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Ergot: A Fungal Disease in Argentine Bahiagrass Found in Jackson County

Several calls have come in to the Jackson County Extension Office recently from producers regarding something unusual in their “Argentine” bahiagrass fields.  A parasitic fungal disease called ergot (Claviceps paspali) is growing on the seedheads (racemes) of Argentine… Read More

Conditions are Favorable for Bacterial Spot in Fall Tomatoes

High temperatures and wet weather produce the perfect conditions for the onset of bacterial spot in tomato fields. The disease is caused by various species of Xanthomonas bacteria. Small spots (1/8 inch) form on leaves, stems, and fruit. The leaf… Read More

New UF EDIS Fact Sheets for Horticulture Crops

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu  Each fact… Read More

News Interview: Wet Cotton and Peanut Fields developing Fungal Diseases

Jackson County farmer Craig Bishop shares his frustration with wet fields and developing fungal diseases with WJHG News Channel 7’s Bergen Baucom. Target spot in cotton, and white mold and leaf spot in peanuts are ramping up, but… Read More