June Weather Summary, July Outlook, & EL Niño Watch


June was a wet month for much of the Panhandle, thanks in part to rain following Tropical Storm Alberto that came ashore at the end of May. But the rainfall was not at all uniform across the region.  There were a few areas that received more than 10″ in June (hot pink), but there …

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Friday Feature: John Deere Round Bale Accumulator Attachment

Last year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA, several farmers shared with me that they saw an interesting innovation from John Deere, an attachment to round balers that allows more control of where bales are place in the hay field after baling.  This week’s featured video was produced by John Deere to …

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Flip this Cow – Adding Value by Reconditioning Cull Cows

Culling cows from the herd is a normal part of annual ranch management. How and when cull cows are marketed represents your last opportunity to generate revenue from each cow. There is an opportunity to add value to cull cows to generate some additional revenue for a cattle enterprise. Just as there are options to …

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Understanding Flush Cycles for Citrus Leafminer Management

Danielle Sprague, Jefferson County Extension and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS Entomologist, NFREC Quincy

Summer’s in full swing, so citrus groves are actively flushing (growing new leaves). During the flushing period, citrus trees are most susceptible to damage by citrus leafminer, a key insect pest of citrus and related species in the family Rutaceae. The …

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Biosecurity Important for Small Poultry Flocks

Recent reports of salmonella sickness by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has caused an increased focus on animal-human interaction. According to these reports, over 100 people in multiple states have been ill with salmonella. The CDC states that the most likely cause is their interaction with live poultry in backyard flocks. More recently, there …

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Cattle On Feed Hints at Beef Production in Late 2018

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

On June 22, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service released their Cattle on Feed report that showed a feedlot inventory of 11.553 million head of cattle in feedlots of more than 1,000 head capacity.  This is the largest June 1 feedlot inventory in …

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Beef Cattle Basics Session 4 – Pasture Management July 12

Session 4 of Beef Cattle Basics – Pasture Management will be Thursday, July 12. Beef Cattle Basics is an educational series provided by UF/IFAS Extension, designed to give new or beginning producers a solid educational foundation for their beef cattle enterprises.

Beef Cattle Basics will address six topics that are essential to beef operations of any size:

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Productive Pastures & Natural Resource Stewardship – Lunch and Discussion – July 17

Join us for a sponsored lunch on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Chipley. In addition to a good meal you’ll hear about strategies, techniques, and resources available to help you effectively manage your pastures to ensure productivity and environmental stewardship. The program will begin at 11:00 am CDT and conclude at 1:00 pm with optional …

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The Great CEU Round-Up – July 25

The Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS Extension have partnered to present the Great CEU Round-Up on July 25, 2018 from 7:30- 3:00 CDT. Earn up to pesticide 6 CEUs across 13 license categories through this statewide program being broadcast to participating Extension Offices.  In the Panhandle these include Bay, Holmes,

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Annual UF Peanut Field Day – August 23

The annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 23, 2018, starting with registration at 7:30 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

Certified crop advisor and pesticide CEUs will be available at registration. Organizers …

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