In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: John Deere Round Bale Accumulator Attachment
  • Perennial Peanut Field Day – May 31
  • Friday Feature: B-Wrap Weather Protection for Hay Bales
  • Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26
  • Weed of the Week: Spiderwort
  • Enhanced Florida Hay Supplier Website Offers Free Advertising for Hay Producers
  • Introducing the New UF Hay Balancer Decision-Aid for Cattle Ranchers
  • Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference
  • 2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook
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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/friday-feature-john-deere-round-bale-accumulator-attachment/

    Perennial Peanut Field Day – May 31

    The annual Perennial Peanut Field Day will be held Thursday May 31, 2018 at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida.  (155 Research Road, Quincy, Florida 32351)  There will be five presentations related to perennial peanut production, and a field tour of research plots at the station.  There will …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/perennial-peanut-field-day-may-31/

    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/

    Weed of the Week: Prickly Pear Cactus

    Prickly Pear Cactus is not a pasture weed issue everywhere in Florida, but if you have them, they can be one of the most difficult weeds to control. Prickly Pear Cactus can reproduce through fragmentation, meaning that each pad can separate from the “mother plant” and set roots, and become a new plant. Because Prickly Pear Cactus …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/weed-of-the-week-prickly-pear-cactus/

    Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26

    Hay producers are invited to come to a hay equipment demonstration field day at the Beef Unit of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. (4925 Highway 162 Greenwood, FL 32446).  Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and lunch will be provided. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/sun-south-hay-equipment-demonstration-day-april-26/

    Weed of the Week: Spiderwort

    Found across the eastern half of the United States, Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.) is a perennial species with fleshy stems and long grass-like leaves. Known to some as “Free From God Flowers” due to its purple flower clusters, it is not such a blessing to pasture owners and hay producers. Spiderwort is an issue for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/weed-of-the-week-spiderwort/

    Enhanced Florida Hay Supplier Website Offers Free Advertising for Hay Producers

    Chris Denmark and Emily Hetherington, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing and Development

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’(FDACS) Division of Marketing and Development has redesigned the Hay Suppliers web page to provide more utility for both hay producers and consumers. FDACS recognized the need for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/09/enhanced-florida-hay-supplier-website-offers-free-advertising-for-hay-producers/

    Introducing the New UF Hay Balancer Decision-Aid for Cattle Ranchers

    Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS State Beef Specialist

    At the recent Northwest Beef Conference conducted in Marianna, Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo, UF/IFAS State Beef Specialist,  introduced the UF Hay Balancer, a spreadsheet that can be used to calculate the most cost effective way to supplement cattle through the winter.  The UF Hay Balancer is a decision-aid tool …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/introducing-the-new-uf-hay-balancer-decision-aid-for-cattle-ranchers/

    Highlights, Presentations, and Decision Aids from the 2018 Northwest Florida Beef Conference

    The 33rd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show was held on Wednesday, February 14.  A record crowd of 180 ranchers, cattle industry professionals, and extension faculty participated in the event. There were five educational presentations, as well as a Trade Show of 21 businesses and organizations that provide products and services to the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/highlights-presentations-and-decision-aids-from-the-2018-northwest-florida-beef-conference/

    2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook

    Weather had a dramatic impact on range, pasture, and hay production in the Southern Region in 2017.  The dramatic extremes of excessive rainfall received in Texas and Florida from hurricanes, to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions across the Southern U.S. this fall have led to lower levels of hay production and quality in many …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/2018-southern-forage-and-hay-outlook/

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