Monthly Archive: February 2016

Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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2016 Beef Conference Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference was one of the best in the long history of this event.  175 people attended the event this year that featured seven presentations and a trade show of 28 companies and organizations that provide products and services to the cattle industry in the Southeast. …

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UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production

Farmers will need to be very strategic to be profitable growing peanuts in 2016.  Photo: John Atkins After the 2015 growing season, depressed prices, areas of no rain for 8 weeks and yields ranging from zero to dancing around the 6,000 pound per acre mark, Santa Rosa County producers are looking toward the 2016 season with …

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How much Winter Forage do Cattle Consume in a Day?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC You often hear from university cattle specialists, extension agents, nutritionists, your neighbor, and anyone else you may ask about winter supplementation, that planning ahead is one of the keys for success. By making sure we know how much feed resources we will need (hay bales, stockpiled …

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4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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Sprinkler System check up

Setting the sprinkler head for an irrigation system. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham Lawns and landscapes require water to flourish and provide the green surroundings desired around homes and recreational areas. Often nature provides water for the landscape in the form of rain, but that is not always adequate. Turf and ornamental plants in the establishment stage need supplemental irrigation during hotter months, …

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Gardening Success Begins with Choosing the Right Plant

Last Week’s temperatures have confirmed the winter of 2016 is not 100% over. Now is the time to plan that spring garden!. Garden catalogs from every part of the nation are finding their way into many area homes. Their pages promise the buyer the potential for legendary success and the envy of their friends and neighbors. After …

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Start Fertilizing Citrus in February

As you have read in other articles in this blog, it is too early to fertilize your lawn; however, this is a good time to start fertilizing your citrus to ensure a healthy fruit crop later in the year. Orange grove at the University of Florida. UF/IFAS photo by Tara Piasio. Citrus benefits from regular …

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Farm Estate Planning: What will happen to Your Farm?

Photo by J. Biss The question of what happens to the family farm is often riddled with many emotional opinions. So much so, that families may not communicate effectively about their wishes or plans. Many life events can change the dynamics of a family farm. Whether marriage, children, divorce, illness, retirement or death, significant events …

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Escambia Winter Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 5

Adults and youth are welcomed to attend the Winter Livestock Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour on Saturday March 5th at 11:00 AM.  The tour will take place at the 4-H Livestock Facilities (5701 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall …

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