Shep Eubanks

Author's details

Name: Shep Eubanks
Date registered: October 13, 2011

Biography

Shep Eubanks is the County Extension Director and Agriculture Agent in Gadsden County.

Latest posts

  1. Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment — September 8, 2017
  2. Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages — April 7, 2017
  3. Bermudagrass Stem Maggots Plague Panhandle Hay Producers — August 12, 2016
  4. Snakes of the Florida Panhandle: Southern Copperhead — August 12, 2016
  5. Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles — March 18, 2016

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Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Prickly Pear is one of those tenacious, tough to handle weeds that you hate to find growing in your pastures and hay fields.  It can be very difficult to control and eradicate.  This weed typically spreads and reproduces via fragmentation of original plants, such as occurs in the cultivation and planting of new pastures.  Each …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/controlling-prickly-pear-after-pasture-establishment/

Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

Although not an extremely common weed in established and well managed pastures and hayfields, Adam’s Needle (Yucca filamentosa L.) can be a persistent and unwanted weed, especially in pastures that have been recently established in reclaimed timberland, or in areas of deep sandy soils.

This field of Ecoturf perennial peanut has a small infestation at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/controlling-adams-needle-in-forages/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/12/bermudagrass-stem-maggots-plague-panhandle-hay-producers/

Snakes of the Florida Panhandle: Southern Copperhead

There are approximately 44 species of snakes found in Florida.  The Southern Copperhead is one of only six venomous snakes that one might encounter while outdoors in the Florida Panhandle.    A uniquely beautiful and secretive snake, they historically have only been found in the Panhandle counties of Gadsden, Liberty, Jackson, and Calhoun along the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/12/southern-copperhead-in-the-florida-panhandle/

Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, so in year one they come up from seed and form a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/18/winter-and-early-spring-pasture-weed-control-tips/

Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed

Every fall, about the time deer hunters begin hanging their tree stands for bow season I get calls wanting to know what this wicked weed is that is growing in the woods.  Many of our North Florida cattlemen are well familiar with Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) in pastures, but we also need to be diligent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/16/tropical-soda-apple-not-just-a-pasture-weed/

Robert Jackson Honored as Gadsden County Agricultural Innovator

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, 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 fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/09/robert-jackson-honored-as-gadsden-county-agricultural-innovator/

Raymon Thomas Honored as Holmes County Agricultural Innovator

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, 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 fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/28/raymon-thomas-honored-as-holmes-county-agricultural-innovator/

Buckeye Rot in Tomatoes

With the recent frequent rains and hot temperatures, the incidence of buckeye rot on field tomatoes has increased in Holmes County, especially on tomatoes that were not planted on plastic mulch.

This disease in tomatoes is caused by Phytophthora parasitica, and typically shows up on fruit that are touching the soil or in the lower …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/06/05/buckeye-rot-in-tomatoes/

Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have experienced. Burning provides many potential benefits to management of bermudagrass hay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/01/23/winter-burns-benefit-bermudagrass-hay-fields/

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