Tag Archive: Crop

Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6

Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center 8300 AL Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532 Registration begins at 7:15 AM Central. Tour begins at 7:45 AM. Topics will include auxin herbicide usage, pigweed control in cotton and peanut, southern corn rust, target spot and cotton insect management, as well as cotton and …

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Friday Feature: The Life of a Crop Duster

Growing America has started a nice feature for their weekly newsletter readers of sharing farm stories though videos.  This week’s featured video highlights the story of Scott Tennant, Colquitt, GA, who is an agricultural pilot, more commonly known as a crop duster.  Crop dusters provide a valuable service to farmers in this region, because they …

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Cassava – A Crop for the Back Forty

Cassava, also called yuca (not to be confused whit the ornamental plant Yucca), tapioca, or manioc in other regions of the world, is a tropical root crop native to South America.  Cassava belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family, which is known for plants with milky sap and includes plants like poinsettias and spurge.  The cassava root is …

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Field Crop Nematode Management Publications Updated

Patches of stunted corn from sting nematode infection. Photo by Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. One of my goals since starting as field crop nematologist at the University of Florida last June was to update the nematode management guides for Florida field crops, so that extension agents and growers have access to active copies of …

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Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus Eighty cent fever is running rampant.  New crop December 17 futures have made a great run and the uptrend is strong.  Support seems to be firm.  New crop cotton has gained almost a nickel since the first of the year.  Currently, old crop May 17 futures are at …

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2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

Click to view slideshow. The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted …

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2017 Crop Production Meeting, Jay FL

Photo Credit, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL. Registration begins …

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2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course – March 2

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 2nd. The meeting will be hosted by Jackson County Extension at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Registration and the trade …

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New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017

Jackson County cotton ready for harvest. Photo – Doug Mayo Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits 2017 will be a landmark year for row crop agriculture, as several long awaited herbicide technologies have finally been released by the EPA to help farmer’s combat troublesome herbicide resistant broadleaf …

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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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