In this Issue:
  • Managing Carbohydrates from Grazed Pastures for Horses with Metabolic Disorders
  • Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!
  • Time to Order Winter Forage Seed and Ryegrass Seed Comparison
  • Northwest Florida Grazing School – September 14
  • Get the Most Out of Your Pasture Herbicide Applications
  • Friday Feature: The Ride Over Gate
  • FSA Offices Accepting Applications for Assistance from Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes
  • Are Endophytes and Mycotoxins in Florida Forages Affecting Cattle Performance?
  • Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs
  • Friday Feature: John Deere Round Bale Accumulator Attachment
  • Forage & Pasture

    Managing Carbohydrates from Grazed Pastures for Horses with Metabolic Disorders

    Marcelo Wallau, Lori Warren, Carissa Wickens, Jose Dubeux and Doug Mayo, UF/IFAS Extension

    As extension specialists, we are often asked about nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) in forages and the potential risks grazing poses to insulin-resistant horses. Numerous blog posts and reports have been written on the topic, alarming horse owners everywhere. However, for horses …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/10/metabolic-disorders-in-horses-and-nonstructural-carbohydrates-from-grazed-pastures/

    Poisonous Plant? Take a Closer Look, but Not Too Close!

    During summer and fall, a lot of us spend hours trekking through forested areas and pasture lands, either for work, if we are lucky, or by simply enjoying the great outdoors. Unfortunately, there are not-so-nice life forms that also enjoy this time of year, like poisonous plants. There is a long, long list of enemies when …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/10/poisonous-plant-take-a-closer-look-but-not-too-close/

    Time to Order Winter Forage Seed and Ryegrass Seed Comparison

    Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist Book Your Seed Soon

    I don’t mean to be an alarmist, but… you may want to buy your winter grazing seed soon. Annual ryegrass seed supplies are tight, and the prices look to be as high or higher than last year. Small grain seed supplies are rumored to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/10/time-to-order-winter-forage-seed-and-ryegrass-seed-comparison/

    Northwest Florida Grazing School – September 14

    The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will be hosting the Northwest Florida Grazing School on Friday, September 14, 2019, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM central time.  This Grazing School will all be taught in the field with demonstrations.  There will be no PowerPoint lectures in a classroom, but instead will consist solely of field demonstrations …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/10/northwest-florida-grazing-school-september-14/

    Get the Most Out of Your Pasture Herbicide Applications

    If you have pastures or hay fields, weeds will always be an issue. Good fertility and grazing management will go a long way towards keeping weeds in check and these factors should be evaluated and addressed as a means of weed prevention. However, chances are that from time to time it will become necessary to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/03/get-the-most-out-of-your-pasture-herbicide-applications/

    Friday Feature: The Ride Over Gate

    Every livestock producer has daydreamed about automatic gates to make travel around ranches faster and easier.  But, it is too expensive to provide power and hydraulic cylinders for each pasture gate.  This week’s featured video was produced by the Wrangler Company in New Zealand to introduce their Ride Over GateThe ride over …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/03/friday-feature-the-ride-over-gate/

    FSA Offices Accepting Applications for Assistance from Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes

    Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Monday, July 16, 2018 that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup began July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.

    Hurricanes and wildfires caused …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/20/nearly-2-billion-now-available-for-eligible-producers-affected-by-2017-hurricanes-and-wildfires/

    Are Endophytes and Mycotoxins in Florida Forages Affecting Cattle Performance?

     

    Ann Blount, Sunny Liao, Ko-Hsuan Chen, Marcello Wallau, Doug Mayo, Brittney Justesen and Clay Cooper

    Endophytes are naturally occurring organisms that often live in symbiosis internally in many of our forage species. Basically, endophytes are good for plants to associate with. They are typically a bacteria or fungus that lives within a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/are-endophytes-and-mycotoxins-in-florida-forages-affecting-cattle-performance/

    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 BMPs can be expensive for producers, and some practices may not be financially viable for all. Multiple …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/financial-assistance-for-farmers-who-implement-bmps/

    Friday Feature: John Deere Round Bale Accumulator Attachment

    Last year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA, several farmers shared with me that they saw an interesting innovation from John Deere, an attachment to round balers that allows more control of where bales are place in the hay field after baling.  This week’s featured video was produced by John Deere to …

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