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Panahandle Ag 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards

Reader's Choice AwardPanhandle Agriculture e-News was started in April of 2012, to keep farmers and ranchers informed about best management practices, current issues, pest alerts, ongoing research, and upcoming educational events.  County Agents and State Specialists published 207 articles in 2013.  All total, the project generated over 36,000 web page visits in 2013.  Use the comment section below to provide some feedback so the information you need most is provided each week, and when you have an opportunity, let your County Agent know how feel about Panhandle Agriculture e-News.

The 2013 Reader’s Choice Award goes to:  Roy Carter, Gulf County Extension  for his article Managing Hive Robbing Behavior in Bees, published June 28, 2013, with a total of 602 page views.  In second place was Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions, written by Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension, & Ann Blount, UF/IFAS NFREC, with 327 page views. Judy Ludlow, Calhoun County Extension, took third place with Warm Season Fish Pond Management, which received 307 page views.  Shep Eubanks, Holmes County Extension, received honorable mention for his article Peanut Maturity Determination, which received 301 page views.

Below are the 50 most read Panhandle Ag e-News articles in 2013, excluding event, government program, and award announcements.  Browse through and take a look at the articles you may have missed.  All of the articles posted on the website are searchable by topic or keyword, so if you don’t find a topic of interest, go to the home page and use the search box to see what has been posted on the topic.

50 Most Read Panhandle Ag e-News Articles in 2013

1

Managing Hive Robbing Behavior in Bees

2

Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions

3

Warm Season Fish Pond Management

4

Peanut Maturity Determination

5

Carinata: A Crop with Potential for Florida’s Farmers

6

Protect Young Satsuma Trees when Temperatures drop into the 20′s

7

Heavy Rains Cause Fertility Problems for Farmers & Ranchers

8

Genetically Modified (GM) Crops: Straight Talk on Complex, Often Controversial Technologies.

9

Raisin’ Cane and Making Syrup — An Ol’ Florida Tradition

10

Paraquat Tank Mix Compatibility Issues

11

Have you seen this Goatweed?

12

Spotted Wilt Virus in Tomato

13

New Small Farm Poultry and Egg Regulations Coming

14

Citrus Canker found in Northwest Florida

15

Deer Antler Abnormalities

16

Satsuma: a New (Old) Alternative Crop for North Florida

17

Researchers Seek Cure For New Watermelon Pathogen

18

Imported Fire Ant Considerations for Livestock Operations

19

Managing Fireweed In Pastures

20

Peanut Harvest is Just Beginning

21

2013 Cotton Harvest Timing and Defoliation

22

Managing Crimson Clover to Reseed

23

Excessive Rain Creates Many Problems for Growers

24

U-scout: An Excellent Resource for Vegetable Disease Diagnosis

25

Peanut Maturity Update

26

Factors that Affect Corn Kernel Abortion

27

“Sodbuster” Radish- an Alternative for Winter Cover Crops

28

Mepiquat Timing on Cotton

29

Round Bale Silage, a Viable Option for Rain-Weary Hay Producers.

30

Wildlife is on the Move in Florida’s Fall and Winter

31

Panhandle Fresh Looking for More Farmers

32

USDA Releases Farm Land Value Report

33

Benefits of Prescribed Burning

34

Aquafarming… Florida’s Underwater Agriculture!

35

Is my Small Farm Organic?

36

Growing Pasture Under Shade a Challenging Mix

37

Target Spot on the Increase in Cotton

38

Kudzu Bugs in Washington County

39

South Dakota Blizzard Devastates Ranchers

40

Caterpillars Are Eating Well In Wakulla County

41

Control Wild Hogs to Prevent Crop Damage

42

Optimum Soil Fertility is an Essential Part of Weed Control

43

Managing Cattle “Shrink” at Shipping to Increase Profits

44

Under Cover: The Revealing Story behind Cover Crops

45

Spring Appearance of Ground Bees

46

Conditions are Prime for White Mold in Peanuts

47

Get Ready for Cotton Thrips

48

Soil Test First!

49

Leafhopper-burn in Peanuts

50

Winter Feeding the Annual Dilemma