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Directory of Technical Assistance1 Richard Sprenkel2 1. This document is NFREC14, one of a series of the North Florida Research and Education Center, Florida Cooperative Extension Services, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Date first printed February 2000. Please visit the EDIS Website at http://edis ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Richard Sprenkel, Professor, Department of Entomology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy FL 32351. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, or national origin. For information on obtaining other extension publications, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service office. Florida Cooperative Extension Service/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/University of Florida/Christine Taylor Waddill, Dean. The 2000 Florida Cotton Production Guidelines were designed to answer most of the commonly asked questions about cotton production in Florida. However, not all questions on particular circumstances are addressed. To provide answers to these questions, Florida cotton farmers are directed to the following sources of cotton related information.
Table 1. The following list gives the telephone numbers for voice and FAX lines of the Extension Offices in the Florida counties where cotton was commercially grown in 1997. Directory of Technical Assistance 2 County Voice Line Fax Line Alachua 352-955-2402 352-625-2402 Calhoun 850-674-8323 850-674-5553 Columbia 904-752-5384 904-839-1030 Dixie 904-498-1237 904-498-1286 Escambia 850-477-0953 850-477-2893 Gadsden 850-627-6315 850-875-7257 Gilchrist 904-463-3174 904-463-3197 Hamilton 904-792-1312 904-792-3205 Holmes 904-547-1108 904-547-6630 Jackson 850-482-9620 850-482-9287 Jefferson 904-342-0187 904-342-0225 Lafayette 904-294-1279 904-294-2016 Leon 850-487-3003 850-487-4817 Levy 904-486-5131 904-486-1614 Madison 904-973-4138 904-973-2000 Marion 904-620-3440 904-386-5855 Okaloosa 850-689-5850 850-682-5091 Okeechobee 941-763-6469 941-763-6745 Putnam 904-329-0318 904-329-1262 Santa Rosa 850-623-3868 850-623-6151 St. Johns 904-824-5464 904-829-5157 Suwannee 904-362-2771 904-364-1698
Directory of Technical Assistance 3 Table 1. The following list gives the telephone numbers for voice and FAX lines of the Extension Offices in the Florida counties where cotton was commercially grown in 1997. County Voice Line Fax Line Walton 850-892-8172 850-892-8175 Washington 850-638-6180 850-638-9827
Table 2. The following lists the University of Florida specialists who have extension responsibilities for cotton Directory of Technical Assistance 4 Specialist Speciality Voice Line FAX Dickson, Don Nematology 352-392-1901 Ext. 135 352-392-0190 Hewitt, Tim Economics 850-482-9904 850-482-9917 Kinloch, Bob Nematology 850-994-5215 Ext. 104 850-994-9589 Rhoads, Fred Irrigation, Fertility 850-875-7126 850-875-7148 Sprenkel, Richard Entomology 850-875-7128 850-875-7105 Tredaway, Joyce Weed Science 352-392-1817 352-392-1840 Wright, David Crop Management 850-875-7119 850-875-7148
Table 3. Cotton-related agencies and services. Directory of Technical Assistance 5 Service/Agency Voice Line FAX COTNET 901-278-7305 (computer) Florida Cotton Pest Hotline 800-654-8488 850-875-7105 Fl. Dept. of Agr. and Consum. Serv. (Boll Weevil Eradication) 392-373-3505 352-336-2301 Florida Poison Control center 800-282-3171 National Cotton Council 901-274-9030 901-725-0510 NFREC Insect Identification Lab 850-875-7128 850-875-7105 NFREC Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab 850-875-7154 850-875-7148 Southeast Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation 334-2237532 334-284-3908