In this Issue:
  • UGA Pasture Insect Alert
  • Friday Feature: Celebrate National Forage Week June 18-24
  • June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • When is the Best Time to Fertilize Your Perennial Pastures?
  • 2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast
  • May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages
  • Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5
  • Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle
  • Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds
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    UGA Pasture Insect Alert

    Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

    While doing plot work at the Sunbelt Ag Expo late this week, Dr. Lisa Baxter (a post-doc in our program hired to assist with our stem maggot research) and I observed bermudagrass stem maggot pressure in our bermudagrass stands there. Alicia, Coastal, Russell, Tifton 44, and common bermudagrass had all suffered more than …

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    Friday Feature: Celebrate National Forage Week June 18-24

    National Forage Week is Sunday June 18 through Saturday June 24, 2017.  This week’s featured video, produced by the American Forage and Grassland Council, highlights some of the positive impacts of forage production in the U.S.  If you are a forage producer, please share this video using your social media accounts to …

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    June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/june-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    When is the Best Time to Fertilize Your Perennial Pastures?

    Cheryl Mackowiak, Soils Specialist

    It is June and we are fast approaching the longest day of the year (June 21st). You may wonder what day length has to do with timing your fertilizer applications. In general, perennial pasture grasses are photoperiod sensitive. In other words, their growth and flowering (seed head formation) respond to day …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/when-is-the-best-time-to-fertilize-your-perennial-pastures/

    2017 Hay Contest Seeks Best Hay and Baleage in the Southeast

    Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast can earn major prizes at the 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest presented by Massey Ferguson. Thanks to Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship, and major support from sponsors for each of the seven categories in the SE Hay Contest, winners can take home cash …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/2017-hay-contest-seeks-best-hay-and-baleage-in-the-southeast/

    May Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

    UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/may-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages

    Although not an extremely common weed in established and well managed pastures and hayfields, Adam’s Needle (Yucca filamentosa L.) can be a persistent and unwanted weed, especially in pastures that have been recently established in reclaimed timberland, or in areas of deep sandy soils.

    This field of Ecoturf perennial peanut has a small infestation at …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/controlling-adams-needle-in-forages/

    Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5

    The Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is one of the premier educational events provided annually by the University of Florida.  The 2017 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 3-5 in Gainesville, Florida on the campus of the University of Florida. This year marks the 66th year of the Florida Beef Cattle Short …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/31/florida-beef-cattle-short-course-may-3-5/

    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 fields, ranging from what appeared to be viral discoloration, fungal diseases, and cold damage. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/field-report-sick-oats-in-the-panhandle/

    Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds

    Spring is a good time to walk your pastures to scout for toxic weeds. Summer pastures are just greening up, but are still short, and warm season weeds are just beginning to pop up out of the ground.  In almost every case, it is much easier to kill small weeds as young plants, than to …

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