Tag Archive: Production

Evaluate Forage Production While the Grass is Still Growing

Washington County cow in mid-September with plenty of forage waiting on her just beyond the temporary fence.  Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin There has been a delightful coolness in the air these first few “post Irma” days. Don’t be fooled, it’s not fall yet. Mid-September, in Florida, is definitely still summer and pasture grass should not …

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Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a insect pest identification and management workshop for vegetable producers and home gardeners throughout Northwest Florida. Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop is relevant to anyone …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/fall-vegetable-production-workshop-combating-insect-pests-september-12-2017/

Friday Feature: Large Scale Lettuce Production on Muck Soil near Belle Glade

This week’s featured video was produced by Erin Freel to promote TKM Bengard Farms, Belle Glade.  This video highlights the four generations of the Basor family that produces 15 different types of lettuce and other produce in the rich, fertile muck soils just north of the Everglades.  This video highlights large scale vegetable production with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/04/friday-feature-large-scale-lettuce-production-on-muck-soil-near-belle-glade/

New Propiconazole Restrictions for 2016 Peanut Production

The European Union has significantly reduced tolerance levels of propiconazole residue in imported peanuts.  Photo credit: John Atkins Michael J. Mulvaney, Nick Dufault, Bob Kemerait Peanut growers take note, there are new import restrictions on propiconazole residues in peanuts going to the European Union (EU).  Propiconazole is an active ingredient in the common peanut fungicides …

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Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year

Figure 1. Nitrogen deficient triticale forage. Notice older leaves are yellow and stems have a purple cast. Photo credit: Cheryl Mackowiak Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist Cool-season forages took a hit this year from challenging growing conditions. Summer extended into winter, so perennial summer grasses remained competitive with the cool-season forage plantings all the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/salvaging-winter-forage-production-this-year/

Brunswick Grass: a Weed Contaminant in Bahiagrass Seed Production Fields

Ann Blount, Jay Ferrell, Anthony Drew, Jose Dubeux, and Cheryl Mackowiak (in cooperation with Johnny Melton, Jack Melton Family, Inc.) Brunswick grass (Paspalum nicorae Parodi), sometimes referred to as “Brown seeded paspalum,” is becoming a problematic weed in summer perennial grass pastures in the southeast. Brunswick grass is a perennial summer grass, with a similar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/27/brunswick-grass-a-weed-contaminant-in-bahiagrass-seed-production-fields/

UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production

Farmers will need to be very strategic to be profitable growing peanuts in 2016.  Photo: John Atkins After the 2015 growing season, depressed prices, areas of no rain for 8 weeks and yields ranging from zero to dancing around the 6,000 pound per acre mark, Santa Rosa County producers are looking toward the 2016 season with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/20/uga-peanut-update-provides-recommendations-for-2016-production/

SW Alabama Peanut Production Meeting February 26

The Escambia County / Alabama Peanut Production Meeting will be held on February 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, AL). Topics presented will include:  Market Outlook Variety Selection Insect Control Disease Update   To Register: Call Escambia County Extension, 251-867-7760 by February 18th. Last year’s healthy canopy …

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Expected Tight Margins in 2016 Call for Careful Evaluation of Peanut Production Practices

Peanut margins are predicted to be tight this year. According to the UGA Crop Comparison Tool, dryland peanuts will struggle to cover production costs.  In tight years the importance of each management decision is magnified. All options should be carefully analyzed to determine the most economically viable production practices.  Photo credit: IFAS Communications The predictions …

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West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/west-florida-crop-production-meeting-february-11/

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