Monthly Archive: May 2014

Oriental Persimmons Varieties for North Florida

Oriental persimmon trees are suitable for small scale local production, or for the home gardener. Two species of persimmons are grown in the United States, the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) and the Oriental persimmon (Diospyros kaki). The American persimmon is a native component of eastern hardwood forests, and produces a small bitter tasting fruit that …

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Timing is Critical for Palmer Pigweed Control

Palmer amaranth growing where the center pivot was located at the time of pre-emergence herbicide application. Photo: J. Thompson Panhandle farmers are busy. Many are still planting peanuts and cotton, some are harvesting wheat and oats, cutting hay, putting out fertilizer and spraying for weeds and thrips. Herbicide applications are going out in areas that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/30/timing-is-critical-for-palmer-pigweed-control/

Making the Best of a Bad Situation – Storing Large Round Hay Bales Outside

Just because you don’t have a barn doesn’t mean you have to leave your hay unprotected. Picture credit Jed Dillard When large round hay bales came along, those of us who had cut our agricultural teeth on stacking small square bales thought we’d never need to put hay bales in a stifling hot barn again. …

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SE Hay Contest & Quality Hay Producer Directory

If you raise good quality hay, the Southeastern Hay Contest offers you the opportunity to document your quality, gain some recognition for your farm, and new this year, have your farm included in the Southeastern Hay Directory.  Most hay farms are frustrated by the fact they they raise quality hay, but have to sell on …

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Soybean Farmers Keep a Cautious Eye on Expanding Kudzu Bug Populations

Map showing distribution of kudzu bug population from 2009-2014. Source: University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health – See more at: http://www.kudzubug.org/distribution_map.cfm#sthash.ELGm7QzL.dpuf University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health – See more at: http://www.kudzubug.org/distribution_map.cfm#sthash.ELGm7QzL.dpuf Kudzu Bugs …

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Perennial Peanut Field Day June 7

Perennial Peanut Field Day Saturday, June 7th, 2014 9:30 AM EST Registration $ 10 per person UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, Florida   The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and the University of Florida are teaming up to host a tour of ongoing perennial peanut research at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and …

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Be Prepared. Be Ready. Stay Safe: National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014

May 25 – 31, 2014 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is a good time to prepare your family, property, and pets for severe weather situations. The dangers of a hurricane are numerous:  heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and in our coastal areas, high tide and rip currents. UF/IFAS Extension has information to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/28/be-prepared-be-ready-stay-safe-national-hurricane-preparedness-week-2014/

Know your Hay, B, C’s!

Hay storage is a little different from the days in the picture above (1913), but two things haven’t changed. Hay is never any better quality than it is when it’s cut, and all kinds of things happen to reduce the quantity of hay that makes it into the stomach of your livestock. “Know Your Hay, B, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/24/know-your-hay-b-cs/

Pond Management Techniques Workshop May 27

Spend the early evening learning and understanding pond biology and proper management techniques from experts in the field. This program is for all pond owners, managers and others interested in pond management. Topics and Demonstrations include: • Pond Construction • Water Quality • Choosing a Fish Stocking Program • Demonstration of Electroshock Fishing • Aquatic …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/pond-management-techniques-workshop-may-27/

Longleaf Pine Incentive Program for Landowners west of the Appalachicola

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Announces Longleaf Pine Incentives for Landowners The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Florida Forest Service (FFS) is currently accepting applications  through June 27, 2014 for its Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program which offers Florida’s non-industrial private landowners incentive payments for longleaf pine restoration. “Longleaf pine …

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