IFAS Farm Pocket Notebook

Records and In-Field Reference
Circular 841, revised 2008

This Farm Pocket Notebook contains record forms and information.  The purpose of the notebook is to provide ready reference information and a production recordkeeping format where the information is most often needed, and most accurately recalled – in the field.   It is designed to travel with you in a shirt pocket.  The best way to make use of it, then, is to keep it with you and record crop and livestock information as it develops. This revision expands the scope of the original notebook, making it more suitable for farms throughout Florida. It increases the focus on implementation and recordkeeping of Best Management Practices (BMPs), especially Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices.  It is intended for use by smaller- to medium-sized farms producing row crops, vegetables and livestock.

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Click on pdf at the left of these pages of the Pocket Notebook to print

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Field Records

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Forage and Field Crop Planting Guides; Rainfall Normals for Selected Florida Locations

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Vegetable Planning Guide; Rainfall Record

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Weights, Measures, Conversions & Equivalents

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Amortization Tables & Formulas, Machinery Management & Cost Calculations

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Sprayer Calibration

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IPM Pest Scouting &Treatment Thresholds; IFAS Diagnostic Services

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Farm Laws; Nutrients & Alternative Pest Control for Organic Crop Production

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Livestock Information

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Herd Inventory; Vaccination & Herd Calving Records; Grazing & Lease/Rental Records

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Pesticide License Renewal CEU Record; WPS Worker & Handler Training Records

Notebook Contributors:

Larry Halsey, editor, Jefferson County Extension Director (retired)

Jim DeValerio, Bradford County Extension Agent

Jed Dillard, Jefferson County Extension Agent

Steve Gaul, Nassau County Extension Agent

Dr. Richard Sprenkel, NFREC-Quincy, IPM Specialist (retired)

Dr. Danielle Treadwell, Horticulture Sciences, Organic Specialist