Tag Archive: Decisions

Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field than another one nearby? ” This question reflects the fact that nematode …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/29/why-is-nematode-damage-patchy-in-crop-fields-how-does-this-affect-management-decisions/

Peanut Planting and Variety Decisions

Warming soils in the Florida Panhandle mean peanut planting time is just around the corner! Credit: Josh Thompson Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder Peanut planting time is just around the corner for most of the Florida panhandle, and warm April temperatures across the southeastern peanut belt mean that planting could begin sooner rather than later.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/17/peanut-planting-and-variety-decisions/

To Spray or Not To Spray; These Tools can help with Peanut Fungicide Spray Decisions.

Environmental conditions as well as field history are critical factors in developing your peanut fungicide prescription.  Photo by John Atkins. In recent years, we have heard about the benefits of early season fungicide sprays for the products Proline® and Abound®. These sprays typically occur between 20 and 40 days after planting which is more or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/13/to-spray-or-not-to-spray-these-tools-can-help-with-peanut-fungicide-spray-decisions/

PeanutFARM Website Aids Irrigation and Harvest Decisions

The PeanutFARM website will soon offer “days to dig” predictions based on automated digital peanut profile image analysis. By Diane Rowland, Plant Physiologist, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department The PeanutFARM website (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/peanutfarm) is a tool developed by the University of Florida Agronomy Department, to assist peanut farmers, consultants, and extension agents.  The program provides irrigation scheduling recommendations …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/peanutfarm-website-aids-irrigation-and-harvest-decisions/

Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions

Cool season forages are the highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch in the Southeast. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension & Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Cool season forages have long been the very highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch for winter livestock supplementation in the Southeast.  Land …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/27/cool-season-forage-planting-decisions/

Small Grain Fungicide Decisions

Many small grains in the Panhandle are in boot stage or just beginning to flower. Photo Credit: Josh Thompson Considerable acreage of wheat and other small grains was planted this past fall because of the favorable prices. Much of the fall planted crop is already in boot and flowering stages. One question that every grower will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/12/small-grain-fungicide-decisions/

Corn Planting Decisions

Attractive corn prices combined with reduced stocks will likely lead to an increase of planted acres across the U.S., including the Florida panhandle, in 2013. (Photo by Doug Mayo, Jackson Co. Extension) Corn prices are attractive this year due to reduced corn stocks caused by the severe drought the corn-belt experienced in 2012. This will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/01/corn-planting-decisions/

Wheat Management Decisions

    We are approaching the time when several key management decisions need to be made for wheat production. Many of these decisions are made based on the growth stage of the crop. At least five scales are used worldwide to describe the growth stages of wheat and other small grains. Probably the most widely …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/04/wheat-management-decisions/

Cotton Planting Decisions

Cotton planting will soon be in full swing across the region. The first step to a successful season is to establish a healthy, uniform stand of 2 to 3 plants/ft of row. To ensure success growers should plant high-quality, broad-spectrum fungicide-treated seed into a firm, moist seedbed. Temperature is critical to successful seed germination and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/19/cotton-planting-decisions/