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Fig Leaves Dropping Early?

Hopefully, by this time of year, most north Florida gardeners have harvested their figs and are enjoying fig preserves or fig bars. But if you’ve noticed your fig leaves dropping a little early, it may be a sign of the fungal disease Fig Rust (Cerotelium fici). Figs are a great fruit tree for the north …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/18/fig-leaves-dropping-early/

Summer Temperatures Shorten Gestation Length of Early Fall-calving Cows

Start checking early bred cows and heifers early this fall.  Research at Oklahoma State documents that hot summer temperatures shorten gestation by six days in early bred fall calving cows.  Photo: Matt Hersom Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Each year in August, it is time for an important reminder.  Fall-calving season …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/summer-temperatures-shorten-gestation-length-of-early-fall-calving-cows/

Blueberries Likely Early This Year – What You Need To Know To Keep Them Happy

In all North Florida Counties, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many home gardeners are able to consistently grow a top quality product. This year blueberries are very large already on plants throughout the panhandle! The increased size may be indicating earlier maturity than in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/21/blueberries-likely-early-this-year-what-you-need-to-know-to-keep-them-happy/

Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies

  Raised bed spring vegetable garden in NW Florida – photo credit: Blake Thaxton Growing spring vegetables in northwest Florida can be challenging!  Sometimes failures seem more numerous than successes.  Extreme cold events in the winter and blistering hot summer days make it tough on vegetables.  One suggestion is to get the garden started earlier than usual! …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/27/get-an-early-start-on-spring-veggies/

It is Not Too Early to Start Tracking Peanut Maturity

Figure 1. Peanut plant with flowers, pegs, several stages of young pods, and nearly mature pods. Photo credit: Barry Tillman Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder You may think it is too soon to start thinking about peanut maturity. After all, thanks to a cool, wet spring, most farms have only recently finished planting!  However, maturity …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/20/it-is-not-too-early-to-start-tracking-peanut-maturity/

Early July Rains Drench Panhandle

National Weather Service precipitation estimates for June 28- July 12 Libbie Johnson, Escambia County Ag Agent,  found a really cool weather data website.  The National Weather Service provides estimates of rainfall based on the combination of radar estimates and data collected by weather stations.  This information is used to generate color coated images like the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/13/early-july-rains-drench-panhandle/

Early Season Peanut Weed Control

Peanut planted 3 weeks ago on a dry-land field in Jackson County. Credit: Josh Thompson The weather in May has been hot and dry across the panhandle. A hot, dry May combined with late cold fronts in April has proven to be a challenge for peanut growers trying to get their crop planted. Many have had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/31/early-season-peanut-weed-control/

Palmer Amaranth Flowering Early In 2012

  The unusual weather this Spring may have caused Palmer Amaranth, Pigweed as it is commonly known, to bloom early. This year producers are already fighting Palmer Amaranth, or pigweed, which is now 3 to 5 inches tall and flowering.  The anomalous weather pattern has this plant confused on what time of year it is, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/27/palmer-amaranth-flowering-early-in-2012/

Register early for the 2012 Small Farm Conference

The University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will be held in Kissimmee, Florida July 27-29. The goal of the annual Florida Small Farms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/20/register-early-for-the-2012-small-farm-conference/

Drought Forecast Suggests Early Peanut Planting this Year

Certainly the rain that fell late this winter has helped replenish the ground water and has refilled ponds that have been dry or nearly dry for some time.  For the first time in months, the Florida Panhandle has moved out of the severe drought category on the drought monitor. Although this is very encouring, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/03/23/drought-forecast-suggests-early-peanut-planting-this-year/

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