Liquid Feeds for Winter Cattle Supplementation

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC

There’s nothing like the cold mornings of the past two days to remind us about the importance of supplementing our cattle herds with high-energy feeds to help them maintain their body temperature. The thermoneutral zone is defined as the range of temperatures in which cattle are …

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Managing Winter Pastures

Santa Rosa Rye

Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter nutrition is vital to both the calf’s health and the cows reproductive performance, adequate nutrition is essential.

Cool season grasses provide valuable winter and spring grazing when the warm-season perennial grasses are not …

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2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum

Tomato

2014 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 4, 2014 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida

Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service

Agenda:

Presiding: Dr. Henry G. Grant, County Extension Director, UF/IFAS, Gadsden County, FL

A.M.  (Eastern Standard Time)

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:15 Opening Remarks: Dr. Nicholas Cumberford, …

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Re-emergence of Rose Mosaic Disease in Florida Nurseries and Landscapes

Fig. 1: Chlorotic line patterns on the leaves caused by Rose mosaic disease.

Mathews Paret, Plant Pathologist, NFREC, University of Florida, Gary Knox, Horticulturist, NFREC, University of Florida, & Binoy Babu, Post-Doctoral Fellow, NFREC, University of Florida

Roses are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the U.S with a wholesale value of $194 million. Florida is the fourth largest producer of roses, with over $20 million …

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Fertilizer Basics for Pastures and Hay Fields

Soil fertility and plant nutrient management is an important part of agroecosystems. Agroecological approaches to soil fertility and nutrient management begin with soil testing. A soil test will tell you soil pH. Soil pH affects the availability of nutrients to the plant. Soil pH should be adjusted to the optimal level for each crop before …

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Greg Jubinsky Honored as Gadsden County Agricultural Innovator

Greg Jubinsky - 2014 Gadsden Ag Innovator

On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in October

Credit: Green Acre Aquaponics

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. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a …

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2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want …

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Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course December 15 & 16

AL Corn & Wheat Short Course

The 2014 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course will be held December 15 & 16 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center Auburn, Alabama.  Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s will be available for participants.  Pre-registration is required.

Agenda

Download the printer friendly brochure:  2014 AL Corn and Wheat …

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Panhandle Equine Health and Management Workshop

Photo by Jennifer Bearden

Join us for an educational evening!

Topics will include:

  • Equine Digestive System and Nutrition

  • Equine Dental Care

  • Internal Parasites of Equines

  • Quality Forages

 

When:  December 9, 2014 Time:  6-8:30pm Where:  UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy

 

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