In this Issue:
  • Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 9-11
  • Highlights and Presentations from the 2018 Forage Legume Conference
  • Citrus Health Forum – April 19
  • US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017
  • Carinata SPARCs Interest as a Winter Crop for the Southeast U.S.
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!
  • Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour
  • Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights
  • High Tunnel Exclusion Systems for Improved Pest Management
  • Satsumas Return to North Florida
  • Conference

    Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 9-11

     

    The 2018 Beef Short Course Program Committee and the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences encourage cattle ranchers to attend the 67th annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course in Gainesville, Florida May 9-11, 2018. The Short Course will be held at the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611.

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    Highlights and Presentations from the 2018 Forage Legume Conference

    Jose Dubeux, Forage Management Specialist, North Florida Research and Education Center, lead the team that organized the Forage Legume Conference, that was held on March 15, 2018, in Marianna, Florida. There were 105 cattle and hay producers, industry representatives, as well as extension and research faculty, and students from the University of Florida that participated …

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    Citrus Health Forum – April 19

    The faculty and staff at the North Florida Research and Education Center would like to invite citrus producers to the Citrus Health Forum, to be held April 19, 2018, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, in Quincy, Florida.  Potential attendees of this meeting will include citrus growers, nursery owners, extension agents, …

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    US Cattle Herd Expansion Slows but Continues through 2017

     

    On January 31, 2018 the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their annual January 1 Cattle Inventory Report.  The total U.S. cattle inventory was estimated to be 94.4 million head, which was a 1% increase as compared to 93.7 million on January 1, 2017. Since January 1, 2014 the total cattle inventory …

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    Carinata SPARCs Interest as a Winter Crop for the Southeast U.S.

    Ian Small, Ramdeo Seepaul, Mike Mulvaney and David Wright, UF/IFAS Researchers

    This week a Qantas jet flew from the United States to Australia using biofuel generated from Brassica carinata (carinata). This event was just one of several exciting developments involving carinata that have happened over the past year. Strong …

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    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Agenda Now Available!

    Join us for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on February 19 & 20 in Pensacola! Registration includes a farm tour, dinner after the tour, breakfast & lunch the next day, and excellent educational sessions. The complete agenda is now available.  Use your mouse or finger to “click” on the image below for full screen …

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    Explore Local Agriculture on the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

    Explore Local Agriculture at the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour

    Come explore local farms, markets, and centers of agricultural research in West Florida and South Alabama during the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Pre-Conference Tour and Conference, February 19 and 20, hosted by UF/IFAS Extension.

    On Monday, February 19, from 1 p.m. …

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    Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights

    The Panhandle Ag Extension Team hosted the inaugural Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on Tuesday, October 11.  The conference featured three concurrent session tracks for participants to choose from, a keynote address on whole farm business profitability, and a locally sourced lunch cooked by the Jackson County Master Gardeners.  More than 120 people attended the …

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    High Tunnel Exclusion Systems for Improved Pest Management

    Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator

    Dr. Ayanava Majumdar is an Extension Entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. His work focuses on finding practical solutions for managing insect pests that affect peanut and vegetable crops. “Dr. A,” as he is commonly known, has developed a very strong relationship …

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    Satsumas Return to North Florida

    Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator

    Tour a Satsuma Grove on October 11

    There was a time when citrus production was booming in North Florida. In the 1920’s, Jackson County, Florida, was known as the Satsuma capital of the World. Satsuma is a citrus variety with excellent eating quality that is cold …

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