Watch Out for Stinging and Venomous Caterpillars

Watch Out for Stinging and Venomous Caterpillars

With weather like this, you can’t help but get outside and explore. When stretching your legs and getting outside you are likely going to encounter caterpillars. While we typically associate these little critters with their transformation into butterflies or moths,...
Controlling Thistle in Pastures

Controlling Thistle in Pastures

Across the southeast pasture owners maybe noticing the unwelcome presence of thistles. There are nine different species of thistles in the state of Florida, but the good news (if there can be any when it comes to thistles) is that they are all controlled with the same...
Measuring and Managing Calving Distribution

Measuring and Managing Calving Distribution

As cattle producers, you know the older a calf gets the heavier they are at weaning, which translates into a larger paycheck. You are paid by the pound, and calves grow on average 1.5 to 2 pounds per day while nursing the cow. Thus, as we increase the percentage of...
Calibrating Your Boomless Pesticide Sprayer

Calibrating Your Boomless Pesticide Sprayer

Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Kalyn Waters, Holmes County Agricultural Agent Trees, fences, and uneven ground can make applying pesticides to pastures with a boom-type sprayer challenging. One way to avoid these hazards is to utilize a boomless sprayer....
Cattle Dewormer Product Options

Cattle Dewormer Product Options

Parasites are stressful for cattle. Parasite management can be stressful for producers. When you start shopping and comparing the assortment of dewormer products labeled for use in cattle, the options can be overwhelming. Knowing how critical parasite control is for...