In this Issue:
  • Barn Bugs: Insects in the Outbuildings Can Still Be a Problem
  • Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows
  • Friday Feature: The Ride Over Gate
  • Double Cropping Options for a Fall Vegetable Crop
  • Cotton Marketing News: It’s Not 90 Cents, But It’s Darn Close
  • Friday Feature: Flexnet Drip Irrigation System
  • Will Feeder Calves Maintain Their Price Levels Through the Fall?
  • FSA Offices Accepting Applications for Assistance from Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes
  • Friday Feature: UF’s New Honey Bee Research Lab
  • Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs
  • General Agriculture

    Barn Bugs: Insects in the Outbuildings Can Still Be a Problem

    By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and many more have all marshaled against successful agricultural production.

    Hopefully all have been repelled. While the focus has been on the defense of productive …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/17/barn-bugs-insects-in-the-outbuildings-can-still-be-a-problem/

    Follow BQA Guidelines When Treating and Selling Cows

    Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist 

    Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows.  Common problems include eye infections and foot rot.  Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics.

    In the past, and on very rare occasions, violative residues of pharmaceutical products have been …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/03/follow-bqa-guidelines-when-treating-and-selling-cows/

    Friday Feature: The Ride Over Gate

    Every livestock producer has daydreamed about automatic gates to make travel around ranches faster and easier.  But, it is too expensive to provide power and hydraulic cylinders for each pasture gate.  This week’s featured video was produced by the Wrangler Company in New Zealand to introduce their Ride Over GateThe ride over …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/08/03/friday-feature-the-ride-over-gate/

    Double Cropping Options for a Fall Vegetable Crop

    Fruit and vegetable production on plastic mulch is a substantial investment.  To help justify the high input cost, farmers oftentimes choose to double crop.  This practice can provide a significant amount of additional income for the farm if a good farm management plan is in place, there is a demand for the product, and the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/27/double-cropping-options-for-a-fall-vegetable-crop/

    Cotton Marketing News: It’s Not 90 Cents, But It’s Darn Close

    In deer hunting, I have too often been guilty of letting a good one walk in hopes that an even better one would come along later.  More often than not, that something better never happens.

    After climbing into the 90’s, prices (Dec futures) took a tumble to the 82-83 cent level before beginning to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/27/cotton-marketing-news-its-not-90-cents-but-its-darn-close/

    Friday Feature: Flexnet Drip Irrigation System

    This week’s featured video was produced by Netafim to introduce their FlexNet™ drip irrigation system.  Unlike traditional layflat tubing systems that must be pierced for drip-line tubing attachment, their FlextNet plastic tubing has built in connectors to prevent leaks at the hose source. These connectors can be customized to match a farmers …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/27/friday-feature-flexnet-drip-irrigation-system/

    Will Feeder Calves Maintain Their Price Levels Through the Fall?

    Cattle prices have struggled to move higher as beef supplies have been increasing. During the 3rd and 4th Quarter record supplies of animal proteins (beef, pork, and poultry) will continue to be harvested. Cold storage levels for all meat proteins are either at or above 2017 and 5-year averages. These supplies will be a price-limiting …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/20/will-feeder-calves-maintain-their-price-levels-through-the-fall/

    FSA Offices Accepting Applications for Assistance from Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes

    Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Monday, July 16, 2018 that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup began July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.

    Hurricanes and wildfires caused …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/20/nearly-2-billion-now-available-for-eligible-producers-affected-by-2017-hurricanes-and-wildfires/

    Friday Feature: UF’s New Honey Bee Research Lab

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Gainesville Sun to share the story of the completion of the brand new University of Florida Honey Bee Research & Extension Lab.  The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research Team will be moving into this wonderful new facility this month.  On June 4th,  Dr. Jamie Ellis, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/20/friday-feature-ufs-new-honey-bee-research-lab/

    Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs

     

    Farmers and ranchers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity and soil conditions on their lands for many years. Although BMPs are designed to be technically feasible and economically viable, implementing BMPs can be expensive for producers, and some practices may not be financially viable for all. Multiple …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/13/financial-assistance-for-farmers-who-implement-bmps/

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