Tag Archive: Growers

2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection for Specialty Crop Growers

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency Greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/2014-farm-bill-provides-greater-protection-for-specialty-crop-growers/

Mehlich 3: Improved Soil Testing for Florida Growers

Soil testing is a critical component of modern agriculture.  Photo by Judy Ludlow There has been a change in the testing procedure at the UF/IFAS Lab which analyzes the nutrient profile of Florida’s soils. The Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) has replaced the Mehlich 1 (M1) test with the Mehlich 3 (M3) test, but the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/26/mehlich-3-improved-soil-testing-for-florida-growers/

Excessive Rain Creates Many Problems for Growers

Flooded cotton field In recent days, farms in several central and western panhandle counties have received exceptional amounts of rainfall. Some areas reported as much as 25 inches of rain in the last week.  Excessive rain and the accompanying flooding will cause a variety of problems for producers. Extreme cases of flooding can cause crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/12/excessive-rain-creates-many-problems-for-growers/

Cold La Niña Surprises Meteorologists and Growers

Clyde Fraisse Assistant Professor University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering cfraisse@ufl.edu According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), December 2010 was the 3rd coldest winter on record in the Southeast U.S. and the coldest on record in Florida and Georgia. The statewide temperature for December in Florida was more than 9oF (5oC) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2011/12/16/cold-la-nina-surprises-meteorologists-and-growers/