Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Funny: The Crafty Principal & the Lipstick Mirror

Lipstick on the School Bathroom Mirror A rural middle school in Northwest Florida was recently faced with a unique problem. A new fad arose amongst the 8th grade girls with the use of lipstick.  They began bringing, sharing, and trading with their friends to try out all the new styles and shades.  The gathering point …

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High Tunnels Can Exclude Vegetable Pests

High tunnel Tomato Crop at UF/IFAS WFREC: photo by Blake Thaxton High tunnel crop production has steadily increased in Northwest Florida, with many utilizing funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). There are many benefits to high tunnel production with crop earliness being the most talked about. Another major …

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Integrating Perennial Peanut into Grass Pastures

Figure 3. Rhizoma peanut + bahiagrass pastures 10 years after establishment.  Photo Credit: Miguel Castillo Jose Dubeux, University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Rhizoma peanut (commonly known as perennial peanut) is a warm-season perennial legume well adapted to Florida. It has high digestibility (65-75%) and crude protein concentrations (15-20%), that …

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Friday Funny: The New Brahman Bull

Source: American Brahman Breeders Association The New Brahman Bull A rancher had three bulls, an old proven bull, a bull he purchased a few years ago, and a young bull purchased the previous year.  The herd bulls heard a rumor that the rancher was going to bring a new Brahman bull back to the ranch, …

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Southeast Drying Out with More Hot & Dry Weather on the Way

David Zierden, State Climatologist Article posted on Southeast Innovative Farming Team June 19, 2015 Current Conditions – According to the last U.S. Drought Monitor, drought is starting to creep back into the Southeast. The latest map released on June 18 designates a large portion of South Georgia and North Florida as D0, or “abnormally dry”.  Some Southeast …

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Rindworms: A “Complex” Pest of Melons

Rindworm damage on watermelon. Credit: K. Rochacewich, Cargill. Matt Lollar, Jackson County Horticulture Agent It’s the beginning of melon harvest season in the Panhandle, and rindworms pose a significant threat to fruit quality. Rindworms are an interesting bunch because they are made up of a number of caterpillar species that fall under the classification of the …

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Solar Pump Systems for Watering Livestock

It can be cost-prohibitive to run power lines long distances to provide electricity for pumping water to livestock tanks. One alternative is to install a solar water system. It can be cost-prohibitive to run power lines long distances to provide electricity for pumping water to livestock tanks. One alternative is to install a solar water …

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Reducing Water Demand for Agriculture

Sod-based rotation field under a center pivot at the NFREC-Marianna taken May 28, 2015. Peanuts are in the upper right, 2 year old bahia grass is in the upper left, and 1 year old bahia grass is in the lower left. Cotton is in the forefront. Photo credit: David Wright. Dan Dourte, Ron Bartel, Sheeja …

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Pegging Zone Calcium for Peanuts

Take a pegging soil sample, and if you have at least 500 lb/a of soil test calcium AND if your calcium to potassium ratio is 3:1 or better, then you don’t need to apply gypsum.  Photo credit:  John Atkins Glen Harris, UGA Soil Extension Specialist When we switched from growing small-seeded Georgia Green to large-seeded …

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Friday Funny: Chicken Crossing

One thing is for sure, farm folks always enjoy sharing good jokes, photos and stories.  If you have a good, clean joke, particularly one that pertains to agriculture, or a funny photo that you took on the farm, send it in and we will share it with our readers: Panhandle Ag Jokes This weeks joke …

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