2019 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

2019 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

A. Blount, M. Wallau, E. Rios, J. M. B. Vendramini, J. C. B. Dubeux, Md. A. Babar, K. E. Kenworthy, and K. H. Quesenberry, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department Perennial warm-season pasture grasses used in Florida become dormant in late fall and winter because of short days,...
Southern Cover Crop Conference – July 16-17

Southern Cover Crop Conference – July 16-17

Make plans to attend the 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference that will be held on July 16-17 at Auburn University.  The first day of the conference will take place at Auburn Hotel and Conference Center. Speakers will cover topics related to maximizing benefits of...
Preparing for an El Niño Winter

Preparing for an El Niño Winter

Farmers in the Western Panhandle are in agreement — dry weather is needed to get the crops out to gins and buying points.  Currently, climatologists are predicting a 62% chance of experiencing El Niño conditions for the next 3 months. What does that mean to a farmer...
Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs

Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs

  Farmers and ranchers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity and soil conditions on their lands for many years. Although BMPs are designed to be technically feasible and economically viable, implementing...
Field Report:  Sick Oats in the Panhandle

Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle

Ethan Carter, Crop IPM Regional Agent and Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Crop aftershocks related to last week’s weather conditions (cold, overcast, and wet) were felt this week across in the Florida Panhandle. Growers reported a variety of symptoms in their oat...
Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

  As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option for many producers in the Florida Panhandle. One Escambia County grower planted an interesting cover crop mixture that has garnered a lot of attention locally this summer....