John Doyle Atkins

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Name: John Doyle Atkins
Date registered: October 13, 2011

Biography

John Doyle Atkins is the Agricultural Agent in Santa Rosa County.

Latest posts

  1. How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida? — June 2, 2017
  2. West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3 — February 17, 2017
  3. 2017 EscaRosa Crop Production Meeting – February 28 — February 14, 2017
  4. 2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida — December 16, 2016
  5. Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season — July 22, 2016

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How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?

You have worked hard raising quality beef and demand for locally grown food is increasing.  Perhaps you have considered selling meat from your livestock operation, but have found the regulations to be somewhat daunting.  This article highlights two UF/IFAS Publications which focus on this topic and provide answers to the many questions related to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/how-do-i-legally-sell-beef-from-my-livestock-operation-in-florida/

West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3

Choosing the Right Cool-season Forage

Many different grasses, legumes, and forage blends are used for winter grazing and wildlife food plots. The livestock producer or wildlife enthusiast must choose forages that are best adapted to the soil and climatic conditions at his/her location.

Cattle, horse, and small ruminant producers and wildlife enthusiasts from Northwest Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/west-florida-winter-forage-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-3/

2017 EscaRosa Crop Production Meeting – February 28

Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane, Jay, FL. Registration begins at 7:00 AM (CST) with the meeting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/14/2017-crop-production-meeting-jay-fl/

2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts.

The University of Florida/IFAS, West Florida Research …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/2016-corn-variety-trials-in-jay-florida/

Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season

Mid July is the time of year where, for most of us, we are at the mid-point in our peanut production season. The peanut plants, if not already lapped, are at a point where the canopy traps humidity and extends leaf wetness periods near the crown of the plant. Barriers are formed blocking movement of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/22/fungicide-considerations-for-the-mid-point-of-the-peanut-growing-season/

UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production

After the 2015 growing season, depressed prices, areas of no rain for 8 weeks and yields ranging from zero to dancing around the 6,000 pound per acre mark, Santa Rosa County producers are looking toward the 2016 season with a heightened degree of concern.

There are many decisions facing growers:
Rotation.  This practice is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/02/19/uga-peanut-update-provides-recommendations-for-2016-production/

Weather Played a Major Role on Peanut Yields in 2015

Peanut harvest is in full swing in the Florida Panhandle, but producers have had challenges to crop success in the form of disease and erratic weather this year.

White mold has been particularly troublesome this season.  On August 24th we dug and rated our University of Florida, IFAS peanut fungicide comparison plots here in Jay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/09/25/weather-played-a-major-role-on-peanut-yields-in-2015/

Dogfennel: Ugly Pasture Weeds that Reduce Bahia Production

Dogfennel is one of the most commonly occurring pasture weeds in Florida. University of Florida Weed Specialists, Brent. Sellers and Jay. Ferrel developed a publication specifically to address this troublesome pasture weed.

 Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is an aggressive native perennial found throughout much of the Southeast. Dogfennel is particularly troublesome in unimproved or overgrazed pastures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/08/dogfennel-ugly-pasture-weeds-that-reduce-bahia-production/

Managing Winter Pastures

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/11/21/managing-winter-pastures/

WFREC Extension Farm Field Day August 22

The West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) will be hosting the annual Extension Farm Field Day, on Friday, August 22.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  The farm tours will begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon, with a sponsored lunch to follow.  Following lunch there will be a one hour session for Core …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/08/15/wfrec-extension-farm-field-day-august-22/

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