In this Issue:
  • Friday Feature: PTO Quick Connector
  • Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26
  • Friday Feature: Celebrating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors
  • Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16
  • Farming is Noisy Business – Don’t Let it Steal Your Hearing!
  • Featured Video: Variable Rate Pivot Irrigation
  • Time for a Change: Coolant System Maintenance
  • Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2
  • Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage
  • Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines
  • Farm Equipment

    Friday Feature: PTO Quick Connector

    This week’s video was produced by Tractor PTO Link to demonstrate a unique innovation, a simple and effective quick connector for Tractors and Power Take Off (PTO) implements.  Anyone who has ever struggled to connect the greasy, dirty PTO Shaft of a sprayer, mower, hay baler, chopper, tiller or any other type of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/20/friday-feature-pto-quick-connector/

    Sun South Hay Equipment Demonstration Day – April 26

    Hay producers are invited to come to a hay equipment demonstration field day at the Beef Unit of the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. (4925 Highway 162 Greenwood, FL 32446).  Registration begins at 9:30 AM, and lunch will be provided. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/sun-south-hay-equipment-demonstration-day-april-26/

    Friday Feature: Celebrating 100 Years of John Deere Tractors

    This week’s featured video was produced by John Deere to celebrate their century of farm equipment manufacturing.  On March 14, 1918, John Deere purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company that manufactured the Waterloo Boy Tractor.  This video highlights a few of the key milestones of farm equipment innovation from John Deere  over …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/16/friday-feature-celebrating-100-years-of-john-deere-tractors/

    Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training – March 16

    Friday March 16, 2018 10:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern, 9:00-11:00 Central Live Video Conference to be hosted simultaneously by UF/IFAS Extension Offices across North Florida

    Purpose of the Training

    In 2017, dicamba resistant crops were registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive dicamba herbicide applications over-the-top of growing cotton or soybean …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/09/mandatory-dicamba-resistant-crop-training-march-16/

    Farming is Noisy Business – Don’t Let it Steal Your Hearing!

    I wear hearing aids, so that makes the subject of hearing loss near and dear to my heart!  My hearing loss is due primarily to long term exposure to noisy equipment.  Let’s face it, farming is a noisy occupation!  The damage to hearing from exposure to loud noise is often undetectable – until it’s too …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/farming-is-noisy-business-dont-let-it-steal-your-hearing/

    Featured Video: Variable Rate Pivot Irrigation

    This week’s featured video was produced by Alabama Extension to share the results of a successful project installing a variable rate center pivot irrigation system on a farm.  They used a combination of advanced soil mapping and soil moisture sensors to develop the map needed to program the equipment and to guide irrigation scheduling.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/featured-video-variable-rate-pivot-irrigation/

    Time for a Change: Coolant System Maintenance

    The seasonal slowdown is underway, at least for some of the farm’s rolling stock and motorized equipment. This does not equate to an idle period for the farm manager, who is responsible for maintaining the engines of agriculture production.

    One of those maintenance chores is the servicing of engine cooling systems, a critical component to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/01/time-for-a-change-coolant-system-maintenance/

    Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

    In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/17/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest-part-2/

    Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

    At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I enjoyed asking them, “What was the coolest thing you saw today?”  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/friday-feature-baler-wrapper-combo-for-baleage/

    Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines

    Today, August 11 is “National 811 Day,” so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.”

    There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact, there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm/

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