Panhandle Agriculture

Pepper Spot Showing Up in Panhandle Peanuts

Pepper Spot, Photo Credit: North Carolina State As we head into the home stretch of  2014 peanut production, most farmers are working diligently to mange and control leaf spot and white mold in their peanuts. Many farmers are familiar with Early and Late leaf spot and the occasional chemical related spotting on the leaves of …

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Soybean Rust Update

Counties in red are where soybean rust has been found in kudzu, as of August 20, 2014. Soybean Rust is Around but Not on Soybeans Since its arrival in the United States in 2004, soybean rust has developed into more of a problem in the southeastern U.S, than in other areas of the country.  To …

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Goatweed Spreading West: Found in Holmes County Pastures

Goatweed in Holmes County Pasture – photo by Shep Eubanks Recently on a visit to a local cattleman’s pasture, I identified Goatweed (Scoparia dulcis) for the first time in Holmes County.  This weed has been gradually moving west in the Panhandle (Photo 1 below) with recent identifications over the last few years in Jackson and …

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Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Chart 1  Source Livestock Marketing Information Center Most cattlemen have a slight grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in the …

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Social Media Test

This is a test of the Social Media connection service to this site.  Please disregard this post.  For some reason the articles last week went to our Facebook page but not to Twitter. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture …

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New EDIS Publications Added in July

EDIS is the University of Florida’s Official website with fact sheets available to download on a wide variety of topics for free. The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers …

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Whole Farm Integrated Pest Management Video Modules

Trap crops such as sorghum, triticale, buckwheat and sunflowers planted along field borders can be used to attract stinkbugs away from cash crops. If you are interested in learning how to manage pests using integrated pest management (IPM) strategies on a whole farm or whole landscape level, a team of University of Florida IFAS Extension …

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UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day October 3

Friday, October 3, 2014 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. In response, the University of Florida …

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2014 Peanut Field Day a Success

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, shared the results of his work with the newer peanut variates. Photo credit Doug Mayo The 36th annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day took place this past Thursday, August 14th at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna.   The event showcased some of the latest research being conducted …

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2014 Florida Organic Cost Share Program

Photo credit: IFAS Archive Funding Announcement The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2014 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors …

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