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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://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

New Peach Cultivar Trial at the North Florida Research and Education Center

Prunus species require the accumulation of cold winter temperatures to allow for normal bud development and budbreak in the spring. Traditional temperate zone peach and nectarine cultivars require 800 to 1200 hours of cumulative hourly temperatures of 45oF or less during the dormant season, which is much too high for Florida. Dr. Ralph Sharpe initiated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/new-peach-cultivar-trial-at-the-north-florida-research-and-education-center/

A New Chestnut Trial Planned for NFREC-Quincy

The loss of the American Chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was one of the largest mass extinctions occurring in North America due to the chestnut blight fungus. The American chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was once the most dominant hardwood species in North America until the introduction of the Chestnut Blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) which ultimately destroyed over 3 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/18/a-new-chestnut-trial-planned-for-nfrec-quincy/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/2013-variety-trial-results-from-ufifas-wfrec/

Low-Input Sustainable Pecan Trial in North Florida

Traditionally, the southeastern United States, and particularly Georgia, was the major pecan producing region in the world. Within the last 20 years, the arid western states (mainly Arizona, Texas and New Mexico) have often produced about 50 percent of the pecans in the United States. The increased production of pecans in the arid west is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/14/low-input-sustainable-pecan-trial-in-north-florida/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/12/west-florida-2013-field-corn-variety-trial/

White Mold Confirmed in Santa Rosa Peanut Trial

Tan, mustard seed sized, white mold sclerotia are visible in peanuts in Santa Rosa County There are confirmed hits of white mold in the Extension Peanut Fungicide trial here in Santa Rosa County, up to 3 hits per 25 foot of row. White mold is one of those diseases that can be field diagnosed with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/20/white-mold-confirmed-in-santa-rosa-peanut-trial/