Panhandle Agriculture

Friday Funny: Two Year Old Tea

One Saturday, after the farmer came in from checking the cows, his wife left him in charge of their 2 1/2 year-old daughter, Molly, while she went to town to the store.  One of little Molly’s favorite toys was a play tea set she had gotten for Christmas. The farmer checked on his little girl …

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Gulf Coast Agronomic Field Day September 10

Field Day topics will include Target Spot on Cotton, Peanut Varieties, Sugarcane Aphids on Grain Sorghum, Cotton Nematode Trials, and Herbicide Drift. Make plans to attend the 2015 Agronomic Field Day that will be held on September 10, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, Alabama.  The afternoon …

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Stocking Rates and Forage Management for Winter Grazing Webinar September 9

Forage Focus Webinar Series Tune In: September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT Extending the grazing season into the winter months can result in significant input cost savings for cattlemen. Understanding grazing management tips, tricks, and what to expect when using winter forages is key to making this work in your operation. Tune in as Drs Jennifer Johnson, …

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Alabama Forage & Grassland Conference and Tour December 9 & 10

Registration is NOW OPEN! On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the 2015 Alabama Forage Conference “Forward Thinking with Forage Systems” will be held at Lakepoint State Park.  The park is located in Southeast Alabama, just outside the city of Eufaula.  This conference is highly anticipated by forage and livestock producers across Alabama and surrounding states.  Past conferences …

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Be Prepared for Avian Influenza Workshop September 15th

Be prepared for the possibility of avian influenza this fall; attend the workshop in Chipley on September 15th. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo A massive outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has cost the US poultry industry tens of millions of birds this year. While the spread of the disease has slowed considerably during the …

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Raymon Thomas Honored as Holmes County Agricultural Innovator

Raymon Thomas of Bonifay was recognized by Shep Eubanks, Former Holmes County Extension Agent as the Holmes County Agricultural innovator for 2015. On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This …

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Cotton Marketing News: Where Does This Wild Season Go From Here?

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist Here’s a scene from The Andy Griffith Show: AUNT BEE: Opie, you need to go next door and see Floyd about a haircut. OPIE: But Aunt Bee, those little hairs get down my neck and they itch like crazy. AUNT BEE: Well, after the haircut, go home and …

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Late Season Cotton Insect Control

Stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org Cotton is maturing rapidly across the Panhandle and it’s shaping up to be one of the earliest harvest seasons in recent years. This is due for the most part to the dry weather and the high number of heat …

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Friday Funny: Gathering Pecans in the Cemetery

On the outskirts of a small Panhandle town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out  of sight, and began dividing the nuts.  “One for you, one for me, one for you, one for …

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Honey Bee Health & Best Management Strategies – August 30th

Florida A&M University will be hosting a bee health workshop on Sunday, August 30th from 11AM to 5PM at the FAMU Research and Education Center in Quincy.  The workshop will be led by Michael Schmaeling of the Rodale Institute. Credit: Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, University of Florida. Topics to be discussed at the workshop …

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