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July Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 0.08/cwt. during July. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 0.60/head ($ 0.08/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 40.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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Summer Rain in the Florida Panhandle

ARTICLE BY DR. MATT DEITCH; water quality specialist – University of Florida Milton Summer is a great time for weather-watching in the Florida panhandle. Powerful thunderstorms appear out of nowhere, and can pour inches of rain in an area in a single afternoon. Our bridges, bluffs, and coastline allow us to watch them develop from …

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Florida Natives: Stokes’ Aster

‘Mel’s Blue’ Stokes’ Aster. Photo credit: Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension. Florida is home to some of the most beautiful flowering perennials. An exceptional one for the panhandle landscape is Stokes’ aster (Stokesia laevis) as it is showy, deer resistant and easy to care for. Unlike other perennials, it generally is evergreen in our region so …

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Water conservation crucial under current drought conditions in Florida

The Florida Panhandle received much needed rain this week, helping to alleviate dry conditions in many areas of the region. However, drought conditions persist in the rest of Florida. According to the US Drought Monitor drought conditions range from moderate in north central Florida to dire in the south-central portion of the state. Precipitation is …

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Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida

Florida’s 47,000 farms are already vital economic engines that boost the economy in ways that go beyond putting food on consumer’s plates. Agriculture’s resiliency makes it a mainstay of Florida’s economy. When money gets tight, fewer people book hotel rooms or buy theme park tickets, but they don’t stop eating.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Jack …

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Ecotourism in Northwest Florida

Wakulla Springs is home to some of the best wildlife watching in all of northwest Florida. It’s not unusual to see manatees, alligators, and dozens of species of birds in one boat trip. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson What do you imagine when the word “ecotourism” comes to mind? I know  I usually daydream about a trip …

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The Status of Commercial Fishing and Aquaculture in the U.S. and Florida

ARTICLE WRITTEN BY DR. CHARLES ADAMS, FLORIDA SEA GRANT   The demand for seafood in the US continues to grow. This growth is a function of a number of factors, including the increased awareness of the healthful attributes of many finfish and shellfish products, the increased availability of several key imported, cultured species (shrimp, tilapia, …

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Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida

Perennial peanut producers have encountered numerous weeds that are difficult to control with 2,4-D amine and Impose (imazapic).  GlyStar Plus now provides another option for perennial peanut producers to use to reduce weed populations in their hay fields.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Over the past several years, perennial peanut …

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Potential Whitefly Outbreak threatens Florida Crops and Landscapes

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications Situation The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Scientists statewide, including those with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/28/potential-whitefly-outbreak-threatens-florida-crops-and-landscapes/

North Florida Peach Variety Meeting May 31

Peach trees full of fruit. UF/IFAS file photo Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center have established a variety evaluation trial for peach trees with better adaptation to Florida’s climate.  There will be an informal meeting to share information on these new peach varieties, as well as general cultural and management practices …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/north-florida-peach-variety-meeting-may-31/

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