Monthly Archive: May 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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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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/longleaf-pine-incentive-program-for-landowners-west-of-the-appalachicola/

UF/IFAS Seeks Input from Hay Producers on Stem Maggot Damage

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast. Atherigona reversura is the scientific name of the bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive fly from south Asia which damages bermudagrass pasture and hay fields.  This pest was first discovered in 2009 in California and in 2010 in Georgia, and since these …

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Florida Food Connect: A Tool to Help Producers Engage with Customers

From farm gate to dinner plate, consumers are looking for more local food options. According to the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, Industry estimates valued local food sales at $ 7 billion in 2011, reflecting the growing importance of this new market. While examining how to connect consumers with local producers, University of Florida researchers …

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Panhandle Farm Facts from the 2012 Census of Agriculture

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) sends out in-depth surveys to farmers called the Census of Agriculture, with numerous questions about specific farming operations.  While most farmers will admit that filling out surveys is not their favorite activity, the summarized information provides very useful data to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/panhandle-farm-facts-from-the-2012-census-of-agriculture/

PeanutFARM Website Aids Irrigation and Harvest Decisions

The PeanutFARM website will soon offer “days to dig” predictions based on automated digital peanut profile image analysis.  Photo credit:  Doug Mayo By Diane Rowland, Plant Physiologist, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department The PeanutFARM website (http://agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu/peanutfarm) is a tool developed by the University of Florida Agronomy Department, to assist peanut farmers, consultants, and extension agents.  The program …

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It Is Peanut Planting Time In Santa Rosa County

Ponding in a field in the Allentown Community from recent heavy rains It is mid May, prime peanut planting time, and the planters are finally rolling in Santa Rosa County! The farming community received 21.85 inches of rain between April 1 and May 16, based on data gathered at the weather station based at UF/IFAS, West …

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IPM 2-day Workshop, NFREC, Quincy, FL. June 10-11, 2014 13 Pesticide CEUs Available

Nursery IPM Workshop   North Florida Research and Education Center May Building Seminar Room and On -site Outdoor Nursery Facilities 155 Research Road Quincy, Florida 32351 June10-11, 2014 Don’t miss this hands-on, 2-day workshop focused on integrated pest management (IPM) for nursery crops! Learn how to save resources, reduce pest damage and pesticide use, and …

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Daylilies: A Low-Maintenance Landscape Plant

Daylillies in bloom. Image Credit UF IFAS The daylily is a popular flowering perennial that adapts well to Florida landscape statewide.  Plants are available in a wide variety of growth habits, flower shapes and colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple, near white and shades and combinations of all of these.  Flowering starts in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/20/daylilies-a-low-maintenance-landscape-plant/

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