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Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot humid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

Update – What to Know About the New Temporary Ag Worker Bill?

The new Temporary Agricultural Workers Visa Program (H-2C bill) passed the United States House Judiciary Committee review last Wednesday. H-2C is described in the Ag Worker Act (HR-4092). H-2C is a proposed update to the current H-2A program. Hopefully the new program will simplify hiring temporary workers for farm work. Before going into the details …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/03/update-what-to-know-about-the-new-temporary-ag-worker-bill/

NISAW 2016 – An Update on the Lionfish Situation in the Panhandle

Lionfish (Pterois volitans):   Hooking a lionfish in local waters is still a rare event but reported encounters with anglers are increasing. (Photo Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission). An Update on the Lionfish Situation in the Panhandle In the past couple of years, we have posted articles about the lionfish during NISAW …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/21/nisaw-2016-an-update-on-the-lionfish-situation-in-the-panhandle/

Soybean Rust Update

Counties in red are where soybean rust has been found in kudzu, as of August 20, 2014. Soybean Rust is Around but Not on Soybeans Since its arrival in the United States in 2004, soybean rust has developed into more of a problem in the southeastern U.S, than in other areas of the country.  To …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/23/soybean-rust-update/

Looking Forward: UF/IFAS Forage Breeding Update

Forage workers in a field of novel FL 0567 crown rust resistant oat. Photo by Ann Blount It is hot outside and the furthest thing from most cattleman’s minds is what forages to plant this fall. Next week, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and University of Florida forage workers meet to discuss winter forage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/looking-forward-ufifas-forage-breeding-update/

Watermelon Novel Bacterial Leaf Spot Research Update

Fig. 1. Symptoms of the Pseudomonas syringae leaf spot on watermelon Pseudomonas Syringae Leaf Spot on Watermelon Mathews Paret, Eric Newberry, Nick Dufault, Josh Freeman, Bob Hochmuth, Anthony Drew, David Langston and Jeff Jones Florida and Georgia are the two largest producers of watermelon in the United States with 48,000 acres under production and a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/28/watermelon-novel-bacterial-leaf-spot-research-update/

Bee Colony Collapse Disorder Update

Figure 1. Summary of the total overwinter colony loss (October 1 – April 1) of managed honey bee colonies in the US across the 8 annual national surveys (red bars). The acceptable range (blue bars) is the average percentage of acceptable loss declared by the survey participants in each of the 8 years of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/16/bee-colony-collapse-disorder-update/

Update on UF/IFAS Winter Biofuel Crop Study

The netting prevents the Etiopian Mustard breeding lines from out-crossing in the NFREC-Quincy breeding trials. David Wright,  Jim Marois, and Nicholas DeLorenzo, researchers at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS NFREC), are leading an effort with support from the Florida Department of Consumer Services (FDACS), Mustard 21 (Canada), Agrisoma (Canada), …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/25/update-on-ufifas-winter-biofuel-crop-study/

Panhandle Weather Update January 14

January 2014 was a rough month in the Florida Panhandle.  Unusually cold weather kicked off the month and then sleet, ice and even a little snow shut down major highways. For the month of January, the wettest location was Carabelle with 6.1 inches of rainfall, and the driest was  Marianna, collecting only 2.1 inches.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/08/panhandle-weather-update-january-14/

What the Buzz About Bees? An Update from the Beekeeping Trade Show

On November 1-2, 2013, the Northwest District Agriculture and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agents Program Implementation Teams collaborated to offer classes during the annual Beekeeping Field Day and Tradeshow held in Chipley, FL. Attendees learn about bee hive maintenance. This third-annual event was part of the Florida State Beekeepers Association yearly conference and had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/19/what-the-buzz-about-bees-an-update-from-the-beekeeping-trade-show/

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