GAINSVILLE, Fla. — The 2019 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was Thursday, March 7, 2019. Extension Specialists from Florida and Georgia spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida and Georgia), as well as for Certified Crop Advisors.
Following Hurricane Michael, overall attendance was down this year, but we still had a successful turnout of 87 people. Attendees represented ten Florida counties, three Georgia counties, and 1 Alabama county. The event featured eight presentations and a trade show of 20 vendors and organizations that provide products and services to the industry.
The focus of the Short Course was peanut and cotton production, but other crops were also addressed during some of the presentations. Speaker topics included an update from the Florida Peanut Producers Association, information regarding peanut and cotton varieties, dicamba updates, pest management (insect, disease, nematode), and the market outlook.
The following recap provides a short summary of what was discussed by each speaker, as well as direct links to download PDF (printable) versions of the presentations given at the event.
—Ethan Carter, UF/IFAS