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  1. Operation Cleansweep Pesticide Collection — September 20, 2014
  2. Ray & Wanda Davis Santa Rosa County Agricultural Innovators — September 20, 2014
  3. Fusarium Wilt in Watermelon — September 20, 2014
  4. Scout Pastures for Toxic Perilla Mint this Fall — September 20, 2014
  5. Spiderling: An Emerging Weed Problem in Peanut and Perennial Peanut — September 19, 2014

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Operation Cleansweep Pesticide Collection

OPERATION CLEANSWEEP 2014 Statewide Pesticide Pick-up The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides.  FDACS is preparing for the first pick-up run to be organized and held in November of …

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Ray & Wanda Davis Santa Rosa County Agricultural Innovators

Ray & Wanda Davis were recognized as Agricultural Innovators by Blake Thaxton, Santa Rosa County Extension On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two …

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Fusarium Wilt in Watermelon

Fig. 1: Early wilting symptoms starting on one side of the plant from the disease Fusarium wilt of watermelon. Dr. Nicholas Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist Recently, there have been some observational data that suggest North Florida watermelon growers are experiencing an increased incidence of Fusarium wilt in their production fields. While it is uncertain what …

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Scout Pastures for Toxic Perilla Mint this Fall

Perilla mint in a pasture in Jackson County. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Documented distribution of perilla mint in Florida. Source: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Perilla mint (perilla frutescnes) aka Beefstakeplant is a toxic weed that typically grows in shady, to partially shaded areas, damp spots, woodland edges, and  fence-lines of pastures in the Southeast. …

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Spiderling: An Emerging Weed Problem in Peanut and Perennial Peanut

Image 1.  Mature spiderling with green leaves. Photo Credit: Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Spiderling (Boerhavia spp). is an annual/perennial that is becoming more prominent in north Florida. Once only observed on roadsides, spiderling is now becoming established in no-till peanut fields and perennial peanut hay fields. Image 2.  Spiderling seedling showing …

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When Fertilizing, Read the Label

Image Credit Dan Culbert, UF / IFAS Extension You can’t judge fertilizer by appearance.  Fortunately, state law requires each fertilizer label to include specific content facts.  However, these can be confusing.To obtain the proper types of fertilizers for various applications, you must understand the label.  At the top you’ll find the identification of the manufacturer …

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Start Thinking about Muscadines: A Native Northwest Florida Fruit

Prolific producing muscadine cultivar ‘Granny Val’ – Image Credit Dr. Peter C. Andersen Mother always said “never be late” but in the case of certain muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) cultivars, it’s good to be late. Although muscadine harvest can begin as early as July, gardeners with late bearing muscadines are still reaping the benefits of fruit …

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Don’t Drown Your Lawn with Kindness!

Many of us have a tendency to want to spoil those we care for – our significant other, our pets, our children, even our lawns. Some homeowners who long to have a lush, green, healthy lawn tend to spoil their lawns with lots of water. Their lawns should not suffer through a dry, thirsty day! However, …

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There Is Still Time To Sign Up For The USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program

Cattle are one of the commercial livestock species which can qualify for USDA LIP payments There is still time to sign up for the USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program was enacted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to October 1, 2011. It …

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Florida Cattle ID Rule Now in Effect

The Cattle Identification Rule (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of September 4, 2014. This rule is intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the industry maintain out-of-state markets. The rule will require cattle 18 months of age or older moving within …

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