Monthly Archive: March 2014

A Busy Time of Year for Farmers…

Heavy rains in north Florida have had some growers behind in getting ready for the crop season this year. Thankfully, this week has been dry enough for some to do field work. Right now many farmers are plowing land, spraying cover crops, strip tilling, spreading lime, and planting corn, among other things. Unfortunately, projected rains …

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The Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Rule Becomes Effective July 1, 2014

Relaxed regulations and reduced fees outlined in the newly revised “Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation” rule make it economically possible for small poultry producers to serve niche market segments.  Photo by Doug Mayo The long awaited Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule has been adopted. The initial efforts to change the regulations began …

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Herbicide Alternatives for Prickly Pear and Dogfennel without Cleanwave

Traditionally, the most common herbicide program for prickly pear control has been Remedy plus diesel fuel or basal oil. However, this program is costly since high rates are needed (20% solution) and grass injury around the cactus plant is very high. A better alternative would be fluroxypyr, the active ingredient in Vista herbicide. Photo Credit: …

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Peanuts, Cotton, Corn, or Soybeans? Enterprise Budgets Help You Decide

Plan ahead and use an enterprise budget to help you decide which crop or crops will be most profitable to plant this year.   Photo By Judy Ludlow By Henry G. Grant, Gadsden County Extension Director The most importance decision to be made by farmers for the 2014 cropping season is the choice to develop …

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Deer Nutrition Now Can Pay Off in the Fall

  Deer grazing test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Food plots can benefit deer year round, not just during hunting season.   To the chagrin of hunters across the panhandle deer season has drawn to a close. As the days lengthen and temperatures begin to climb, many of the area’s outdoorsmen (and women) shift …

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Celebrate National Ag Day March 25

March 25th is National Ag Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.As the world population soars, there is even greater demand for the food, fiber and renewable resources produced in the United States. The National …

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Aquatic and Natural Areas Pesticide Training and Exams

Pesticide Training and Exams being offered at the University of Florida IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office. March 31, 2014 8am-11am     Aquatic Pesticide Training 11am             Aquatic Exam 1pm-4pm       Natural Areas Training 4pm               Natural Areas Exam Cost is $ 10 for Aquatic Training and $ 10 for Natural Areas Training To receive a new Aquatic or Natural …

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March is an ideal time to consider wild birds

Spring is a dynamic time for wildlife. If you enjoy watching nature, now is a fantastic time to get outdoors to see some interesting activity. March is also one of the best times of year to do some active management on your property to enhance the habitat you provide for wildlife. Purple martins select nest …

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Aquatic and Natural Areas Pesticide Training and Exams

Pesticide Training and License Exams being offered at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Okaloosa County Office. March 31, 2014 8am-11am     Aquatic Pest Control Training 11am              Aquatic Pest Control Exam 1pm-4pm       Natural Areas Weed Management Training 4pm               Natural Areas Weed Management Exam Cost is $ 10 for Aquatic Training and $ 10 for Natural Areas …

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Thistle Control in Pastures

Thistle that has began to bolt. Photo credit: Jay Ferrell This is a time when most people are not thinking about pasture maintenance, but right now is when thistles are the most susceptible to control efforts. In January/February, most thistles are still in the rosette stage (a small ring of leaves on top of the …

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