Tag Archive: Florida

New Thrips-Transmitted Plant Viruses in Florida Crops

Figure 1. Tomato chlorotic spot virus symptoms on a young tomato plant. Photo Credit Joe Funderburk Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, Quincy and Scott Adkins, USDA-ARS, Fort Pierce, FL Tospoviruses are a group of plant infecting viruses that cause economically significant crop losses worldwide. Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) is the original …

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Alabama & Florida Peanut Trade Show February 12

The AL/FL Peanut Trade Show will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located on Highway 231 South of Dothan, AL. Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one day event offers farmers the opportunity to view the products and services of more …

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Tomato Variety Selection for the Florida Panhandle

Photo Credit: UF/IFAS Communication Services It’s time to order seed and get transplants started for a spring tomato crop.  Which tomato cultivar should a producer select and what criteria should be used for selection?  There are many factors that go into every decision made on a vegetable farm but here are few that will help …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/06/tomato-variety-selection-for-the-florida-panhandle/

2015 Florida Bull Test Sale Summary

Steve Williams of J & W Simmentals receiving his plaque for their consignment J&W Mr Cruising that was the winner of the Florida Bull Test. Pictured (from L to R): Nick Comerford (NFREC Center Director), Steve Williams, and David Thomas (NFREC Beef Unit Supervisor). The Florida Bull Test Sale was held on January 17, 2015 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/31/2015-florida-bull-test-sale-summary/

Webinar: Public Opinion of Florida Consumers of GMO Food

Public opinion of genetically modified food January 28 – 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern Time (12;00-1:00 Central) What do Floridians think about genetically modified food?  Do Floridians know which foods contain genetically modified ingredients?  Do Floridians plan to purchase genetically modified foods in the future?  Join this session to learn the answers to these questions and more about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/webinar-public-opinion-of-florida-consumers-of-gmo-food/

Northwest Florida Beef Conference February 11

Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show February 11, 2015 The 30th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 11th, at the Jackson County Extension Office, in the Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/10/northwest-florida-beef-conference-february-11/

15th Annual Florida Bull Test Summary and Sale Information

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted. Cliff Lamb, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna, FL Recently, the 15th Florida Bull Test was completed. The test is conducted at the North Florida Research and …

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Florida Bull Test Sale January 17

The 15th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 103 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. There were 46 Angus, 4 Braford, 4 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 2 Hereford, 3 Red Angus, 16 SimAngus, and 18 Simmental …

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Gardens of the Big Bend: A New Botanical and Teaching Garden in North Florida

View of the Discovery Garden in Gardens of the Big Bend. Weeping false butterflybush, Rostrinucula dependens, is a new and unusual perennial being evaluated in Gardens of the Big Bend. Gardens of the Big Bend is a new botanical and teaching garden located on the grounds of the University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/25/gardens-of-the-big-bend-a-new-botanical-and-teaching-garden-in-north-florida/

Florida Wildflowers: Blue Mistflower

Blue Mistflower – Image Credit Mary Derrick, UF / IFAS   Here’s a beautiful native perennial wildflower that is easy to grow and generally available in the independent nursery trade. In the wild, you can encounter them at the edges of woodlands and ponds as they prefer moist areas. Blue mistflower, Conoclinium coelestinum, performs well as a perennial in …

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