In this Issue:
  • Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle
  • Spring is a Good Time to Scout Pastures for Toxic Weeds
  • Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year
  • Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App
  • March Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Reducing Beef Herd Costs in a Deflated Market
  • West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3
  • 2017 Beef Conference Presentations and Highlights
  • February Cattle & Forage Management Reminders
  • Tools for Assessing Soil Moisture
  • pasture

    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. …

    Continue reading »

    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 …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/spring-is-a-good-time-to-scout-pastures-for-toxic-weeds/

    Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year

    Every fall producers select which cool season forage varieties they want to utilize in their operations and by the following spring some are happy with the choices they made and others are not. In an effort to help producers make a more informed decision, UF/IFAS personnel, with funding from the Florida Milk Check-Off, plant a …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/cool-season-forages-what-grew-well-this-year/

    Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

    On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

    March 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, …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/march-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    Reducing Beef Herd Costs in a Deflated Market

    There is no question that cattle ranchers will have to make some challenging decisions to reduce expenses in the face of a deflated cattle market.  Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Regional Livestock Economist provided the chart above, which tracks the US weekly average for 550 pound steer calves for the past eight years.  While prices have improved …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/reducing-beef-herd-costs-in-a-deflated-market/

    West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3

    Choosing the Right Cool-season Forage

    Many different grasses, legumes, and forage blends are used for winter grazing and wildlife food plots. The livestock producer or wildlife enthusiast must choose forages that are best adapted to the soil and climatic conditions at his/her location.

    Cattle, horse, and small ruminant producers and wildlife enthusiasts from Northwest Florida …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/west-florida-winter-forage-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-3/

    2017 Beef Conference Presentations and Highlights

    The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show was held on February 8, 2017 in Marianna, at the Jackson County Extension Office.  Five speakers provided information to help beef cattle ranchers focus on “Crucial Management in Challenging Times.”  In addition to the presentations, there were 28 companies and organizations that provide products, equipment, …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/2017-beef-conference-presentations-and-highlights/

    February 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, …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/10/february-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

    Tools for Assessing Soil Moisture

    The exceptionally dry fall, followed by above average rainfall in December surprised many and it has been problematic for those trying to plant and manage winter cover or forage crops. Many might be wondering if their soils have enough moisture reserve to support a cover crop if you decide to try a late planting. This …

    Continue reading »

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/tools-for-assessing-soil-moisture/

    Older posts «