Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Funny: Skin Transplant

A farmer’s wife got in a terrible car wreck on the highway coming back from town one night. In addition to a broken arm, gashes, and numerous bumps and bruises, her face was severely damaged. The doctor told the farmer that the only way he could save his wife’s beautiful face was for him to …

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Okaloosa Veteran & Small Farmer Workshop July 21

Launching and sustaining a successful business takes a wealth of resources.  Farm Credit of Northwest Florida and Okaloosa Extension are teaming up to provide a local workshop for veterans interested in starting a farm business, beginning farmers, or small farmers looking for help to expand existing operations!   Participants will meet local resource people that utilize …

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Five Tips to Reduce Pesticide Spray Drift

Erdal Ozkan, Agricultural Engineering, Ohio State University Due to concerns for production costs, safety, and the environment, it is important to maximize the pesticide deposit on the target. One of the major problems challenging pesticide applicators is spray drift, which is defined as movement of pesticides by wind from the application site to an off-target …

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New & Improved Agritourism Law: What does it mean?

Buckingham Farms in located in Fort Myers features an atmosphere of rustic elegance for agritourism events. Photo Credit: Seth Henry Mary Beth Henry, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Horticulture Agent Agritourism marries Florida’s two largest industries, tourism and agriculture, to provide an on farm recreational experience for consumers.  Florida experienced record tourism in 2015, with 105 …

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Panhandle Cotton Insect Situation

Early squaring cotton. Photo by Mike Donahoe Tarnished plant bug. Photo credit: Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org Cotton throughout the area is squaring heavily and most of our oldest cotton is probably a week away from first bloom. There are reports of some fields being treated for tarnished plant bugs feeding on pinhead squares. …

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Friday Funny: Unclear Instructions

An older man got a little confused at a sporting goods store recently.  When he was ready to pay for his shotgun shells and 22 bullets, he walked up to the counter and pulled out his credit card and tried to hand it to the clerk.  He looked a little confused as she shook her …

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University of Florida joins 12 Universities calling for Increased Federal Investment in Agricultural Research

The University of Florida and 12 other prominent research institutions in the United States joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. “Retaking the Field,” the report released by this coalition, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S. agricultural production is losing ground to …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Few Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

Maybe it’s just me, but this year’s USDA Acreage report seems to be on the back burner.  Usually there is pre-report speculation on the June number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number.  I’m not seeing or hearing much this year.  For what it’s worth, in March US farmers said they …

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Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop July 13

9 am to 2 pm, July 13, 2016 Eastern 4 FL CEUs, 3.5 CFEs University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 AGENDA 8:15 Meet and Greet, coffee 9:00 Welcome, Pat Minogue, R.F.,  Associate Professor of Silviculture 9:10  Advanced herbicide site preparation for pine plantation management. (50 minutes) …

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Forestry Seminar June 30

Forestry Seminar Thursday, June 30, 2016 Walton County Extension Office 9:45 am—2:00 pm Come learn about the latest on forest herbicides, cogon grass control, predicting future growth of your southern pines, cost-share programs and grazing livestock in the pines. Agenda 9:45 – Registration 10:00 – Welcome, Introductions – Mike Goodchild, Walton County Extension Director 10:15 …

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