Tag Archive: Fields

Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test! Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in the South. That number is 24% for cotton, and 15% for peanuts. Fertilizer is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/03/now-is-the-time-to-soil-test-crop-fields/

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/

Diagnosing the Cause of Yellowing Peanut Fields

It happens every year. You cruise peanut fields and see spots of yellowing in a field.  The million dollar question is, “What is causing this yellowing?”  Unfortunately, there are many answers to this question. Problems that cause yellowing in peanuts can Include: manganese deficiency poor inoculation standing water or drought zinc toxicity sulfur deficiency herbicide damage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/diagnosing-the-cause-of-yellowing-peanut-fields/

Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Fungal Disease Issues

Jackson County Pensacola bahiagrass hayfield that was yellow and stunted at the end of June. The orange arrows point out green clumps of grass where the fire ant mounds were located. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Yellow Bahiagrass Hayfield At the end of June, a Jackson County rancher noticed something strange about his hay field.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/21/potassium-deficiency-in-hay-fields-can-enhance-fungal-disease-issues/

Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Controlled burn of a Bermudagrass Hayfield – Photo by Shep Eubanks Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/winter-burns-benefit-bermudagrass-hay-fields/

Fertilizer Basics for Pastures and Hay Fields

Pasture Fertilization Demonstration highlighting different sources. Soil fertility and plant nutrient management is an important part of agroecosystems. Agroecological approaches to soil fertility and nutrient management begin with soil testing. A soil test will tell you soil pH. Soil pH affects the availability of nutrients to the plant. Soil pH should be adjusted to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/14/fertilizer-basics-for-pastures-and-hay-fields/

Beet Armyworms in Peanut Fields

Cow birds feeding on beet armyworms. Photo: Josh Thompson It’s that time of year when all kinds of insect pests are moving, especially caterpillars. Armyworms have been present but sporadic in hay fields, cotton and peanuts the past couple weeks across the Panhandle. Rome Ethridge, the Ag Agent in Seminole Co. Georgia, has reported seeing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/26/beet-armyworms-in-peanut-fields/

Tips for Controlling Armyworms in Hay Fields

Large armyworms were seen defoliating a Tifton 85 Bermudagrass field recently in Holmes County. Photo credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Every summer, fall armyworm moths fly up from South Florida to lay their eggs in well fertilized hay fields and forage crops in the the tri-state region.  The timing of the first major infestations varies from year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/tips-for-controlling-armyworms-in-hay-fields/

Stem Maggots Comming to Panhandle Bermudagrass Fields

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot found this week in Washington County Coastal Bermudagrass hay field. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Likely to Increase in North Florida Liza Garcia-Jimenez, UF/IFAS NFREC IPM Program The first high populations of Bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM), Atherigona reversura, are now occurring in Central Florida and likely will be seen in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/11/stem-maggots-comming-to-panhandle-bermudagrass-fields/

Timing is Crucial for Successful Dove Fields

Doves are attracted to the seeds produced by many warm season crops, like the sorghum shown above. Photo Credit: Forages of Florida We are roughly 100 days away from the beginning of dove season. Planting crops that produce attractive food sources for doves can be an effective way to increase your chances of having successful …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/20/timing-is-crucial-for-successful-dove-fields/

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