Panhandle Agriculture

Social Media Test

This is a test of the Social Media connection service to this site.  Please disregard this post.  For some reason the articles last week went to our Facebook page but not to Twitter. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture …

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WFREC Extension Farm Field Day August 22

The West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) will be hosting the annual Extension Farm Field Day, on Friday, August 22.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  The farm tours will begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon, with a sponsored lunch to follow.  Following lunch there will be a one hour session for Core CEU’s …

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New EDIS Publications Added in July

EDIS is the University of Florida’s Official website with fact sheets available to download on a wide variety of topics for free. The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers …

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UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day October 3

Friday, October 3, 2014 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. In response, the University of Florida …

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Yellowing in Peanuts Due to Manganese Deficiency

Yellowing of Peanuts caused by a Manganese Deficiency (photo by Shep Eubanks) Recently, I have visited several peanut fields in Holmes County that are demonstrating yellowing foliage that is easily observed from a passing vehicle.  There are several possible causes of symptoms like this including nitrogen problems due to wet soils or poor nodulation of …

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Pigweed Suppression Using a Ryegrass Cover Crop

Photo 1.  The portion of pasture that was over-seeded with ryegrass provided suppression of pigweed. Dr. Henry Grant, County Extension Director, Gadsden County Extension Service Annually, variety recommendations are given to livestock producers for planting cool season grasses such as oats, rye, and ryegrass as a standard to provide winter and spring forage for their …

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2014 Florida Organic Cost Share Program

Photo credit: IFAS Archive Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2014 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors …

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2014 Peanut Field Day a Success

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, shared the results of his work with the newer peanut variates. Photo credit Doug Mayo The 36th annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day took place this past Thursday, August 14th at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna.   The event showcased some of the latest research being conducted …

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Whole Farm Integrated Pest Management Video Modules

Trap crops such as sorghum, triticale, buckwheat and sunflowers planted along field borders can be used to attract stinkbugs away from cash crops. If you are interested in learning how to manage pests using integrated pest management (IPM) strategies on a whole farm or whole landscape level, a team of University of Florida IFAS Extension …

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Time to Spray Soybeans for Insect Pests and Disease

Velvetbean caterpillar on soybeans in Okaloosa county (photo by Jennifer Bearden) Recent reports from the field show it’s time to spray soybeans for Asian Soybean Rust, velvetbean, loopers, and other caterpillars. Fall armyworms are still a problem in some fields as well as kudzu bugs. “Fungicides, insecticides and boron are often mixed together with good …

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