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Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton

Twin row peanut field in Jackson County. Photo: Ethan Carter Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/control-options-for-thrips-in-peanuts-and-cotton/

Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

Young nymphs of the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), clustered on a citrus reset (young citrus tree). Photograph by John Capinera, University of Florida. The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/01/control-grasshoppers-when-they-are-young/

Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two main reasons we prescribe burn young longleaf plantations: Longleaf pine seedlings do not like competing vegetation and will stay in the grass stage for years if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings along with good vegetation management can release …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/22/control-burning-newly-planted-longleaf-pines-and-saplings/

Biological Control in Action!

Aphids (Macrosiphum gaurae) feeding on gaura. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Every day, if I get home before the sun goes down, I like to walk around my garden and see how things are growing. At this time of year there are always new surprises in the garden – plants leafing out after a winter break, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/05/biological-control-in-action/

NISAW 2016 – Air Potato Leaf Beetle, a Biological Control for Air Potato

Air potato vine. Photo by Scott Jackson Air potato (Dioscores bulbifera) is a perennial, herbaceous self-twining vine that can grow over 60 feet in length, enabling it to climb over and smother many native plants. The Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council (FLEPPC) lists air potato as a Category 1 invasive plant, which means that it …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/26/nisaw-2016-air-potato-leaf-beetle-a-biological-control-for-air-potato/

Alabama Online Beef Course, Weed Control Webinar, and New Cattle Publication

January News and Updates from AL Beef Systems Extension   Enrollment Now Open for Beef Basics Online Course The Beef Basics online course is a self-paced, comprehensive course containing lessons on cattle production management strategies in the Southeast. The course contains eight sections which must be completed in an eight week window. Successful completion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/08/alabama-online-beef-course-weed-control-webinar-and-new-cattle-publication/

How Can I Control Those Pesky Mosquitoes?

Are you plagued with mosquitoes in your yard? Does it seem like you have a greater infestation than your neighbors? There may be some solutions to solve the problem other than using pesticides that negatively impact beneficial insects in your landscape. Asian tiger mosquito. Photo credit: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/09/how-can-i-control-those-pesky-mosquitoes/

Late Season Cotton Insect Control

Stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org Cotton is maturing rapidly across the Panhandle and it’s shaping up to be one of the earliest harvest seasons in recent years. This is due for the most part to the dry weather and the high number of heat …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/28/late-season-cotton-insect-control/

Manage Potassium to Control Cotton Stemphylium Leafspot

Stemphylium in cotton. Image credit: Thomas County Ag Now is the time to implement potassium (K) management plans for cotton. Late-season K deficiency is linked to cotton leafspot (Stemphylium) disease. Stemphylium begins with minor leaf spotting and can lead to severe premature defoliation under certain circumstances. Potassium in plant cells is vital for the regulation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/manage-potassium-to-control-cotton-stemphylium-leafspot/

Large Carpenter Bee Management and Control

Photo 1 Large Carpenter Bee – Photo by Shep Eubanks Photo 2 Carpenter Bee Gallery – photo courtesy of bugwood.org   Every year beginning in mid-March to early-April, Extension Agents begin to receive inquiries about managing carpenter bees which are attacking barns, eaves, rafters, and other wooden structures.  The bee most commonly responsible for economic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/31/large-carpenter-bee-management-and-control-2/

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