Tag Archive: Fall

Start Preparing Now for Whiteflies this Fall in Vegetable Crops

Metalized plasticulture may be a worthwhile investment this fall to disrupt high populations of whiteflies, aphids and thrips that built up from another mild winter.  Credit: Josh Freeman I realize that most vegetable producers have just settled into their spring crops, everything is well on its way, and you can put it on maintenance mode …

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Persimmon Problems this Fall

  Japanese persimmons are a real treat in the Fall, and for those who enjoy growing fruit, they are a relatively problem free option.  The tree can reach 30 feet tall, if planted in full sun and well drained soils that receive ample moisture.  The orange-yellow fruit really makes a great show in the Fall. …

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Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

Fall is the best time to take samples for nematodes, since populations often peak near harvest, and while crop roots are still viable.  These samples can be used to help determine if nematodes caused damage in the current crop and help predict the likelihood of damage to an upcoming crop. While all agronomic crops in …

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September Weather Summary and Fall Planting Forecast

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for September 2016. September rainfall was greatly influenced by Hurricane Hermine.  The eastern Panhandle Counties had significantly more rainfall in the month of September. September totals ranged from over 10″ (pink) in portions of Franklin, Leon, and Jefferson County to a low of less than 4″ (tan, yellow, and green) …

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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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Spring versus Summer Weaning for Fall Calving Cows

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Cow calf producers with fall-calving cows have options as to the optimum date to wean the calves.  Traditionally fall-born calves are weaned at an older age than spring-born calves.  Late summer grass will usually allow cows to regain body condition before the next calving season begins …

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Fall Small Farm Field Day November 19

Author: Blake Thaxton – bthaxton@ufl.edu Santa Rosa County Extension Agent I, Commercial Horticulture Panhandle Agriculture

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Broomsedge Infestations are Highly Visible in Fall Pastures

Mature broomsedge.  Photo credit:  Melinda Brakie, USDA NRCS East Texas Plant Materials Center It is common place now to see maturing broomsedge in our pasture and hayfields. Broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus) is not really a sedge at all, but a native grass.  It seems to shoot up overnight after being inconspicuous for most of the …

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Conditions are Favorable for Bacterial Spot in Fall Tomatoes

Typical bacterial spot symptoms on a tomato leaf. Credit: University of Florida/IFAS High temperatures and wet weather produce the perfect conditions for the onset of bacterial spot in tomato fields. The disease is caused by various species of Xanthomonas bacteria. Small spots (1/8 inch) form on leaves, stems, and fruit. The leaf spots are sometimes outlined in …

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Safetacular Fall Celebrations

Photo credit: Dorothy C. Lee Fall is in the air. Cooler weather brings thoughts and plans for hayrides, carnivals, festivals, trick-or-treat, and more fun. Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. Concerns about children’s safety, whether they are out in the neighborhood or back …

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