Panhandle Agriculture

Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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2016 Peanut Variety Update

Professor Barry Tillman (left) helping to examine peanut quality at the NFREC in Marianna, Florida.  UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones. Yield Potential While the majority of seed for peanut planting this year will be Georiga-06G, there are several varieties in seed increase that farmers should become familiar with. Table 1 shows the performance of peanut varieties …

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USDA 2016 US Cattle Inventory Report

Much of the agricultural economy in the country is driven by the basic economic principles of supply and demand.  Why are commodity prices for crops grown in the Southeast so low?  For the most part it is related to an increase in the supply (production) and a reduction in demand from foreign exports due to …

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Friday Funny: The Motorcycle Accident Praise Report

A Florida farmer had a very embarrassing moment at the country church where his wife had grown up, in the next county over.  He was recovering from a very serious motorcycle injury.  The farmer had kept his injuries a secret from his in-laws, because his father-in-law had warned him repeatedly about the dangers of riding …

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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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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show February 11

PEANUT GROWERS Register to win more than $ 20,000 in prizes at the AL/FL Peanut Trade Show Dothan, Alabama Registration & Trade Show open at 8:30 a.m. Door Prizes Catered Lunch More than 80 exhibitors Seed & Production Seminar The annual Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show is fast approaching. This year’s show will be held Thursday, …

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West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Still Low But Find Stability

Old crop Mar16 futures closed today at 62.45 cents—up 1.04 cents for the week. After recently threatening the 61-cent area and even challenging 60 cents in late September, prices now seem to have found a little support and, dare we say, upward momentum. The decline of the past 2 weeks has largely been due to …

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Controlling Rats and Mice around the Farm

Source: CONTROLLING RODENTS IN COMMERCIAL POULTRY FACILITIES Purdue Extension The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are destructive rodent pests in and around farm facilities. This can be especially true during the winter months, as they seek food and refuge indoors. Rats and mice consume and contaminate feed, gnaw on structural, mechanical, and electrical …

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Cucurbit Disease Management in an El Niño Year

So far, mild winter temperatures and ample rainfall have led to multiple disease issues in many of northern Florida’s winter crops (e.g. forages). While temperatures are predicted to be below normal for the months February, March and April, it is projected that rainfall will continue to be above average during that same period (Figure 1). …

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