In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have information about concerns of nitrate poisoning in cattle, results of a new survey coming this fall, plants that can make your garden thrive with very little water, weather conditions affecting crops Read the rest of this entry »
Nitrate poisoning in cattle is a growing threat across southeastern states battling drought. And according to Dr. Kim Mullenix, Auburn University extension beef cattle specialist, drought in some areas of the state is increasing the chance for livestock forages to develop elevated nitrate levels.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services also wants to remind landowners that the deadline to apply for the Florida Forest Service Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program is Friday, July 29, 2016.
The Cost-Share Program is offered for non-industrial private lands in all Florida counties. It provides reimbursement of 50 percent of the cost to treat cogongrass infestations with herbicide for two consecutive years. Read the rest of this entry »
ST. LOUIS (July 22, 2016) – American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Greenwood, Del., soybean farmer Richard Wilkins welcomed news this morning out of Brussels that the European Union (EU) has approved three outstanding biotech soybean traits for import and processing. The approved traits include the Xtend dicamba-tolerant soybean and Vistive Gold high oleic soybean products from Monsanto, and the Balance GT FG72 soybean from Bayer CropScience. In a statement, Wilkins welcomed the action of the EU, while noting that improvements still are needed in the Read the rest of this entry »
From the University of Florida IFAS
by Beverly James
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a recent study, researchers with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in cooperation with Florida A&M University economists estimated that a 34-year program to control invasive pest mole crickets in the state has saved cattlemen approximately 13.6 million dollars a year. Over the long term, that figure balloons to 453 million dollars. Read the rest of this entry »
Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam toured a citrus grove impacted by citrus greening in Polk County Thursday. Both Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam are key advocates in the fight against HLB and have worked on both the federal and state levels to provide assistance to Florida citrus growers. Southeast AgNet’s Josh McGill was able to ask Senator Rubio this quick question.
This Sunday July 24th is National Tequila Day. Cathy Isom tells us why many Americans will be reaching for the lime and salt this weekend. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more. ?
On July 21, 2016, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) visited the Lakeland area to tour a citrus grove affected by citrus greening. Senator Rubio was joined by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. They visited Gapway Groves in Auburndale to meet with growers and industry leaders to discuss the grave problem facing Florida’s citrus industry. Rubio […]
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is at Gapway Groves in Auburndale today to see firsthand the plague facing Florida’s citrus industry. Senator Rubio is joined by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam on a tour of a grove impacted by citrus greening. Both Senator Rubio and Commissioner Putnam are key advocates in the fight against […]