Tag Archive: 2016

Sea Turtles of the Panhandle: 2016 Nesting Numbers and Notes

There are five species of sea turtles that nest from May through October on Florida beaches. The loggerhead, the green turtle and the leatherback all nest regularly in the Panhandle, with the loggerhead being the most frequent visitor.  Two other species, the hawksbill and Kemp’s Ridley nest infrequently.  All five species are listed as either …

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2016 Cotton Nematicide Trial Results

Plant-parasitic nematodes can drastically suppress cotton yield, often without noticeable above-ground symptoms.  For this reason, nematode management is an important part of a successful operation.  Nematicides, pesticides that target nematodes, can be a useful component of a nematode management program, particularly when nematode pressure is high. In 2016, my first field season in Florida, I …

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Cotton Variety Selection Based on 2016 Variety Trial Results

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower makes each season. Choosing a variety based on yield potential, for a particular environment, is usually the first selection criteria. However, genetic performance relating to fiber quality and pest management traits, or technology packages are also major considerations. The selection process has become more …

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Panhandle Ag e-News 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards

The Panhandle Ag e-news project began in April of 2012.  Over the past five years,  1,131 articles have been published that are searchable by topic area, keyword, author, or by using the search engine box provided on the site.  The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is made up of 40 county agents and specialists serving commercial …

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Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 0.22/cwt. during December.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 1.65/head ($ 0.22/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 110.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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2016 NASS Farm Land Rent and Labor Survey Summary

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as land owners and farmers, or managers and laborers negotiate for the year ahead. It can be pretty challenging to determine what is a fair price to rent a specific farm, or to set the wages …

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2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Photo: Tyler Jones. Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts. The University of Florida/IFAS, …

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Cotton Marketing News: 2016 Situation Update and 2017 Crop Outlook

The 2016 US crop may still be somewhat of a question mark but USDA’s November numbers provided clarity on a few things—the crop got smaller in some areas as expected and the crop still got bigger overall. The North Carolina and South Carolina crops were reduced by a total of 95,000 bales.  The Georgia crop …

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2016 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 1

2016 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 1, 2016 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service 2016 Gadsden Tomato Forum Agenda A.M.  (All Times Eastern) 8:00     Registration and coffee 8:15     Opening remarks – Dr. Comerford, NFREC Center Director 8:30     Variety trials and research update – Dr. Josh Freeman …

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When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Season

Professor Barry Tillman (left) helping to examine peanut quality at the NFREC in Marianna, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones. As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good …

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