Time to Order Cool-Season Forage Seeds

Jose Dubeux – University of Florida – NFREC Forage Management Specialist

Have you booked your seeds for cool-season pastures?

Fall is rapidly approaching, so it is time to book your cool-season forage seeds. Cool-season forages represent a great opportunity to improve livestock gain with reduced cost. Whether you are raising stocker cattle or …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Slip

In a recent newsletter, I referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as “Christmas in July.”  Well, as we all know, the new wears off eventually—even for Christmas gifts.  July was a good month, but so far August has not been. Prices have come under pressure over the past week or so, and …

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Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- September 6-9th

Pesticide Training Series

Hosted at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research & Education Center

155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351

The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on …

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Fall Cattle Seminar September 15

Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:00 – 7:30 PM Central Time
Paxton Ag Center – 22036 Hwy 331 North – Paxton, FL 32567

Fee: $5.00 – Steak Dinner Included

There are roughly 13,000 head of cattle in Walton County, making them an important part of agricultural in Walton County.  The University …

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Pecan Field Day Scheduled for Tuesday, October 4

North Florida Pecan Field Day  Tuesday, October 4 – 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy  155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351

The 2016 Florida Pecan Field Day will provide the latest research information for commercial pecan growers. This is a free, sponsored event but we …

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Friday Funny: The Cattleman’s Secret for Longevity

From his favorite rocking chair on his front porch, a 95 year old cattleman shared words of wisdom with the grandson he chose to carry on the tradition of managing the family ranch. He told his grandson, “You can’t starve a profit out of a herd, but you can sure feed it to them!”  …

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Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots continue to be a cause of consternation to producers of high quality hay in the Panhandle in 2016. Research in Georgia indicates that, since their first discovery in that state in 2010, stem maggots have spread across the southeast.  In Georgia the documented incidence of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot (BSM) has increased each …

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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 bahiagrass, in fields that have been allowed to reach maturity for seed production or delayed hay harvest.  …

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2016 Peanut Field Day a Success in Spite of the Rain

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Despite the rainy weather, the annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day was held on Thursday, August 11, 2016. The event took place at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), where specialists from both Florida and Georgia spoke to attendees regarding research findings and production management. Roughly 150 people turned out for the event regardless …

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Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day September 13

If you have irrigation or are planning on investigating in a pivot for your farm, please join us at the Irrigation and Crop Management Field Day on September 13th in Escambia County.  The Field Day will start in Sam and Scott Walker’s field near Oak Grove, Florida (very close to Walnut Hill).  The field …

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