Tag Archive: Good

Dog Days of Summer – A Good Time to Plan for Fall

The “Dog Days” are the hottest, muggiest days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate.   In ancient times, when the night sky was un-obscured by artificial lights, the Romans used the stars …

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Dryland Corn Looks Good So Far

Dryland corn is up and going strong in the Big Bend Region. Dryland field corn is up and flourishing in the Big Bend Region of Florida.  Rains have been well spaced and delivering sufficient water. Corn acreage is forecast to be at its highest point in three quarters of a century.  The 97,282,000 acres nationally …

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Good Bug, Bad Bug

Is this insect larvae beneficial or harmful to your tomato and pepper plants? Positive identification is the important first step in any Integrated Pest Management Program. The panhandle’s warm temperatures and adequate moisture levels are not only favorable for growing fresh vegetables, but also favorable to insect populations as well.  When it comes to insects …

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With Arbor Day Approaching; Good Time To Plant Spring-flowering Trees

As mentioned in the article written by Carrie Stevenson last week, we celebrate Arbor Day here in Florida on January 18th this year. It’s a day we specifically set aside to celebrate and appreciate the role living trees play in improving our lives and our environment. With that in mind, many people plant trees to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/16/with-arbor-day-approaching-good-time-to-plant-spring-flowering-trees/

Washington County: Crop Conditions Good

Temperatures in the 90′s and high humidity may open-the-door to white mold in peanuts Summer rains are coming on a regular basis and with sufficient quantity. Corn, cotton, soybeans and peanuts are all looking very good, better than they have in the past three years. Pressure from Army Worms is still a problem in fertilized …

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Forage Weather Good in Wakulla County, But Other Concerns Loom

Most, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields in Wakulla County have drained. Tropical Storm Debby brought much needed rain to Wakulla County and the Big Bend region.  Many, but not all, pastures, paddocks and hayfields have absorbed the moisture. Scattered showers since TS Debby’s deluge have kept forage production going since the 20 plus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/13/forage-weather-good-in-wakulla-county-but-other-concerns-loom/

Making Short-term Investments in Efficiency in the Good Times

Florida agriculture has remained viable and strong through the current economic downturn. The widely held view of financial vigor may have some long-term effects on commodity prices. Negotiations are heating up in Washington D.C. on the 2012 Farm Bill and all indications are it will be very different from past enactments. Pressure is building for …

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