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Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 14

Cattle ranchers, employees, and their family members are invited to attend the 33rd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show, to be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/06/northwest-florida-beef-conference-trade-show-february-14/

Florida Bull Test Sale – January 20

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted. Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 12:30 PM Central Time UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit 4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Auction of 60-70 Performance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/15/florida-bull-test-sale-january-20/

Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot humid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

The Impact of Shade on Cattle Performance in the Florida Panhandle

Figure 1. Feedlot steer experiencing heat stress. (Photo by Carl Dahlen, NDSU). Lautaro Rostoll, Jose Dubeux, and Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida NFREC Cattle producers in the Southeast have often asked questions about the need for shade, and its impact on performance.  While plenty of information is available on heat stress on cattle fed finishing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/the-impact-of-shade-on-cattle-performance-in-the-florida-panhandle/

Agritourism in North Florida- an Emerging Industry

The Ocheesee Creamery in Calhoun County Florida participates in the annual regional Farm Tour highlighting a number of agritourism opportunities in North Florida.  Photo Credit: Ocheesee Creamery It seems each weekend this time of year is packed with things to do outside; and for good reason!  The weather is perfect and the holidays are approaching.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/20/agritourism-in-north-florida-an-emerging-industry/

Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest

Seldom Rest Farm, Pulaski, TN was the overall winner of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest with their entry of extremely high quality alfalfa hay with a relative forage quality (RFQ) score was 269. The winners of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest were recognized on Tuesday, October 17 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/28/three-florida-farms-recognized-through-the-se-hay-contest/

Rose Crown Gall Becoming More Prevalent in Florida

Crown gall symptoms on roses caused by the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Rhizobium radiobacter) – Photo credit: Kamil Duman Kamil Duman, Susannah Wright, Fanny Iriarte, Barron Riddle, Gary Knox and Mathews Paret, University of Florida – NFREC, Quincy, FL For rose producers, and commercial landscapers, each of the many rose diseases are as important as the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/20/rose-crown-gall-becoming-more-prevalent-in-florida/

Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $ 2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/14/florida-agricultural-damages-due-to-hurricane-irma-estimated-2-5-billion/

UF/IFAS Researchers are Studying Endophytes in Florida Pasture Grasses

Endophytes that live in forage grass species are being studied by University of Florida researchers. Photo: Ann Blount Ann Blount, Sunny Liao, Florencia Marcon and Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center “What is an Endophyte and why are they in my grass pastures?” may be a question that cattlemen in Florida have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/13/ufifas-researchers-are-studying-endophytes-in-florida-pasture-grasses/

Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17

EQIP can provide cost-share funds for conservation practices such cross fencing, and a water trough system to allow for rotational grazing and protection of riparian areas. Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until November 17, 2017 for fiscal year 2018 funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that provides financial and technical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/07/florida-eqip-application-deadline-is-november-17/

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