In this Issue:
  • 2017 NFREC Beef & Forage Day – September 15
  • Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Disease Issues
  • Friday Feature: Hay Steamer
  • 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
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    2017 NFREC Beef & Forage 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/

    Potassium Deficiency in Hay Fields can Enhance Disease Issues

    The Yellow Bahiagrass Hayfield

    At the end of June, a Jackson County rancher noticed something strange about his hay field.  The field was gradually turning yellow and was not growing well.  Typically plants turn yellow as the result of a nitrogen deficiency, but this field had been fertilized for hay production.  Upon inspection, the leaves …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/potassium-deficiency-in-hay-fields-can-enhance-fungal-disease-issues/

    Friday Feature: Hay Steamer

    This week’s featured video has nothing to do with Florida farming or ranching, but I thought it was worth sharing because it showcases a farming innovation for a very different climate than the Southeast.  Recently more than 1,000 County Ag Agents from across the U.S. met in Salt Lake City, Utah for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/21/friday-feature-hay-steamer/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/uga-pasture-insect-alert/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/friday-feature-celebrate-national-forage-week-june-18-24/

    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/

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