Tag Archive: Forage

Wiregrass Beef & Forage Field Day March 6

Registration – 8:00 a.m. Welcome – Mr. Larry Wells (Wiregrass REC, Director) Beef Industry Update – Dr. Billy Powell (AL Cattlemen’s Association, Exec. Director) Farm Service Agency Update – Mr. Bobby Beasley (County Executive Director) Wiregrass REC Tour – Mr. Brian Gamble (Wiregrass REC, Associate Director) “Pasture & Hay Field Forages” – Dr. Jennifer Johnson …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/wiregrass-beef-forage-field-day-march-6/

Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Once you send in a hay sample for analysis, you have to know what the numbers mean to make winter supplement decisions. Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/25/understanding-your-forage-test-report/

Section 18 Approved for Aphid Control in Forage Sorghum

The white sugar cane aphid is new, devastating pest this year in Florida sorghum. It has moved in from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and has been a major problem in Alabama and Georgia as well. For more information about the aphid, see White Sugarcane Aphid Spreading Across North Florida. The only labeled treatments up until this week have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/26/section-18-approved-for-aphid-control-in-forage-sorghum/

UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day October 3

Friday, October 3, 2014 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. In response, the University of Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/16/ufifas-beef-forage-field-day-october-3/

Looking Forward: UF/IFAS Forage Breeding Update

Forage workers in a field of novel FL 0567 crown rust resistant oat. Photo by Ann Blount It is hot outside and the furthest thing from most cattleman’s minds is what forages to plant this fall. Next week, the University of Georgia, Auburn University, and University of Florida forage workers meet to discuss winter forage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/19/looking-forward-ufifas-forage-breeding-update/

UGA Forage Insect Management Webinar May 20

University of Georgia Extension will be hosting a webinar to discuss management of some troublesome insects for pastures and hay fields.  The webinar will be presented through the Internet on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, beginning at 9:00 AM Eastern time, 8:00 AM Central.  There is no registration fee to participate, but you must RSVP to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/17/uga-forage-insect-management-webinar-may-20/

Panhandle Ag Team hosts Florida Forage Workers Training

Cattle graze crimson and ball clover in a pasture at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team and the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) teamed up to host a training for the UF/IFAS Faculty who work with forages and livestock in Marianna, on April 7th and 8th .  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/12/panhandle-ag-team-hosts-florida-forage-workers-training/

Summer Annual Forage Options for the Panhandle

Pearl millet is an annual, warm-season, seeded grass that grows quickly in the spring and summer months and offers high-yielding and high-quality forage. Summer Annual Forages: Millet, Forage Sorghum, Sudangrass, Sorghum-Sudan and Crabgrass This has been a tough winter season for forage production. Many producers are struggling with little hay left in the barn and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/07/summer-annual-forage-options-for-the-panhandle/

Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions

Cool season forages are the highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch in the Southeast. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension & Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Cool season forages have long been the very highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch for winter livestock supplementation in the Southeast.  Land …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/28/cool-season-forage-planting-decisions/

UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day – March 14

Beef & Forage Field Day – March 14 The University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center’s Marianna Unit will be hosting a Beef & Forage Field Day on Thursday, March 14, just west of Greenwood on Highway 162.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  Lunch is included, and the program will conclude at 3:00 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/02/ufifas-beef-forage-field-day-march-14/

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