Tag Archive: Management

Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

Kenneth Gioeli, Extension Agent at St. Lucie Cooperative Extension Service, places empty pesticide containers in plastic bags readying them for recycling. Photo by Milt Putnam The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers …

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December Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/02/december-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide from UGA

Dennis Hancock, UGA State Forage Extension Specialist Have you noticed bronzing on your bermudagrass? It may appear as drought or frost-damaged fields, but it could also be the bermudagrass stem maggot. Since the first appearance in Georgia in 2010, producers have been wondering how to combat this pest. If this includes you, check out UGA’s most up-to-date recommendations …

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Planting Date is Critical for Fusarium Wilt Management in Watermelons

Fusarium wilt in watermelon on a commercial field in Madison County.  Credit Nick Dufault Fusarium wilt is caused by the soil borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum, which continues to be a problem for many Florida watermelon producers. Management of this devastating disease requires an integrated approach that combines conventional and novel techniques. Site selection is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/17/planting-date-is-critical-for-fusarium-wilt-management-in-watermelons/

October Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/30/october-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Why is Nematode Damage Patchy in Crop Fields? How Does this Affect Management Decisions?

I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of grower fields this summer to assess potential nematode damage and I’ve often been asked this question: “Why is nematode damage worse in one section of a field than another, or worse in one field than another one nearby? ” This question reflects the fact that nematode …

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Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-for-crop-farmers/

August Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/05/august-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day – August 10

Please join us on the morning of August 10th for a Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices Field Day hosted by UF/IFAS Santa Rosa Extension.  The event will take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 at Mickey Diamond’s Farm: 3270 Scarborough Road near Jay, Florida. The following topics will be covered: Soil Moisture Sensor Project Overview …

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Safety and Best Management Practices Essential for Pesticide Use

Many folks may not realize it at first, but everyone is using pesticides. Have you recently used a mold or mildew removal cleaner in your bathroom? Do you apply flea & tick powder to your pet? It is a misconception that only farmers, ranchers and lawn and garden enthusiasts are pesticide users. So, let’s all keep safety in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/01/safety-and-best-management-practices-essential-for-pesticide-use/

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