Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Feature: A Tribute to Dr. Alvin Warnick

This week’s featured video is a tribute to one of the all time great professors at the University of Florida.  Dr. Alvin Warnick passed away at the age of 96 on May 7, 2017.  Another significant contributor of the “Great Generation” has passed on.  Dr. Warnick served his country in World War II and then …

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The Cost of Late Calving Cows

Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Standardized Performance Analysis Pounds of beef sold is a key number for cattlemen. Late calvers, the cows that drag out the calving season, cost producers more than extra work and management, they are actually reducing herd income. Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA) has been …

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UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

Sugar Belle Mandarin: hybrid of Sweet Clementine and Minneola varieties. UF/IFAS File Photo. Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter. UF/IFAS researchers have …

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Perennial Peanut Field Day – June 2

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and UF/IFAS Extension will be hosting the annual Perennial Peanut Field Day on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida.  Topics to be discussed at the field day include:  perennial peanut diseases, nitrogen fixation, and weed …

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Control Options for Thirps in Peanuts and Cotton

Twin row peanut field in Jackson County. Photo: Ethan Carter Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow …

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Tritcale is Gaining Popularity with Dairy and Beef Cattle Producers

Tritcale is becoming a popular cool-season forage variety for Southeastern cattle producers. Photo: Ann Blount Ann Blount, Cheryl Mackowiak, Nick DiLorenzo and Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS NFREC Marianna Triticale is a winter forage that is gaining in popularity in the Southeast. The name might sound unfamiliar (pronounced trit-i-kay-lee), but it has become increasingly sought after in …

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Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers

This week’s featured video was a news report from KOMO Channel 4 News about a new online beef marketing service being offered to consumers in the Western US.  Crowd Cow is the name of a Seattle company that is connecting grass finished beef operations with consumers who purchase packages of the cuts of meat they …

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Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26

The Great CEU Round-Up, July 26, 2017 8:30am-4pm EDT It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS are partnering to present The Great CEU Round-Up. This program is designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs across multiple categories, this all day program will be streamed …

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Active Wildfire Season in 2017

More than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017 (Click on image to enlarge to full screen) Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres …

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Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?

Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana.  That young man was me and that was my wake-up call.  It forever changed my life. I believe the cotton market might be getting a wake-up call right now.  We’ve been hinting …

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