Tag Archive: 2012

Ag Census Data Helps Rural Communities; 2012 Surveys Coming Soon

  Farmers Use the Census of Agriculture to Improve Local Communities, Farm Future When a Pennsylvania dairy farmer heard that his local county officials were considering a significant reduction in rural snowplow services in his community, he became concerned. While the cuts were caused by local government budget constraints, this dairy farmer knew he had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/02/ag-census-data-helps-rural-communities-2012-surveys-coming-soon/

Florida Peanut Disease Update September 2012

Typical symptoms and signs of the peanut disease White Mold also called Stem Rot. A.) Wilting and discoloration on an infected branch; B.) Wilting of multiple branches; C.) White fungal growth on the branches of peanuts; D.) Mustard size sclerotia on the soil next to diseased plants. By: Nicholas S. Dufault, Extension Plant Pathologist, University …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/21/florida-peanut-disease-update-september-2012/

2012 Peanuts: It Is a White Mold Year

Back in the early spring, University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Kemerait predicted that conditions were going to be right for white mold development in peanuts during the 2012 season.  He based this on the very warm temperatures common throughout the southeastern United States during the winter of 2011-2012 and spring of 2012.  As …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/2012-peanuts-it-is-a-white-mold-year/

Panhandle Outdoors 2012 – 4 Remaining Trips

    University of Florida/ IFAS Extension has been offering this series of field trips since January for Panhandle residents to explore and learn about the Panhandle’s signature aquatic resources and the plant and animal communities they support. All are special places, most are protected, many are unique in the Southeast US, and some have global …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/10/panhandle-outdoors-2012-4-remaining-trips/

Palmer Amaranth Flowering Early In 2012

  The unusual weather this Spring may have caused Palmer Amaranth, Pigweed as it is commonly known, to bloom early. This year producers are already fighting Palmer Amaranth, or pigweed, which is now 3 to 5 inches tall and flowering.  The anomalous weather pattern has this plant confused on what time of year it is, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/27/palmer-amaranth-flowering-early-in-2012/

Cattle Heat Synchronization Seminar in Farihope, AL on May 24, 2012

Most cattlemen would agree Estrus Synchronization and Artificial Insemination (ESAI) enables producers to use genetics superior to available natural service sires, however these technologies are utilized by less than five percent of the national cowherd. Although not widely used, ESAI offers significant potential to add value, improve production efficiency and improve profitability. The widespread use …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/25/cattle-heat-synchronization-seminar-in-farihope-al-on-may-24-2012/

Southern Armyworm Makes First Appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County

Southern Armyworms have make their presence known in Wakulla County by consuming one gardeners efforts. Southern Armyworms, Spodoptera eridania, has made its first appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County on April 19.  A home gardener brought in the samples seen in the photograph above. While most were still in the larva stage, the gardener had …

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Register early for the 2012 Small Farm Conference

The University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will be held in Kissimmee, Florida July 27-29. The goal of the annual Florida Small Farms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/20/register-early-for-the-2012-small-farm-conference/

Wakulla County Farmers Begin 2012 Haying

Haying starts in Wakulla County with optimism for 2012's weather prospects. Wakulla County hay farmers will begin cutting hay next week.  After barely adequate rain, the moderate temperatures and low humidity are providing near perfect weather for cutting and bailing hay. Active scouting for the Bermuda Stem Maggots continues.  So far there have been no sightings …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/14/wakulla-county-farmers-begin-2012-haying/

Drought Forecast April 5-June 30, 2012

The National Weather Service forecast there are enhanced chances for above-normal precipitation across the interior Southeast through the rest of April, and either no discernible tilt of the odds or a slight favoring of drier than normal weather through the rest of the forecast period. Given the protracted dryness affecting this region, but also considering …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/11/drought-forecast-april-5-june-30-2012/

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