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Winter Pastures Looking Yellow? It Could be a Sulfur Deficiency

Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist As producers near the end of cover crop and cool-season forage planting in the Southeastern U.S., it is time to focus on fertilization.  Depending upon your state, extension professionals have establish guidelines for how much and when to apply nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) fertilizers to meet …

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How Generic Base Could Be Treated with the Cottonseed Proposal for 2018

Jackson County cotton ready for harvest. Photo – Doug Mayo Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist With the 2014 farm bill, cotton base on a farm became “Generic Base.”  If you’ll recall, cotton base on a farm was frozen (could not be increased or decreased), but all other types of base on a farm (base …

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Saving Just $50 of Your Tax Refund Could Mean Winning Big

As W-2 forms and other receipts start rolling in, we’re reminded that tax season is upon us once again. It’s exciting to get back some of your own hard-earned money in the form of a tax refund! Saving a portion of your tax refund can be a big step toward meeting your savings goals, so …

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Sugarcane Aphids could make Pearl Millet a Better Option than Forage Sorghums

Sugarcane aphid on forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, has been very active this summer in Northwest Florida.  Typically, we are talking about grain sorghum when we warn about this pest.  However, the pest was found to be significantly damaging forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Control measures …

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Spiderwort Spreading and Could Become a Hay Field Pest

Spiderwort growing up next to a fence along a rural roadway. This time each spring you can see purple flowering plants up and down roadsides all across North Florida.  Common Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), a.k.a. bluejacket, blooms really make the plants standout this time of year.  Typically the blooms are most noticeable in the morning and …

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Wood ducks could use your help this time of year

Wood ducks are one of the most colorful ducks in North America. Breeding males showcase an unbelievable combination of colors including a red bill and eyes, a metallic purplish-green crested head, black cheeks with thick white stripes, a maroon chest and rump, black and blue wings, dark yellow sides, and a white belly. The drab …

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