Monthly Archive: August 2016

Friday Funny: 40th Anniversary Reminiscing

A farmer and his wife enjoyed a wonderful celebration with their family on their 40th wedding anniversary.  After everyone left the couple was putting things away and stopped to reminisce about how things were so different when they got married.  The wife picked up one of their wedding photos from the head table of their …

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High Tunnel Exclusion Systems for Improved Pest Management

Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator Dr. Ayanava Majumdar is an Extension Entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. His work focuses on finding practical solutions for managing insect pests that affect peanut and vegetable crops. “Dr. A,” as he is commonly known, has developed a very strong relationship with …

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The Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida: The Go-to-Guide for Vegetable Farmers

The recently updated Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida (VPH) is the go-to-source of information on vegetable production.  So you need to know how to control leafminers in sweet potato? It is in there! Maybe you have a problem with Cercospora leaf spot in okra? Need some weed management options in tomato? That is in there …

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Using the Linear Bed Foot System for Vegetable Fertilization

Some production systems, particularly vegetables, utilize wide row spacing (anywhere from 4 to 8 foot wide). In these systems it is of economic and environmental importance to fertilize the crop root zones evenly, and not fertilize the row middles, where nutrients will go to waste or could even become a pollutant. The linear bed foot …

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NFREC Vegetable Field Day October 5

The North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy will be hosting a Vegetable Field Day from 9am-3pm on October 5th at 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351-5677, Phone: (850) 875-7100 Topics to be covered during the event will be disease and nematode management in tomato, watermelon, cucumber, and cantaloupe. Tomato and watermelon varieties for …

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Friday Funny: The Cattleman’s Secret for Longevity

From his favorite rocking chair on his front porch, a 95 year old cattleman shared words of wisdom with the grandson he chose to carry on the tradition of managing the family ranch. He told his grandson, “You can’t starve a profit out of a herd, but you can sure feed it to them!”  He …

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Pecan Field Day Scheduled for Tuesday, October 4

North Florida Pecan Field Day  Tuesday, October 4 – 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy  155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 The 2016 Florida Pecan Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial pecan growers. This is a free, sponsored event but we do ask that you …

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Fall Cattle Seminar September 15

Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:00 – 7:30 PM Central Time Paxton Ag Center – 22036 Hwy 331 North – Paxton, FL 32567 Fee: $ 5.00 – Steak Dinner Included There are roughly 13,000 head of cattle in Walton County, making them an important part of agricultural in Walton County.  The University of Florida/Walton County Extension …

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Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- September 6-9th

Pesticide Training Series Hosted at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research & Education Center 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on a yearly basis. They will serve both as review classes …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Slip

In a recent newsletter, I referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as “Christmas in July.”  Well, as we all know, the new wears off eventually—even for Christmas gifts.  July was a good month, but so far August has not been. Prices have come under pressure over the past week or so, and have …

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