Tag Archive: Fields

Beet Armyworms in Peanut Fields

Cow birds feeding on beet armyworms. Photo: Josh Thompson It’s that time of year when all kinds of insect pests are moving, especially caterpillars. Armyworms have been present but sporadic in hay fields, cotton and peanuts the past couple weeks across the Panhandle. Rome Ethridge, the Ag Agent in Seminole Co. Georgia, has reported seeing …

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Tips for Controlling Armyworms in Hay Fields

Large armyworms were seen defoliating a Tifton 85 Bermudagrass field recently in Holmes County. Photo credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Every summer, fall armyworm moths fly up from South Florida to lay their eggs in well fertilized hay fields and forage crops in the the tri-state region.  The timing of the first major infestations varies from year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/tips-for-controlling-armyworms-in-hay-fields/

Stem Maggots Coming to Panhandle Bermudagrass Fields

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot found this week in Washington County Coastal Bermudagrass hay field. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Likely to Increase in North Florida Liza Garcia-Jimenez, UF/IFAS NFREC IPM Program The first high populations of Bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM), Atherigona reversura, are now occurring in Central Florida and likely will be seen in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/11/stem-maggots-coming-to-panhandle-bermudagrass-fields/

Timing is Crucial for Successful Dove Fields

Doves are attracted to the seeds produced by many warm season crops, like the sorghum shown above. Photo Credit: Forages of Florida We are roughly 100 days away from the beginning of dove season. Planting crops that produce attractive food sources for doves can be an effective way to increase your chances of having successful …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/21/timing-is-crucial-for-successful-dove-fields/

Know Your Field’s Herbicide History Before You Plant!

Aminopyrolid damaged peanuts Photo by Joel Love, FDACS Planting behind Bahia Grass has long been a favored practice for watermelon growers and now row crop farmers are increasingly planting into Bahia and Bermuda grass sods. There are many benefits to the practice, but you need to know what herbicides were used when these fields were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/know-your-fields-herbicide-history-before-you-plant/

News Interview: Wet Cotton and Peanut Fields developing Fungal Diseases

Jackson County farmer Craig Bishop shares his frustration with wet fields and developing fungal diseases with WJHG News Channel 7′s Bergen Baucom. Target spot in cotton, and white mold and leaf spot in peanuts are ramping up, but fields are two wet to spray. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/03/news-interview-wet-cotton-and-peanut-fields-developing-fungal-diseases/

Washington County Update – Wet Fields!

Haying equipment is idle until several days of sunshine dry the fields enough for hay to be baled and barned. There is a growing anxiety about the corn harvest with its high moisture content and lack of available storage. Field conditions are wet making it hard for equipment to cross fields. Cotton fields need to dry …

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Fields Flooded By Tropical Storm Debby? Another Soil Test May Be Necessary

Tropical Storm Debby left many north Florida fields flooded. The standing water may be cause to soil test before adding fertilizer and lime even if the plot has been soil tested recently. Tropical Storm Debby delivered some much needed rain to many Florida Counties, albeit in a rather short amount of time. These flooded fields …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/30/fields-flooded-by-tropical-storm-debby-another-soil-test-may-be-necessary/

Armyworms on the March in Hay Fields

Army worms are actively feeding in large numbers on bermudagrass hay fields in Washington and neighboring counties.  If left unnoticed these foliage feeders will take a forage stand near harvest down to a few small stems in just a matter of days. Therefore producers need to scout heavily fertilized pastures and hay fields at least …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/22/armyworms-on-the-march-in-hay-fields/