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2017 Ag Census Surveys in Your Mailbox this Week – Return by February 5

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by farmers, ranchers, trade associations, researchers, policymakers, and many …

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Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/19/cotton-marketing-news-february-report-not-a-valentine/

Start Fertilizing Citrus in February

As you have read in other articles in this blog, it is too early to fertilize your lawn; however, this is a good time to start fertilizing your citrus to ensure a healthy fruit crop later in the year. Orange grove at the University of Florida. UF/IFAS photo by Tara Piasio. Citrus benefits from regular …

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SW Alabama Peanut Production Meeting February 26

The Escambia County / Alabama Peanut Production Meeting will be held on February 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, AL). Topics presented will include:  Market Outlook Variety Selection Insect Control Disease Update   To Register: Call Escambia County Extension, 251-867-7760 by February 18th. Last year’s healthy canopy …

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February 21-27 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Cogongrass flowering in Crestview in February. Photo by Jennifer Bearden National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is February 21-27, 2016.  This week is dedicated to focusing the nation on the impacts of Invasive species.  Non-native, exotic, invasive species do not naturally occur in an area.  They cause economic and environmental harm, and can negatively impact …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/12/february-21-27-invasive-species-awareness-week/

Effectively Controlling Row Crop Weeds Workshop February 19

Join us on February 19th at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama) to learn more about effectively controlling row crop weeds.  Lunch will be provided. Topics presented will feature: Resistant Weeds New Herbicides Latest Technologies Best Economical Control Weed Identification Call the Escambia County Extension Office at 867-7760 by February …

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February is not “Fertilizer Time” for Lawns

It Image courtesy UF / IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping It’s too early to fertilize our warm-season lawn grasses now. This includes the use of fertilizers contained in weed-and-feed products. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to wait to fertilize your lawn. First, the soil temperature is too cool for grass roots to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/11/february-is-not-fertilizer-time-for-lawns/

Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for February?

There has been an increase interest, from both visitors and residents, in purchasing local seafood.  Here we are going to define local seafood as anything caught or grown within 200 miles of your location.  For Pensacola that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and much of Louisiana; for St. Mark’s that would include the Big Bend and much …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/08/enjoying-local-seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-february/

January Panhandle Weather Summary & February Outlook

January was a more normal month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  Much of the soil is still somewhat saturated from all of the rain at the end of 2015, but from the map above you can see that the majority of the region had less than 6″ in January 2016.  Portions of Okaloosa, Walton, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/january-panhandle-weather-summary-february-outlook/

Veteran & Small Farmer Seminar February 16

Please Join Us! February 16, 2016 9 am – 2 pm Jefferson County Country Club 648 Boston Hwy – Monticello, Florida 32344 Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Attend this local workshop to become more aware of the resources and assistance available to veteran and small farmers. Workshop Agenda 9:00 …

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