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Cover Crop Resources

A lot of people are planting cover crops and getting them established right after harvest of cotton or peanuts. Small grains (wheat, oats, rye) and legume (clover, vetch) mixes are common and very beneficial. Cover crops are a great way to give some added nitrogen leading into the next crop…
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Nematode Sampling

Harvest is moving along, and now is the time to consider pulling nematode samples if you suspect the problem to assess populations. As long as cotton is alive, it can be a food source to continue to build populations that would be battled next year. While the food source is…
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Fire Ants in Citrus

Fire ants have been problematic this summer in newly planted satsuma trees. This was a problem new to us; as we are learning a lot about citrus from our first-time growers and we wanted to share some info on how they can damage trees, and provide some solutions. Here is…
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Upcoming Producer Meetings

Come learn more about the following topics and get answers to your questions! 1. WHIP+ Disaster Assistance.  The USDA has started signup for the disaster assistance program in response to Hurricane Michael in 2018.  Come learn about program specifics for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) and how…
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Cotton Update and Defoliation

Most of the farmers in the county are wide open with cotton harvest. We have mentioned defoliation earlier, but here is the recommended rates of the three-way as we progress into October. The dry conditions we have been having can play a role in how well defoliation works and if…
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