Tri-State Agronomic Scout School June 8

The Jackson County Extension Office in collaboration with specialists from Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center (2741 Penn Ave, Marianna, FL 32448), starting with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ending …

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Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?

Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana.  That young man was me and that was my wake-up call.  It forever changed my life.

I believe the cotton market might be getting a wake-up call right now.  We’ve been …

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Active Wildfire Season in 2017

Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of today, May 8, 2017. Current conditions by …

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Need Pesticide CEUs? Attend The Great CEU Round-Up July 26

The Great CEU Round-Up, July 26, 2017 8:30am-4pm EDT

It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS are partnering to present The Great CEU Round-Up. This program is designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs across multiple categories, this all day program …

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Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers

This week’s featured video was a news report from KOMO Channel 4 News about a new online beef marketing service being offered to consumers in the Western US.  Crowd Cow is the name of a Seattle company that is connecting grass finished beef operations with consumers who purchase packages of the cuts of …

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Natural Service Synchronization for the Cow Herd

The benefits of estrous synchronization to enhance artificial insemination (AI) are well established in the beef industry, however, in the United States, 94.2% of the cows are bred by natural service (bull breeding).  Estrous synchronization can also be a useful tool for natural service to get more calves born early in the calving season.  Understanding …

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2016 Cotton Nematicide Trial Results

Plant-parasitic nematodes can drastically suppress cotton yield, often without noticeable above-ground symptoms.  For this reason, nematode management is an important part of a successful operation.  Nematicides, pesticides that target nematodes, can be a useful component of a nematode management program, particularly when nematode pressure is high.

In 2016, my first field season in Florida, I …

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April Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $21.35/cwt. during April. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $160.13/head ($21.35/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $10,675.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price …

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April Weather Summary & May Outlook

April was another dry month for much of the Florida Panhandle.  There were streaks of red where heavy bands of rain came ashore and dropped 5-10″, but much of the region that is shaded beige or tan received less than 5″ of rain in April.  Zones that were yellow or green had less than 3″.  …

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Pond Weed Management Workshop June 8th

A pond can be a source of great enjoyment or great frustration for a landowner. Excessive growth of aquatic plants can be one of the surest ways to tip the scales from enjoyment to frustration. Pond weeds can alter the aesthetics of a pond and have a negative impact on recreational activities, like fishing and …

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