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Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices

Prior to this week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales.  There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger with this week’s report.  There was some belief that the crop is actually less than …

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Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes? Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are a …

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How Can I Control Those Pesky Mosquitoes?

Are you plagued with mosquitoes in your yard? Does it seem like you have a greater infestation than your neighbors? There may be some solutions to solve the problem other than using pesticides that negatively impact beneficial insects in your landscape. Asian tiger mosquito. Photo credit: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org. Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they …

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Those Terrific Terrapins

They are marvelous creatures and there are very few panhandle residents who know what they are. My wife and I were introduced to Diamondback Terrapins by George Heinrich in 2005. George was the president of a nonprofit, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust, and a member of the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, a national group of terrapin …

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How Did Those Weeds Get in My Landscape?

Just when you think your battle against weeds is over for the summer, cooler nighttime temperatures and shorter days spark the beginning of a new crop of your least favorite plants. The question of many homeowners is: how did all the weeds get into my landscape? There are many ways that weeds make it to …

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Check Those Passalong Plants

It’s Growing So Well It Must Be A Good Plant. Right? Lantana camera Nandina domestica You know that plant in the corner of the yard that seems to be taking over? It’s the one that your friend “passed along” because they had plenty of them and wanted to share. After all, it grows so well. …

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Those Falling Leaves Are Useful

This is the time of year when leaves are turning shades of yellow and red and falling from the trees. And this spurs homeowners to get out there with their rakes and rid them from their lawns. This is a good practice as too many leaves will shade out the grass and decrease the quality …

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Douse Those Pests With Oil!

For centuries, people annoyed with plant pests have used oils to control insects, mites, and even some fungal diseases. Current oil products are better than ever! Sample oil products for pest control. Photo by Mary Derrick. Commercially available horticultural oils are mineral oils from refined petroleum products. Impurities are removed and then an emulsifying agent …

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Protect Those Soybeans

Field devastated by Asian Soybean Rust in 2012 As the number of acres of soybeans planted in the Panhandle have increased this year, so have the number of questions on pest and disease management for this crop.  Most questions center around what to spray and when to spray it.   So let’s start with what to …

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What are those “Sandy-Mounders” anyway?

Pocket Gophers push soil to the surface creating these dirt mounds as they dig their underground tunnels. Have you ever wondered what those mounds of soil are that seem to appear from nowhere in surrounding fields and pastures?  They are actually dirt mounds dug by the southeastern pocket gopher. The southeastern pocket gopher, Geomys pinetis, …

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