Monthly Archive: May 2012

Begin the Journey Path to “Financial Wellness” Today!

Are you feeling the stress of rapidly increasing gas and food prices?  Today is a good day to begin changing your financial situation! Start by learning about important money matters and taking steps to improve your money skills. These five steps will help you on your path to “financial wellness.” Make a commitment.  Changing your …

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Watch for the Nutrition Facts Label to Appear on Meat and Poultry Products

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Dry Conditions Still Slowing Washington County Production

Soil conditions continue to be very dry and field work has stopped until some rain arrives in sufficient quantities. Spring ryegrass hay is being fed now instead of the winter ahead. Oat harvest has started in some parts of the county. However, the oat harvest peak is a week or two away. Some varieties of …

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Lubbers Love to Munch

Adult, light color phase Older Nymph The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper”, can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported unusually high numbers of nymphs, the juvenile form of the grasshopper. This observation is consistent with the usual increase …

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SE Alabama Hay Production Meeting May 17

Hay Production Meeting:  “ Producing Hay in Southeast Alabama” May 17th, 2012 • 8:00 A.M. Bama Jam Farms – Enterprise, Alabama Travel Highway 167 N. from Enterprise (6 miles) to junction of County Road 156 Download the Flyer for Printing:  AL Hay Meeting Flyer Program Agenda 7:30 –   8:00     Registration 8:00 –   8:15     Welcome & …

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January-April UF IFAS FAWN Marianna Weather Station Summary

For a full report of daily high and low temperatures and rainfall, download the Jan-Apr 2012 Jackson Co Weather Summary.  In addition to daily weither summaries, there are monthly rainfall comparisons for the past 60 years recorded at the NFREC Weather Station. Doug Mayo

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Thrips Active In Walton County

Thrips are already a problem with the vegetable acreage and the cotton crop in Walton County.  Even with seed inoculated before planting or in-furrow insecticide applications, plants are still at risk.  The preventative treatments are taken up by the plant as it germinates and provides some protection during early stages of growth. Supplemental foliar sprays may be needed if two-to-three …

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Washington County Farmers Waiting For The Next Rain

Generally, soil conditions are very dry in Washington County. High winds early in the week of April 23, 2012, greatly stressed vine crops (melons). Pastures are critically short of moisture and need rain, as do most fields undergoing land preparation. Several fields of wheat are diseased. Approximately 150 acres of Pioneer wheat didn’t vernalize and will …

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Revised UF Publication on Controlling Invasive Exotic Plants in North Florida Forests

Photo Credit: UGA Bugwood Controlling Invasive Exotic Plants in North Florida Forests (SSFOR19/FR133) Invasive non-native organisms are one of the greatest threats to the natural ecosystems of the United States. Invasive plants reduce biodiversity, encroach on endangered and threatened species, and rob native species of habitat. This 8-page fact sheet describes many of the current …

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