Monthly Archive: October 2012

Time to Sample for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

Now is the time to sample peanut and cotton fields for nematodes in preparation for next year’s crop, as nematode populations are at some of their highest populations during harvest time.  Plenty of plant roots are still available for the nematodes to feed upon and soil temperatures are still warm enough that nematodes are located in …

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NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Gadsden and Leon Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/27/nw-florida-agricultural-innovators-gadsden-and-leon-counties/

Upcoming AL BCIA Bull And Heifer Sales

  The 2011-12 Wiregrass Forage Based BCIA Bull Evaluation Sale is Saturday, October 27th, at the bull test site, just south of Elba.  There are 67 rugged two-year old bulls in the sale. 2012 Wiregrass Bull Sale Flyer 2012 Wiregrass BCIA Bull Sale Catalog (36 pages)   The following Saturday, November 3rd , the Alabama BCIA …

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Free Beef Cattle Webinar: Part 2 Managing High Feed Prices

  Part #2 of the Free Webinar Series:  Managing High Feed Prices with Less Common Feedstuffs Title:  Managing High Feed Prices: Less Common Feedstuffs Date: Monday October 29th Time:  9:30-11:00 am ET (10:30 AM -12:00 Noon Central) URL: https://connect.uky.edu/lcf/ Login in as a guest and enter your name.  Session will be recorded for later viewing. …

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Herbicide Failure, Weed Resistance, and Pesticide “Stewardship”

Success or failure? There are a number of important factors that affect the outcome of weed control. If you are a pesticide applicator, you may have encountered some herbicide treatments that did not produce the results you expected.  Why is that?  There are a number of factors that can contribute to less than perfect pesticide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/26/herbicide-failure-weed-resistance-and-pesticide-stewardship/

Save the Date: Artificial Reef Workshop Feb. 6-7

Save the date for the Florida Sea Grant-FWC Artificial Reef Workshop on Feb. 6-7 in Niceville. (Photo courtesy Bill Horn, FWC) Please save the date for the 2013 Northwest Florida Regional Artificial Reef Workshop sponsored by Florida Sea Grant and FWC, to be held at the Niceville Community Center in Niceville, FL on Wednesday-Thursday, February …

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Make Home Safety a Year-Round Priority

What you don’t know can hurt you.  “I didn’t know.”  In these words lies the story of countless deaths and injuries in countless homes. About one-half of the accidental deaths of children occur in the home— from falls, suffocation/choking, scalding, poisoning, and burning.  Elderly persons, likewise, are subject to greater dangers because of infirmities and impaired …

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I’m Home and I’m Starving!

Those are familiar words for most of us with kids.  Though they are not really starving, most children do need a little afternoon boost when they come home from school.  It may have been hours since lunch and dinner won’t be ready for a while.  A healthy snack is usually just the right answer. When …

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NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Calhoun and Gulf Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/20/nw-florida-agricultural-innovators-calhoun-and-gulf-counties/

UF/IFAS Extension collecting peanut butter donations for local food pantries

Extension Offices across the Panhandle of Florida are collecting unopened peanut butter jars to give to local food pantries. Take a Bite Out of Hunger in Your County! UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers have teamed up to promote a campaign to assist local food pantries all across the Panhandle of Florida.  Peanut butter …

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