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Top 15 Gardening in the Panhandle Articles of 2013!

King Sago Palm. Photo credit: Mary Derrick The wordpress-platform version Gardening in the Panhandle began in May of 2012 and had 188 views from its inception through the end of the year. This was a new online version of a long running and award winning traditional print newsletter. 2013 brought a new e-newsletter format and a ramped up effort …

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2013 Variety Trial Results from UF/IFAS WFREC

Field Corn Field Day 2013 Variety selection is critical to achieving high yields, better crop quality, and pest resistance.  Soil and environmental factors vary greatly in our country and even the Southeast region.  This is why universities perform variety trials at numerous locations in the region. Researchers at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education …

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2013 NASS Farm Land Rent Survey Summary

Table 1 It is the time of year when land owners and farmers negotiate lease agreements for the crop year ahead.  One of the toughest parts of negotiation is having a handle on what is a fair price.  The USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) does an annual survey to estimate average prices for a …

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2013 Panhandle FAWN Weather Summary

The rainfall in 2013 was certainly varied across all six Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) Stations located in the Panhandle.  The Carrabelle station collected over 78″ and the driest location was in Jay where a more normal 52 inches fell for the year.  The average 2013 rainfall at all 5 stations was 62″.  The 64″ …

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Panahandle Ag 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards

Panhandle Agriculture e-News was started in April of 2012, to keep farmers and ranchers informed about best management practices, current issues, pest alerts, ongoing research, and upcoming educational events.  County Agents and State Specialists published 207 articles in 2013.  All total, the project generated over 36,000 web page visits in 2013.  Use the comment section …

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November 2013 Weather Summary

National Weather Service precipitation estimates for November 2013. November, much like the previous two months was more normal for rainfall.  The wet spot in November was in Carabelle, with over 4 inches recorded, compared to the dry location, Monticello where less than an inch fell.  The average rainfall for the region in November was 2.9″.  …

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2013 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 5

2013 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 5, 2013 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida  Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service Agenda: A.M. (All Times Eastern Time) 8:00     Registration & Coffee    8:15     Opening Remarks: Dr. Pete Vergot III, Northwest District Extension Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center 8:30     Variety Trials 2013:   …

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2013 Lionfish Summit; update on FWC meeting in Cocoa Beach

It seems everyone in the Panhandle is talking about the invasive lionfish. This non-native member of the scorpionfish family was first seen in U.S. waters in 1989 near Ft. Lauderdale.  Over the last two decades, much has been learned about the biology and potential impacts of lionfish in our waters; For additional background information you …

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Sugarcane Field Day – November 4, 2013

Each year various state and regional specialists come to share with farmers and producers their experience in sugarcane production Henry Grant, Gadsden County Extension Director, Agriculture & CRD Agent The Sugarcane Field Day is an annual event hosted at the University of Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC-Quincy), in Quincy, Florida, on Monday, November 4, …

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West Florida 2013 Field Corn Variety Trial

Josh Thompson, UF/IFAS Regional Agronomy Agent, and Kim Wilkens, AL Regional Agronomy Agent compare corn varieties at the West Florida Research and Education Center Variety Trial. Because of the renewed interest in field corn production in the region, the West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC)  conducted a variety test for the first time in …

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