In this Issue:
  • 2018 Southeastern Hay Contest Entry Deadline – September 20
  • Managing Carbohydrates from Grazed Pastures for Horses with Metabolic Disorders
  • Northwest Florida Grazing School – September 14
  • Are Endophytes and Mycotoxins in Florida Forages Affecting Cattle Performance?
  • Limpograss: A Potential Forage Stockpiling Option for North Florida
  • Thinning the Pawpaw Patch in Your Pastures
  • Bahiagrass Pasture Fertilization – Is it Worth the Money?
  • Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8
  • Corn Silage and Forage Field Day – May 24
  • Friday Feature: B-Wrap Weather Protection for Hay Bales
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    2018 Southeastern Hay Contest Entry Deadline – September 20

    Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist

    It’s time again for producers from all around the Southeast to compete for who has the best hay/baleage around! Winners of the 2018 Southeastern Hay Contest will be announced on the first day of Sunbelt Ag ExpoOctober 16, 2018.

    The GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/17/2018-southeastern-hay-contest-entry-deadline-september-20/

    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/

    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/

    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/

    Limpograss: A Potential Forage Stockpiling Option for North Florida

     

    Jose Dubeux, Erick Santos, David Jaramillo, Liza Garcia, UF-IFAS NFREC

    Limpograss (Hemarthria altissima) has been successfully adopted in South Florida by livestock producers. This unique grass grows well in flatwood soils, and maintains its digestibility for longer periods than other warm-season grasses (e.g. bahiagrass and bermudagrass), making it a good candidate for stockpiling. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/01/limpograss-a-potential-forage-stockpiling-option-for-north-florida/

    Thinning the Pawpaw Patch in Your Pastures

    Pawpaws (Asimina spp.) are members of the custard family, and 10 species are known to occur in the state.  Of these 10, fourpetal pawpaw (Asimina tetramera) is on the endangered species list, but this species is found primarily in coastal pine scrub habitats in Martin and Palm Beach counties.  Most pawpaw species in Florida are …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/thinning-the-pawpaw-patch-in-your-pastures/

    Bahiagrass Pasture Fertilization – Is it Worth the Money?

    One area of management that often comes up in discussions with producers managing smaller herds is pasture fertilization.  There are several aspects that can be confusing.  The first questions are, “Should I fertilize?”  and, “Is it worth the money?”  The next question is, “How much fertilizer do I need?”  And generally, the final question, “What …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/bahiagrass-pasture-fertilization-is-it-worth-the-money/

    Beef Cattle Basics Session 2 – Reproduction Management – May 8

    Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, which has been designed to give new and experienced producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises. Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

  • Forages – Variety Selection and Establishment Procedures
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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/beef-cattle-basics-six-part-series-begins-april-12/

    Corn Silage and Forage Field Day – May 24

    The University of Florida and University of Georgia’s annual Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be held May 24, 2018 at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit – Citra, FL. The corn silage and forage field day is an extension education program promoted by the University of Florida and the University …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/corn-silage-and-forage-field-day-may-24/

    Friday Feature: B-Wrap Weather Protection for Hay Bales

    On Thursday of this week, Sun South John Deere hosted a Hay Equipment Demo Day at the UF/IFAS Marianna Beef Research Unit.  Participants at the event got to see a new product called B-Wrap demonstrated.  This week’s featured video was produced by Tama Farm Grown Solutions to introduce their partnership with John …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/friday-feature-b-wrap-weather-protection-for-hay-bales/

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