Tag Archive: Crops

New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops

Dr. Silvana Paula-Moraes (right) and her field technician Latisa Ledbetter-Kish (left). Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of Integrated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/new-ufifas-entomologist-is-surveying-insect-pests-in-panhandle-row-crops/

Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-for-crop-farmers/

Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day – August 10

Please join us on the morning of August 10th for a Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day hosted by UF/IFAS Santa Rosa Extension.  The event will take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 at Mickey Diamond’s Farm: 3270 Scarborough Road near Jay, Florida. The following topics will be covered: Soil Moisture Sensor Project Overview …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/05/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-field-day-august-10/

Late-summer Legume Cover Crops behind Corn

Nitrogen credits from late summer cover crops at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra, FL 2016. Photo: Arun Jani Arun Jani, and Michael Mulvaney, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Integrating summer cover crops into rotations Corn harvest is around the corner.  What will you do with the land after harvest?  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/late-summer-legume-cover-crops-behind-corn/

Pollination of Vegetable Crops – 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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/04/pollination-of-vegetable-crops-maximize-your-crops-potential/

UGA Decision Aids can Help Farmers Decide What Crops to Plant in 2016

2015 was a very challenging year for Panhandle row crop farmers with the double whammy of low commodity prices and unfavorable weather.  As a result, many farmers are uncertain as to what crops to plant for the coming year. The University of Georgia has a nice tool or decision aid that provides estimated returns on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/uga-decision-aids-can-help-farmers-decide-what-crops-to-plant-in-2016/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/22/pollination-of-vegetable-crops-to-maximize-your-crops-potential/

Cover Crops can Boost the Fertility of Subsequent Cash Crops

Pearl Millet in bloom. Photo Credit: Danielle Treadwell, UF/IFAS Fall crops are the focus of many small farmers in Florida this time of year, but it would be prudent to take a peak forward and start planning for the spring season. Many small farmers that sell directly to consumers at venues like farmers markets and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/30/cover-crops-can-boost-the-fertility-of-subsequent-cash-crops/

The Diamondback Moth: A Major Pest of Cole Crops

Adult diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus). Credit: Lyle Buss, University of Florida Matt Lollar, Jackson County Horticulture Agent Diamondback moths were recently discovered in a greenhouse crop of arugula in Jackson County, and they may soon be moving to a field near you.  Diamondback moths can be detrimental to cole crops. Adults are approximately ¼ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/the-diamondback-moth-a-major-pest-of-cole-crops/

New Thrips-Transmitted Plant Viruses in Florida Crops

Figure 1. Tomato chlorotic spot virus symptoms on a young tomato plant. Photo Credit Joe Funderburk Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, Quincy and Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Fort Pierce, FL Tospoviruses are a group of plant infecting viruses that cause economically significant crop losses worldwide. Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is the original …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/27/new-thrips-transmitted-plant-viruses-in-florida-crops/

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