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Do the Math First Before Purchasing Feed to Supplement Hay

Washington County bahiagrass hay. Despite the producer’s best efforts, it is unlikely that this hay will be able to meet the nutritional demands of a lactating brood cow. Some supplementation will be required to ensure that cattle performance is not suppressed. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Two general statements to begin the discussion: Florida grass hay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/17/do-the-math-first-before-purchasing-feed-to-supplement-hay/

Culling Older Cows from the Herd Before Winter

Research shows that 10 year old and older cows are much less likely to remain productive in the herd, so it is wise to sell them before health issues make them unmarketable.  Photo credit:  Oklahoma State University. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Cull cows represent approximately 20% of the gross income …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/14/culling-older-cows-from-the-herd-before-winter/

Call 811 Before You Dig or Farm Near Buried Utility and Pipelines

Today, August 11 is “National 811 Day,” so it is only fitting to share an Ag-Safety reminder to “Call or Click Before You Dig.” There are pipelines and utility lines buried all over the place in rural areas.  In fact, there are more than 1,250 miles of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that run through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/call-811-before-you-dig-or-farm-near-buried-utility-and-pipelines/

Plan Before Fertilizing a Lawn

Fertilizer spreader use is in full swing throughout the Florida panhandle Fertilizing a lawn properly in the summer can enhance the landscape without inducing disease or harming the environment . One universal activity is seasonal lawn and landscape maintenance. While some consider it a chore, many view it as a means to enhancing their personal environment. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/plan-before-fertilizing-a-lawn/

This Fall: Pause Before Pruning Spring Blooming Shrubs

Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat   As fall approaches, our spring blooming shrubs such as gardenia, spirea and azalea begin to look unkempt and overgrown. That means it is time to give them a severe pruning to get them ready for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/09/this-fall-pause-before-pruning-spring-blooming-shrubs/

Student Loans: Do Your Homework Before You Borrow!

Student Loans The decision to go to college may seem to be a no brainer, however, paying for the constantly increasing costs of college can be quite challenging. Given the increase of costs to attend a university, most prospective students are driven to borrow money to cover tuition and other costs associated with attending college. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/15/student-loans-do-your-homework-before-you-borrow/

What To Do Before and After a Hard Freeze

Florida homeowners enjoy a wide range of landscape and citrus plants and often times desire a tropical or semitropical appearance to their landscapes. Many landscape plants are often planted past their northern limit such as here in Northwest Florida, although microclimates differ dramatically. Tropical and subtropical plants can be used in the landscape, but they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/22/what-to-do-before-and-after-a-hard-freeze/

Do Homework Before Choosing Fruit Trees

Dormant Peach Tree. Image Credit UF IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department It is hard to believe with all of this recent cold weather, but now is the time to plant fruit trees in the Florida Panhandle. When planning what type of fruit tree to plant, correct cultivar selection should be the top priority. The dooryard fruit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/11/do-homework-before-choosing-fruit-trees/

Pause Before Pruning Azaleas This Fall

Although Northwest Florida is well known for its beautiful Azalea displays every spring, many do not understand that these shows of bloom could be sacrificed completely by pruning at the wrong time. Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat Pruning Azaleas in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/17/pause-before-pruning-azaleas-this-fall/

Know Your Field’s Herbicide History Before You Plant!

Aminopyrolid damaged peanuts Photo by Joel Love, FDACS Planting behind Bahia Grass has long been a favored practice for watermelon growers and now row crop farmers are increasingly planting into Bahia and Bermuda grass sods. There are many benefits to the practice, but you need to know what herbicides were used when these fields were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/know-your-fields-herbicide-history-before-you-plant/

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