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Wakulla County Pastures and Hayfields O.K., but…

The National Weather Service is forecasting hot, dry conditions for major grain and cattle producing states. Rains in Wakulla County and the remainder of the Big Bend region have been generally sufficient to support hay production and pasture growth.  Since Tropical Storm Debby, Wakulla County has received consistant rain with scattered showers in the area. Some …

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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/

Horse Nettle Blooming in Wakulla County

Delicate flowers disguise the potential problems of Horsenettle.  The dainty yellow and white flowers belie the disaster potential of the plants. Horsenettles (Solanum carolinense) are blooming and producing fruit in Wakulla County. Horsenettle can be a serious weed problem in Florida’s perennial grass pastures, hay producing operations and along fence rows. The result of infestation is reduced usable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/16/horse-nettle-blooming-in-wakulla-county/

Southern Armyworm Makes First Appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County

Southern Armyworms have make their presence known in Wakulla County by consuming one gardeners efforts. Southern Armyworms, Spodoptera eridania, has made its first appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County on April 19.  A home gardener brought in the samples seen in the photograph above. While most were still in the larva stage, the gardener had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/21/southern-armyworm-makes-first-appearance-of-2012-in-wakulla-county/

Wakulla County Farmers Begin 2012 Haying

Haying starts in Wakulla County with optimism for 2012's weather prospects. Wakulla County hay farmers will begin cutting hay next week.  After barely adequate rain, the moderate temperatures and low humidity are providing near perfect weather for cutting and bailing hay. Active scouting for the Bermuda Stem Maggots continues.  So far there have been no sightings …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/14/wakulla-county-farmers-begin-2012-haying/

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