John Atkins

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Name: John Atkins
Date registered: March 5, 2012

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  1. 2012 Peanuts: It Is a White Mold Year — August 20, 2012
  2. SNAKES: THEY ARE ON THE MOVE — August 10, 2012
  3. WEATHER, PEANUTS AND CALCIUM — July 18, 2012
  4. How Much Land Does a Horse Need? — May 22, 2012
  5. 2012 Peanut Disease Management — March 5, 2012

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2012 Peanuts: It Is a White Mold Year

Back in the early spring, University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Kemerait predicted that conditions were going to be right for white mold development in peanuts during the 2012 season.  He based this on the very warm temperatures common throughout the southeastern United States during the winter of 2011-2012 and spring of 2012.  As …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/20/2012-peanuts-it-is-a-white-mold-year/

SNAKES: THEY ARE ON THE MOVE

Florida has more than 40 species of snakes, only six of them are venomous. The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake is one of those poisonous species. Although they may attain a body length of 8 feet, it is rare to find a rattler longer than 4 feet as seen in the photo. There are two types of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/10/snakes-they-are-on-the-move/

WEATHER, PEANUTS AND CALCIUM

By: John Doyle Atkins, Santa Rosa County Ag Agent Calcium is needed for high quality peanuts and that makes calcium management one of the more critical aspects of peanut production. Soil moisture plays a critical role in absorption of calcium.  Failure to supply adequate soluble calcium in the pegging zone during pegging and pod fill …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/07/18/weather-peanuts-and-calcium/

How Much Land Does a Horse Need?

John Doyle Atkins, Santa Rosa County Extension             It’s a question that has been strongly debated for years: How much land does a horse need for grazing here in northwest Florida?  The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore and a grazing animal.  A horse requires a minimum level of forage in the diet to maintain normal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/05/22/how-much-land-does-a-horse-need/

2012 Peanut Disease Management

                                                                                                                                                                  Peanut Pointers February 2012 Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension Plant Pathologist   Though we are 2 ½ months away from planting peanuts, there are a number of important points for growers to consider now with regards to management of diseases and nematodes affecting the crop.   These points include: 1.       Our winter weather.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/03/05/2012-peanut-disease-management/