Panhandle Agriculture

West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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Search for Extension Information Nationwide

Ever get frustrated searching for information on agricultural topics?  Typically a Google search provides links to commercial sites, advertisements, and all sorts of websites that don’t have what you are searching for.  While the University of Florida’s fact sheet web site, called EDIS, has excellent information on a wide range of topics, there is also …

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New Antimicrobial Wash for Fresh Produce

“New Antimicrobial Wash Reduces Health Risks in Produce.” ARS and a commercial partner developed a new organic antimicrobial wash for fresh produce. Sometimes it takes time to find a winning formula. That’s how it was with First Step+ 10, according to Joshua Gurtler, an Agricultural Research Service scientist at the Eastern Regional Research Center, in …

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Carinata Summit March 15-16

Farmers, extension agents, researchers, industry representatives, and interested parties are cordially invited to the “Brassica Carinata Summit 2016” to be held at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, Florida, USA (155 Research Road, Quincy, FL, 32351) on March 15-16, 2016. This will be an excellent opportunity for academic …

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Panhandle Row Crop Short Course March 3

The 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration opens at 7:15 AM (Central) and the meeting concludes after a sponsored lunch. The Row Crop Short Course will consist of an array of presentations from extension specialists from …

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Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

A dramatic 225% gain was recorded for blueberry acreace in Florida from 3,292 in 2002 to 7,377 in 2012. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012 Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/22/florida-deciduous-fruit-and-nut-crop-acreage-estimates-by-county/

Pollination of Vegetable Crops to Maximize Your Crop’s Potential

Corn tassels at the top provide the pollen needed to produce the perfect ear of corn on the stalk below. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. It won’t be long until row crops and vegetable gardens are planted and thriving once again next spring. A sometimes taken for granted, yet critical element of any prosperous crop …

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Friday Funny: The Artistic Cowboy

A cattle rancher in the Florida Panhandle had a natural artistic talent.  He just had a knack for capturing scenery, animals and people in his mind and painting what he envisioned.  After many years of tinkering with painting, his wife and friends encouraged him to actually get some training and take an art class at …

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Friday Funny: The Pig with a Wooden Leg

This weeks Friday Funny was sent in by Ed Lewis, Procurement Forester, for WestRock in Cottondale.  Thanks for sharing Ed! A TV reporter became lost on the back roads and stopped at a farm to get directions. As he was talking to the farmer he noticed a pig with a wooden leg. “This could be …

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Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016

The Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016 will run January 23rd through January 30th, 2016.  Yes, it is going to happen once again and registration for the event is now underway.  The event will begin at the historic Whaley ranch on Canoe Creek Road south of St Cloud and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena …

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