In this Issue:
  • Forestry Seminar June 30
  • Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop July 13
  • Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program
  • Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings
  • Things to Consider Before Selling Your Timber
  • Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed
  • Florida Forestry Economic Highlights
  • Southern Pine Beetle Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications
  • Identify Cogongrass Now: Look for the Seedheads
  • Converting Planted Pine to Silvopasture Benefits Cattle & Timber
  • Forestry

    Forestry Seminar June 30

    Forestry Seminar

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Walton County Extension Office

    9:45 am2:00 pm

    Come learn about the latest on forest herbicides, cogon grass control, predicting future growth of your southern pines, cost-share programs and grazing livestock in the pines. Agenda

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    Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop July 13

    9 am to 2 pm, July 13, 2016 Eastern

    4 FL CEUs, 3.5 CFEs

    University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351

    AGENDA

    • 8:15 Meet and Greet, coffee
    • 9:00 Welcome, Pat Minogue, R.F.,  Associate Professor …

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    Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on April 20, 2016 that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 29, 2016.

    “Cogongrass is one of the most aggressive weeds in Florida and is capable of rapidly choking …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/29/forest-service-offering-cogongrass-control-cost-share-program/

    Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

    Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two of the main reasons prescribe burns are recommended for young longleaf plantations:

  • Longleaf pine seedling do not compete well with vegetation, and will stay in the grass stage for years, if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings, along with …

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    Things to Consider Before Selling Your Timber

    A growing number of Panhandle landowners have limited experience when it comes to managing and marketing timber.  In many cases it is an heir, or a next generation land owner who actually manages the timber sales for the family farm.  Be aware that there are unscrupulous timber harvesters out there who promise landowners a fair …

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    Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed

    Every fall, about the time deer hunters begin hanging their tree stands for bow season I get calls wanting to know what this wicked weed is that is growing in the woods.  Many of our North Florida cattlemen are well familiar with Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) in pastures, but we also need to be diligent …

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    Florida Forestry Economic Highlights

    Source FL Forestry News:  Official Newsletter of the Florida Forestry Service
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    Since the 1930s, natural resource managers have relied on the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program, the most comprehensive forest monitoring and analysis system in existence. FIA is a reliable means of gauging changes to wildlife habitat, …

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    Southern Pine Beetle Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

    Applications From Private Forest Landowners Will Be Accepted June 6-July 18

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program. The sign-up period will run from June 6 through …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/15/southern-pine-beetle-assistance-program-now-accepting-applications/

    Identify Cogongrass Now: Look for the Seedheads

    We are well into spring and a wide variety of plants are showing off their colorful blooms. As lovely as most of the blooms are, some springtime colors are an unwelcome sight. Such is the case with the showy, white seedhead that is produced by Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica). The presence of Cogongrass – a highly …

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    Converting Planted Pine to Silvopasture Benefits Cattle & Timber

     

    Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice where a combination of trees, forage, and livestock are  jointly managed to optimize production of all three. The term “silvopasture” means “forest-pasture,” where “silvo” is derived from a Latin word that means “forest.” Silvopasture can be established either by planting trees in an existing pasture, or by planting forage …

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