In this Issue:
  • 2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Field Day – September 15
  • Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures
  • Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter
  • Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 8
  • BMP Pasture Walk October 21
  • Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year
  • Fertilization Tips for Cool-Season Pastures
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    2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Field Day – September 15

    Friday, September 15, 2017 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit
    (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162)

    Cattle producers are invited to visit the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, near Marianna, for a Beef and Forage Field Day to be held at the beef Research Unit on Friday, September 15.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/2017-nfrec-beef-forage-day-september-15/

    Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures

    Jose Dubeux, Liza Garcia, David Jaramillo, Erick Santos, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    You might not be familiar with the term “Ecosystem Services,” but putting it simply, these are the benefits obtained from ecosystems (interactions between living organisms in a particular environment). These services benefit both people and the environment. Ecosystem …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/ecosystem-services-provided-by-grass-legume-pastures/

    Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter

    Dennis O’Brien, USDA ARS Office of Communications

    A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist in Mississippi has found a way to help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits when they use poultry litter as fertilizer.

    The practice makes sense. Poultry litter (chicken waste, spilled feed, excess feathers, and other …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/maximizing-cotton-profits-with-poultry-litter/

    Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 8

    The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 8th in the Agriculture Conference Center, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, and concludes with …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/19/northwest-florida-beef-conference-and-trade-show-february-8/

    BMP Pasture Walk October 21

    Make plans to attend an on-farm and research center pasture walk, Friday October 21st from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm Central Time. The tour group will meet at the Beef Research Unit Pavilion north of Marianna and west of Greenwood on Highway 162 (4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL).

    This half-day, Best Management Practices (BMP) on-farm …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/14/bmp-pasture-walk-october-21/

    Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year

    Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist

    Cool-season forages took a hit this year from challenging growing conditions. Summer extended into winter, so perennial summer grasses remained competitive with the cool-season forage plantings all the way into December and January. Diseases were much more plentiful, particularly on fall-planted annual ryegrass. In addition, heavy fall and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/18/salvaging-winter-forage-production-this-year/

    Fertilization Tips for Cool-Season Pastures

    Prepare your land for winter grazing by closely grazing or mowing down the existing pasture in the fall, prior to planting. This results in less water, nutrient, and light competition with the emerging cool-season forages. You can also till an area for producing cool-season forages. Forages started in tilled soil will grow faster and often …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/23/fertilization-tips-for-cool-season-pastures/