Tag Archive: Planting

Planting Date is Critical for Fusarium Wilt Management in Watermelons

Fusarium wilt in watermelon on a commercial field in Madison County.  Credit Nick Dufault Fusarium wilt is caused by the soil borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum, which continues to be a problem for many Florida watermelon producers. Management of this devastating disease requires an integrated approach that combines conventional and novel techniques. Site selection is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/17/planting-date-is-critical-for-fusarium-wilt-management-in-watermelons/

An Easily Preventable Tree Planting Problem

Trees are a landscape asset for many homeowners. When a new tree is installed in our landscapes, we can’t wait for it to mature to provide shade or landscape interest.  The heartbreak for many homeowners comes when this important part of their landscape, begins to decline five to ten years after establishment.  We often consider a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/23/an-easily-preventable-tree-planting-problem/

1st Quarter 2016 Weather Summary and Planting Season Outlook

The National Weather Service estimates for March 2016 rainfall show wide variation across the Panhandle.  ore than 10″ fell in northwestern Santa Rosa County with less than 5″ in Jefferson and northeast Walton. Just when it seemed El Niño had lost it’s grip, the deluges started again at the end of March.  Many farmers were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/09/1st-quarter-2016-weather-summary-and-planting-season-outlook/

Start Planting the Spring Vegetable Garden

With weather warming up and daylight savings time right around the corner, we are in the midst of prime time for planting spring vegetable gardens. Gardeners routinely growing vegetable gardens should note that it is best to rotate plant families when planning a vegetable garden. See the table below to determine which families should be …

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Heavy Rains in April brought Drought Relief but also Planting Delays

If the old adage of “April Showers Bring May Flowers” is true, parts of the Panhandle should be a blooming mess very soon. The National Weather Service provides estimates of rainfall.  The map above shows that there were some pockets in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Washington and Jackson Counties that received 10-15″ in April.  In contrast, …

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Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday the 16th, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear, as soon as fields dry out and conditions are right. Variety selection is always …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/cotton-planting-hopefully-to-begin-soon/

Peanut Planting and Variety Decisions

Warming soils in the Florida Panhandle mean peanut planting time is just around the corner! Credit: Josh Thompson Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder Peanut planting time is just around the corner for most of the Florida panhandle, and warm April temperatures across the southeastern peanut belt mean that planting could begin sooner rather than later.  …

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Planting Trees Correctly

Photo Credit: Blake Thaxton Often in Extension we are asked to look at unhealthy plants in the landscape.  We see every problem under the sun.  Whether it is diseases, insects, or cultural problems we run into them all.  One problem that seems to be a trend, when clients show us a declining tree, is signs …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/25/planting-trees-correctly/

It Is Peanut Planting Time In Santa Rosa County

Ponding in a field in the Allentown Community from recent heavy rains It is mid May, prime peanut planting time, and the planters are finally rolling in Santa Rosa County! The farming community received 21.85 inches of rain between April 1 and May 16, based on data gathered at the weather station based at UF/IFAS, West …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/it-is-peanut-planting-time-in-santa-rosa-county/

Crop Planting Resumed this Week

Planting cotton in Bascom, FL. Photo: J. Thompson Its prime time for cotton and peanut planting, but the excessive rainfall last week brought planting to a halt. Some growers in the northeast corner of Jackson County, where soils are very sandy, were able to begin planting again this week. The rest of the region is still pretty …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/10/crop-planting-resumed-this-week/

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