Tag Archive: Season

Crop Nematode Damage a Serious Issue this Season

After back to back mild winters, the 2017 growing season has been a banner year for pests. Prolonged cold weather normally diminishes pest populations, but this year pests of all types survived winter with populations that have increased dramatically. Most of the growing season, whiteflies were the major concern across fruit, vegetable and agronomic crops. …

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Readying Your Raised Beds for Northwest Florida’s Best Gardening Season

I had to do a hard thing last week.  My battle-worn okra, eggplant and pepper plants that had produced so reliably since June and endured all the summertime challenges (heat, insects, disease, and a hurricane to name a few) were finally pulled out of my raised bed garden and discarded.  A combination of lowered yields, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/10/readying-your-raised-beds-for-northwest-floridas-best-gardening-season/

With Hurricane Season Approaching, Are You Prepared for an Evacuation?

Hurricane season begins this year on June 1st and ends November 30th. As Floridians, we face the possibility of hurricanes each year. This simply goes with the territory. During these months, it’s important to plan for the threat of a hurricane, and at the same time hope, it never happens. First and foremost, you may …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/21/with-hurricane-season-approaching-are-you-prepared-for-an-evacuation/

Active Wildfire Season in 2017

More than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017 (Click on image to enlarge to full screen) Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/active-wildfire-season-in-2017/

March Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

National Weather Service March 2017 rainfall estimates for the Florida Panhandle. Rainfall The National Weather Service rainfall estimates ranged from as little as 0.5″ to 4″ across the Florida Panhandle in March 2017.  The western counties had higher totals with 3-4″ in the tan sections, and 2-3″ in the yellow.  The eastern counties ranged from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/march-weather-summary-planting-season-outlook/

Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year

Washington County Milk Checkoff Cool-Season Forage Demonstration Plots. Photo: Mark Mauldin Every fall producers select which cool season forage varieties they want to utilize in their operations and by the following spring some are happy with the choices they made and others are not. In an effort to help producers make a more informed decision, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/24/cool-season-forages-what-grew-well-this-year/

Preparations for Foaling Season

Late Pregnant Mare photo credit: Brinkley-Bissenger As we move into February you begin to notice that, little by little, the days are getting longer. Mares bred in the previous spring are beginning to track wider. Anticipation of the upcoming foal crop should prompt you to make necessary preparations.  As you develop the management calendar, you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/11/preparations-for-foaling-season/

Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/28/check-serpentine-belts-this-winter-to-prevent-growing-season-breakdowns/

Disease Management Strategies for the 2017 Watermelon Season

Figure 1. A field infected with Fusarium wilt. Areas with missing plants are regions that have higher levels of inoculum. Recording this damage can be useful for future disease management at this site. by Nicholas S. Dufault, Bimal S. Amaradasa and Mason J. Newark With the watermelon production season starting in Florida, now is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/20/disease-management-strategies-for-the-2017-watermelon-season/

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Has Officially Ended… and what a season it was

October 31st not only reminds all that the ghost and goblins are out and about, but that the sea turtle nesting season is complete for another year. These federally protected animals typically begin nesting in late April and continue into the month of October – but there is almost always someone late to the party… …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/04/sea-turtle-nesting-season-has-officially-ended-and-what-a-season-it-was/

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