In this Issue:
  • Weed of the Week: Dogfennel
  • Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year
  • Florida Forest Stewardship Tour of George Owens’ Silvopasture Operation – March 14
  • Weed of the Week: Common Ragweed
  • Forage Legume Conference – March 15
  • Beef Cattle Basics – Six Part Series – Begins April 12
  • Featured Video: Cool-Season Forage Plot Tour with Ann Blount
  • Weed of the Week: Arrowleaf Sida “Teaweed”
  • Escambia County Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp – February 24
  • Featured Video: Chemical Control of Chinese Privet
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    Weed of the Week: Dogfennel

    If you don’t know Dogfennel by name, odds are you have seen it! Dogfennel is a common pest in pastures in the Southeastern U.S.  Dogfennel is especially troublesome in pastures that are overgrazed, with poor fertility. It is an aggressive native perennial that is found in the Southeastern United States. While some believe that Dogfennel is only …

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    Management of Cool-Season Forages is Especially Crucial this Year

    Cool-season annuals (ryegrass, small grains, clovers, etc.) are a vital part of our forage systems here in Northwest Florida and throughout the Southeast. Generally speaking, cool-season annuals are the highest quality forage we are able to produce. The significance of these forages is evidenced by the fact that many producers time their calving seasons so …

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    Florida Forest Stewardship Tour of George Owens’ Silvopasture Operation – March 14

     

    The George C. Owens Farm is one of the most renowned silvopasture operations in the Southeastern U.S. Silvopasture combines timber with forage and livestock production. The trees are managed for high-value saw logs and, at the same time, provide shade, shelter and forage for livestock. This system reduces livestock stress and increases forage production. …

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    Weed of the Week: Common Ragweed

    Ragweed is a native plant of North America. It is a herbaceous plant that is common in tropical and subtropic environments, belonging to the Asteraceae family. Common in roadsides, canal banks, ditches, near buildings and in poorly managed lawns, it is also a major issue for cultivated fields in many areas of Florida. Flowering …

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    Forage Legume Conference – March 15

    Legumes are an economically important forage in the southern United States. With production benefits being found not only in the feeding value, but also in their ability to fix nitrogen to improve soil composition. In an effort to increase producer, industry, and university’s knowledge in the management and successful integration of legumes into southern grazing …

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    Beef Cattle Basics – Six Part Series – Begins April 12

    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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    Featured Video: Cool-Season Forage Plot Tour with Ann Blount

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Panhandle Ag Extension Team. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension was the producer,  Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension, was the director, Matt Lollar was the editor, and Dr. Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder was the anchor woman.  This video highlights the differences in cool-season forage types and varieties …

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    Weed of the Week: Arrowleaf Sida “Teaweed”

    Arrowleaf Sida is commonly known as teaweed, ironweed, or southern sida. It is a spring emerging broadleaf commonly found in pastures, pinelands, hammocks, and disturbed areas. Arrowleaf Sida is a native plant found from South Carolina, throughout Florida, and as far west as Mississippi. It has drought resistance and adaptability to a wide variety of soil …

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    Escambia County Beef Cattle & Forage Bootcamp – February 24

    UF/IFAS Escambia Extension will host the Beef Cattle & Forage Boot Camp on February 24, 2018.  The Boot Camp will be a hands-on learning opportunity for producers, with demonstrations of cattle handling, management, nutrition & forages. We will also have veteran producers on hand for individuals to visit with, and animals to view.

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    Featured Video: Chemical Control of Chinese Privet

    This week’s featured video was produced by Alabama Extension to show the results of a Chinese Privet chemical control demonstration.  This video shares the results for three techniques used for privet control: foliar (spraying leaves), cut stump, and basal bark treatment.  There is also a companion fact sheet that provides more details on controlling …

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