In this Issue:
  • Florida Sod Production BMP Manual is Being Revised
  • Weed of the Week: Chinese Tallow
  • Featured Video: Variable Rate Pivot Irrigation
  • Maximize Your Farm’s Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations and FDACS Cost-Share Program
  • Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management
  • Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video
  • Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields
  • Winter Pastures Looking Yellow? It Could be a Sulfur Deficiency
  • Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat
  • Friday Feature: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots
  • Natural Resources

    Florida Sod Production BMP Manual is Being Revised

     

    Bryan Unruh, UF/IFAS Turf Specialist

    Sod production in Florida contributes approximately $300 million to the state’s economy annually. As the economy continues to rebound and new houses are built to accommodate Florida’s population growth, sod will also see an increase in demand, which bodes well for Florida’s sod producers.

    Best management …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/florida-sod-production-bmp-manual-is-being-revised/

    Weed of the Week: Chinese Tallow

    Chinese Tallow is an invasive tree that is now well established in the Southern United States. It first became a concern in natural areas, due to its invasive nature and adverse effect on native communities of plants. Chinese tallow was first recognized as an issue in the Carolinas in the 1970s, and since has spread through …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/26/weed-of-the-week-chinese-tallow/

    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/

    Maximize Your Farm’s Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations and FDACS Cost-Share Program

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations, along with cost-share funds to increase on-farm energy efficiency for agricultural producers in Florida. This includes all types of operations, such as row crop, fruit and vegetable farms, nurseries, livestock and poultry operations, dairies, and aquaculture farms.

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/12/maximize-your-farms-energy-efficiency-with-free-evaluations-and-fdacs-cost-share-program/

    Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

    The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers handle their waste and garbage.  The statewide survey will track chemical packaging and organic waste management across a number of different kinds of agricultural practices.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/input-requested-for-a-uf-study-on-farm-waste-management/

    Friday Feature: Cindale Farms 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Video

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) to showcase the 2017 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award winners. Cindale Dairy, near Marianna, FL was one of three Florida farms recognized by FDACS in November 2017.  In addition to the video, you can also read about the dairy in the article that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/friday-feature-cindale-farms-2017-agricultural-environmental-leadership-award-video/

    Now is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

    Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test!

    Fertilizer expenses are 46% of your total operational costs in corn in the South. That number is 24% for cotton, and 15% for peanuts. Fertilizer is the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/11/03/now-is-the-time-to-soil-test-crop-fields/

    Winter Pastures Looking Yellow? It Could be a Sulfur Deficiency

    Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist

    As producers near the end of cover crop and cool-season forage planting in the Southeastern U.S., it is time to focus on fertilization.  Depending upon your state, extension professionals have establish guidelines for how much and when to apply nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) fertilizers to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/27/winter-pastures-looking-yellow-it-could-be-a-sulfur-deficiency/

    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: Mobile Drip Irrigation from Center Pivots

    Water is a precious resource, no mater where you live or farm, but is especially true in Kansas where their aquifer is diminishing.  There is a relatively new technology being called mobile drip irrigation that has been developed in Kansas to make center pivot irrigation even more efficient, because water is released right on the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/friday-feature-mobile-drip-irrigation-from-center-pivots/

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