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Meet the Keynote Speaker for the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Join UF/IFAS Extension at the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference.  Participants will receive the most current recommendations on vegetable, fruit, and nut production, and much more.  You don’t want to miss the pre-conference farm tour and the opportunity to hear the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joy Rumble, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University of …

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UF/IFAS Bee College is Coming to the Panhandle – March 23-24

Panhandle Bee College, Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 Faced with increasing challenges to honeybee colonies, beekeepers are searching for fact-based answers on bee health, nutrition, selling hive products, best management practices, and Africanized bees.  Because of sustained local interest and strong inter-agency partnerships, the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory decided to conduct …

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Panhandle Satsuma Workshop – February 27

A satsuma orange grove near Marianna, FL. UF/IFAS photo: Thomas Wright Panhandle Satsuma Workshop Cherokee Satsumas’ Packing House Tuesday, February 27 1525 Fairview Rd, Marianna, FL SCHEDULE (Central Time) 7:30  Registration & Meet with Vendors 8:00  Update on the North Florida Citrus Industry – Matt Lollar, UF/IFAS Jackson County 8:20  Mite Control in Citrus – Philip Stansly, …

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Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference – February 19 & 20

Photo credit: Marisol Amador Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference  The Pre-Conference Tour will be on Monday, February 19. The Conference Education Sessions will be on Tuesday, February 20. Conference Location University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL Activities Pre-Conference –  Farm, Research, and Marketing Tour Tradeshow Educational Tracks Marketing North Florida Citrus Fruit & Nut …

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2017 Panhandle Ag e-News Reader’s Choice Awards

The Panhandle Ag Team would like to thank our subscribers for your regular interest and support of this project, and for your help in spreading the word so more producers sign up each week.The Panhandle Ag e-News project began in April of 2012. Over the past six years, 1,206 articles have been published that are …

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The Impact of Shade on Cattle Performance in the Florida Panhandle

Figure 1. Feedlot steer experiencing heat stress. (Photo by Carl Dahlen, NDSU). Lautaro Rostoll, Jose Dubeux, and Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida NFREC Cattle producers in the Southeast have often asked questions about the need for shade, and its impact on performance.  While plenty of information is available on heat stress on cattle fed finishing …

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Battling Scab in Panhandle Pecan Trees

Pecan tree grove in North Florida. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright. Pecans are grown throughout the Panhandle of Florida. The western side of the Panhandle tends to be acreage dedicated to home gardeners, while the eastern counties have more commercial acreage. Regardless, many in the agriculture community are interested in pecans, because they either grow them …

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The American Alligator: a new nuisance for the panhandle?

I recently saw a photograph of an American Alligator (Alligator mississppiensis) crossing Perdido Key Drive on a heavy rain day.  This encounter would surprise some, and unnerve many.  The majority of the nuisance wildlife calls I receive are for snakes.  I have never received a call for an alligator but no doubt, my colleagues in …

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Silverleaf Whiteflies in Panhandle Cotton

Sliverleaf whiteflies (SLWF), also known as sweet potato whiteflies, are a major pest in many cropping systems. The SLWF has a broad feeding range of over 600 host plants, which includes ornamental, vegetable, and field crops. This season, large populations of silverleaf whiteflies have been reported in in cotton in Georgia, Alabama, and now Florida’s Panhandle. …

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New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops

Dr. Silvana Paula-Moraes (right) and her field technician Latisa Ledbetter-Kish (left). Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of Integrated …

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