Kalyn Waters

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


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: Broomsedge — January 19, 2018
  2. Weed of the Week: Chickweed — January 12, 2018
  3. Weed of the Week: Fireweed — January 5, 2018
  4. Heifer Development Field Day – January 9 — December 15, 2017
  5. Weed of the Week: Black Cherry — November 17, 2017

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Weed of the Week: Broomsedge

Broomsedge is an economically important weed in the southern United States, with it typically being found in low fertility pastures. By itself, prescribed burning has little impact/control on Broomsedge as it only removes biomass above ground, and has little impact on the root system. Broomsedge is best controlled through chemical control with the use of Glyphosate. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/weed-of-the-week-broomsedge/

Weed of the Week: Chickweed

According to Dr. Brent Sellers, UF Weed Specialist, weeds in pastures cost Florida ranchers an excess of $180 million annually. Weeds reduce forage yields and quality. Chickweed is a common winter annual, broad-leaf weed found across the Southeastern U.S., and is one of many weeds that cause issues in pasture management. While most commonly found in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/weed-of-the-week-chickweed/

Weed of the Week: Fireweed

Currently, across the Panhandle of Florida and the Southeast, Fireweed is popping up around structures, fence lines and other areas where bare dirt is present.

Fireweed is well known for its stinging hairs that are easily embedded in the skin. These hairs carry toxins that cause extreme irritation for hours, if your skin is exposed to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/05/weed-of-the-week-fireweed/

Heifer Development Field Day – January 9

Heifer development is a critical part of every operation in the cattle industry. In a continued effort to support and facilitate successful replacement heifer development, the Florida Heifer Development Program will host the annual Field Day on January 9th at the Beef Unit Pavilion at the NFREC-Marianna. The day will start with registration at 8:30 AM CST. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/heifer-development-field-day-january-9/

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.

The …

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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/

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/

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