Kalyn Waters

Author's details

Name: Kalyn Waters
Date registered: February 11, 2016
URL: http://holmes.ufl.ifas.edu

Biography

Holmes County Extension Director working in the areas of Agricultural Management in row crop, natural resources, livestock and forage production. Specialized in Beef Cattle Production in the area of reproductive, nutritional and finical management.

Latest posts

  1. Weed of the Week: Black Cherry — November 17, 2017
  2. Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern — November 3, 2017
  3. Holmes County Fall Cattle Forum – November 28 — November 3, 2017
  4. Weed of the Week: Caesar’s Weed — October 27, 2017
  5. Weed of the Week: Blackberry — October 13, 2017

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Weed of the Week: Black Cherry

Black Cherry is common across the southern half of the United States. Mature trees span from 50 to 90 feet tall with an oval silhouette shape, and low branches that normally droop to the ground. This native tree is commonly used for landscaping but can also be  found in pastures and along fence lines.

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/weed-of-the-week-black-cherry/

Weed of the Week: Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern is a common perennial fern that is found across the United States. Its ability to grow well is both dry and moist soils, as well as along tree lines, in wooded areas, and around buildings, make it a well-adapted species. While all parts of the fern are toxic, the rhizomes are most toxic, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/weed-of-the-week-bracken-fern/

Holmes County Fall Cattle Forum – November 28

Please make plans to join us on November 28th, 2017 for the Holmes County Fall Cattle Forum. The meeting will be held at the Ag Center in Bonifay, FL. A steak dinner will be sponsored by Southern Cattle Company. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November  22nd  so we can get a head count …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/holmes-county-fall-cattle-forum-november-28/

Weed of the Week: Caesar’s Weed

Caesar’s Weed is a member of the Malvaceae family, which are typically grown for ornamental purpose. Other plants in this family include Hibiscus and Cotton. Caesar’s weed is most commonly is found in disturbed areas, pastures, and perennial crop plantations. This weed is considered to be very aggressive, growing 2 to 7 feet by the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/weed-of-the-week-caesars-weed/

Weed of the Week: Blackberry

Across the southeastern United States, there are several different species of Rubus (Blackberry and Dewberry). Blackberry is a common issue for pasture owners, with it also commonly growing in fence rows, and ditch banks. Lack of management will result in well established thick stands that grow rapidly. These large stands not only reduce pasture production, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/weed-of-the-week-blackberry/

Utilizing the Information on the Tag of a Seed Bag

Fall is here so it is time to prepare for winter grazing. Once you determine the variety(s) you will be planting (2017 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida), the next step is to order and purchase the seed. However, not all seed is equal. While most cattlemen are familiar with reading feed tags, you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/utilizing-the-information-on-the-tag-of-a-seed-bag/

Weed of the Week: Maypop Passion Flower

Often recognized by its showy pink/purple flowers, Maypop Passion Flower is a native plant, found across the southern US.  Although it is sometimes used as an ornamental plant, it can become a nuisance in pastures and along fence-rows.  Once the flowers bloom, from July to September, it is easy to identify, however, it is not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/weed-of-the-week-maypop-passion-flower/

Weed of the Week: Cogongrass

Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every continent. Since being introduced Cogongrass has spread to nearly every county in Florida, and today is considered a major pest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/weed-of-the-week-cogongrass/

Weed of the Week: Coffee Senna

Coffee Senna is not only an issue for livestock producers, as seeds are toxic when consumed, it also causes issues for cotton and peanut farmers in the southern states. The scientific name Senna occidentalis comes from Arabic and Latin roots, with Senna meaning “these plants” and occidentalis meaning “western,” in reference to its origin. While closely …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/weed-of-the-weed-coffee-senna/

Weed of the Week: Sicklepod

Sicklepod is commonly known as Coffeeweed and is a major issue for livestock producers across the Southeast. This semi-woody annual legume is native to the American tropics. Sicklepod is known to be toxic, affecting liver, kidney and muscle function in livestock. The stems and leaves, as well as seeds, contain toxins, whether green or dry. 

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/weed-of-the-week-sicklepod/

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