In this Issue:
  • Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat
  • Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video
  • Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida
  • Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures
  • Controlling Adam’s Needle in Forages
  • Three Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2016 SE Hay Contest
  • Perennial Peanut, A Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes
  • Perennial Peanut Field Day July 23
  • Steve & Seth Basford Honored as Jackson County Agricultural Innovators
  • Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour Highlights
  • Perennial Peanut

    Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat

    Jose Dubeux and Liza Garcia, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center

    Improved forages are not only good for livestock, but they can also help feed bees! Managing grasslands to enhance bee habitat requires similar management practices to those needed to enhance pasture for grazing livestock. Diversification of pasture species, management …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/06/managing-grazing-land-to-enhance-bee-habitat/

    Friday Feature: Southeast Hay Contest Video

    The Southeast Hay Contest was started 14 years ago to showcase the excellent quality hay that is produced in the South.  If you take pride in producing high quality hay, this is an opportunity to see how the best hay you produce compares to other farms in the region.  This week’s featured video was …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/08/friday-feature-southeast-hay-contest-video/

    Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida

    Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist

    Over the past several years, perennial peanut producers have encountered weeds that are much more difficult to control with the standard broadleaf and grass herbicides such as 2,4-D amine and Impose (imazapic). We had observed perennial peanut tolerance to glyphosate when attempting to maintain our research plot …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/glystar-plus-now-labeled-for-perennial-peanut-in-florida/

    Ecosystem Services provided by Grass-Legume Pastures

    Jose Dubeux, Liza Garcia, David Jaramillo, Erick Santos, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center

    You might not be familiar with the term “Ecosystem Services,” but putting it simply, these are the benefits obtained from ecosystems (interactions between living organisms in a particular environment). These services benefit both people and the environment. Ecosystem …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/ecosystem-services-provided-by-grass-legume-pastures/

    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/

    Three Panhandle Farms Recognized through the 2016 SE Hay Contest

    The 2016 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) presented by Massey Ferguson was a fierce competition, with 269 entries vying for the top spot. Three Florida Panhandle Farms were recognized for excellent quality hay:  Bill Conrad, Bascom had the third place entry in the alfalfa division with an RFQ score of 238, and Stoltzfus Farms, Blountstown  RFQ-168 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/21/three-panhandle-farms-recognized-through-the-2016-se-hay-contest/

    Perennial Peanut, A Great Choice for Panhandle Pastures and Landscapes

    Driving through rural parts of the Panhandle this time of year, one will find pastures with thick green canopies, exploding with the yellow-gold flowers. Perennial peanut is in bloom. This is a highly nutritional forage option for livestock, but also makes for a beautiful urban groundcover.

    Perennial Peanut was introduced from Brazil in the mid 1930’s. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/16/perennial-peanut-a-great-choice-for-panhandle-pastures-and-landscapes/

    Perennial Peanut Field Day July 23

    Perennial Peanut Field Day Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

    9:30 AM EST Registration – $10 per person
    UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida

    The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and the University of Florida are teaming up to host a tour of ongoing perennial peanut research at the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/15/perennial-peanut-field-day-july-23/

    Steve & Seth Basford Honored as Jackson County Agricultural Innovators

    On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/09/18/steve-seth-basford-honored-as-jackson-county-agricultural-innovators/

    Jackson Cattlemen’s Tour Highlights

    The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association hosted their annual tour on August 13, 2015.  This year’s tour went to two farms and the local research station.  More than 80 people attended the tour this year.  MWI Veterinary Supply, Southern States and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida sponsored the event and covered the expenses of lunch and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/21/jackson-cattlemens-tour-highlights/

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