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New Insect and Mite Control Guide for Florida Cotton Growers

Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, NFREC Quincy A UF/IFAS EDIS fact sheet is now available entitled “Insect and Mite Integrated Pest Management in Florida Cotton” by Joe Funderburk, Nicole Casuso, Norman Leppla, and Michael Donahue. The guide provides growers with up-to-date information on scouting and managing insects and mites in their fields. The guide contains …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/09/new-insect-and-mite-control-guide-for-florida-cotton-growers/

Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop – September 28

The Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) group and the Florida Forest Stewardship Program will offer an Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop on September 28, 2017; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Central. This one day workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office, 3098 Airport Rd, Crestview, Florida 32539.  You are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/invasive-exotic-species-and-control-workshop-september-28/

Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop

Join us to learn about identifying and controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants like cogongrass, Japanese climbing fern, privet, and others.  We will also address exotic insects that are causing, or will cause, big headaches for forestry and natural resource professionals.  Earn pesticide applicator CEU’s, forestry CEU’s and connect with partnership and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/invasive-exotic-species-and-control-workshop/

Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System

Thanks to Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension for sending in this week’s featured video.  This video highlights an innovation developed by Hue Fussell, a farmer in Ambrose, GA who invented “The Cow Sprayer.”  The Cow Sprayer automatically applies insecticide to every cow as they walk through a portable frame gate.  For just under $ 3,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/friday-feature-the-cow-sprayer-automated-fly-control-system/

Cattle Fly Control Tips

A cloud of horn flies (the numerous white specks), Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), feeding on cows. Photo credit: Lane Foil, Louisiana State University. Source:  Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that …

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Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

Eastern Mosquitofish are small in size, but with a gargantuan appetite for mosquito larvae. The tiny terrors can eat well over their body weight daily in developing mosquitos. The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also …

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Control Options for Thirps in Peanuts and Cotton

Twin row peanut field in Jackson County. Photo: Ethan Carter Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/19/control-options-for-thirps-in-peanuts-and-cotton/

Converting from Pines to Pastures? Control Weeds before Planting

Converting timberlands to pasture releases weed seeds that often have been dormant for years.  In Walton County, bracken fern emerged in a newly established bahia pasture. Credit: Mike Goodchild With the continued expansion of beef cattle in our area, pasture and hay land is becoming scarce for new producers, and others interested in expanding their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/22/converting-from-pines-to-pastures-control-weeds-before-planting/

Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon of concentrated chelated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

Weed Control During Drought

Backpack Sprayer in Cogongrass. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Herbicide failures are common during extended dry periods. This is frustrating for the pesticide applicator due to wasted time and chemicals.  There are logical reasons why certain herbicides fail during droughts. There are two main reasons why herbicides fail in drought situations: Less herbicide absorption through the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/03/weed-control-during-drought/

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