainfall estimates show the variation in rainfall across the Florida Panhandle.  The areas in red received more than 5″ and the areas in green less than 2″. The National Weather Service rainfall estimates for October show the variation in rainfall across the Panhandle.  The areas of red in the graphic …

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