Agriculture

Cotton Harvest Timing and Defoliation

Cotton defoliation will soon be underway in many older planted fields. Proper timing of cotton harvest aid applications is important for optimizing both yield and quality of the crop. Defoliation decisions should be based on the crop and the crop environment. Plant maturity is usually the most important consideration, but other factors such as picking …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/09/11/cotton-harvest-timing-and-defoliation/

Cotton Leaf Spot Severe

Target spot/Corynespora leaf spot disease has increased in recent weeks and many fields in the county have been treated at least once with either Twinline or Headline fungicides.  The frequent showers we’ve been getting appear to be a critical trigger for disease development and spread. During the past week target spot has caused over 50% …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/24/cotton-leaf-spot-severe/

Downy Mildew on Cucurbits

Downy Mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis) has been spotted in Santa Rosa County on Pumpkins, Cucurbita pepo.  Downy Mildew (DM) can be devastating on cucurbits in fall plantings.  The disease occurs in temperate and tropic areas with adequate leaf wetness, usually by the dew, with high or low rainfall.  It affects most cucurbits including cucumber, melon, squash, pumpkins, and watermelons. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/23/downy-mildew-on-cucurbits/

2012 Small Farms Conference

Anyone interested in becoming a part of, and strengthening the small farm community in Florida? The small farms conference is for you!  It will take place July 27-29, 2012 in Kissimmee, FL.  Check it out here! Sessions include: ·         Beginning Farmers and Ranchers ·         New Markets and Regulations ·         Food Safety ·         Good Bug, Bad …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/04/17/2012-small-farms-conference/

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