Panhandle Agriculture

Incoming UF President Fuchs is Positive for Agriculture

Jack Payne, Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (UF/IFAS) Dr. Kent Fuchs The selection of Dr. W. Kent Fuchs (pronounced “Fox”) as the next president of the University of Florida should be cause for celebration for anyone who cares about Florida agriculture and natural resources. I’ll confess, I had some initial apprehension about …

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USDA Energy Initiative Workshops

Invest in Efficiency with our Community & Economic Development Team — Business & Energy Programs USDA Rural Development will be hosting two informational workshops in November to explain the Agency’s programs available under its Northwest Florida Regional Energy Initiative. The Initiative is being designed to provide technical and financial assistance to small businesses and agricultural …

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2014-15 Alabama Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series

The Alabama Cooperative Extension has announced their 2014-15 Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Series.  The course will focus on Estrus Synchronization and Fixed Time Artificial Insemination Workshops. Download the printable flyer here:  Beef Reproduction Management Series Flyer 2014 The courses will be offered at the following locations: November 24th 8:00 a.m. Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Headland, AL …

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Two New Limpograss Varieties Released

UF/IFAS scientists bred two new limpograss cultivars, 4F and 10, for use by Florida cattlemen. Here, cattle graze during the cultivar experiment at the UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit in Gainesville. Photo credit: Lynn Solleberger Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications & Joao Vendramini, Forage Specialist, Ona RCREC The University of Florida, in partnership with Florida Foundation Seed …

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Cindale Farms Honored as Jackson County Agricultural Innovators

Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension recognized Brad & Meghan Austin, and Cindy & Dale Eade as Agricultural Innovators in Jackson County. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is …

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Cotton Harvest Now in Full Swing

Cotton harvest is in full swing throughout Northwest Florida. With the dry weather and warm temperatures to help mature late set bolls, over half of the crop is now out of the field. In Santa Rosa County, picking was delayed on most farms as growers finished up harvesting their peanuts that got off to a …

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Monitoring for a Potential Pathogen in Florida Potato and Tomato

Fig.1. Shoots of zebra chip affected potato plants infected with Ca. Liberibacter solanacearum. Leaves on younger shoots display purpling, and older leaves are chlorotic. The leaves are also rolled. (Photos courtesy: Dr. Lia Liefting). Dr. Binoy Babu, Dr. Nicholas Dufault, Dr. Mathews Paret, and Dr. Carrie Harmon During the 2000 growing season in Texas, a …

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2014 Southeast Hay Contest Results

There were 185 entries in the 2014 Southeastern Hay Contest. Not only were there more samples sent in this year, but thanks to more favorable weather, the quality of the samples was better as well.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist and SE Hay Contest Coordinator The Southeast Hay Contest celebrated …

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George Fisher Honored as Washington County Agricultural Innovator

George Fisher was recognized as the Washington County Agricultural Innovator by his local Washington County Agent, Mark Mauldin. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year …

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Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Once you send in a hay sample for analysis, you have to know what the numbers mean to make winter supplement decisions. Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too …

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