Tag Archive: Population

Population Growing but US Farm Acreage Declining

The world population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999, a doubling that occurred over 40 years. The Census Bureau’s latest projections imply that population growth will continue into the 21st century, although more slowly. The world population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/population-growing-but-us-farm-acreage-declining/

To Breed or Not to Breed? Each Decision Affects an Increasing Horse Population

Horses at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Saundra TenBroeck, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida One of the indices of the health of the horse industry has been foal registration data. When we study trends over the last 30 years we see a classic “Economics 101” Supply …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/to-breed-or-not-to-breed-each-decision-affects-an-increasing-horse-population/

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Population Building in the Panhandle

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots have been identified in Gadsden County Bermudagrass. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass hay farmers need to scout their fields for Bermudagrass Stem Maggots.  I just discovered a big infestation here at the North Florida Research Center (NFREC) which is first one in two years in North Florida that we are aware of.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/08/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-population-building-in-the-panhandle/

Our Recovering Florida Black Bear Population

Florida Black Bear visiting an easy food source. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Florida Black Bear are the largest land mammals in the state of Florida. At birth they are smaller than a soda can but they quickly grow up to 250-400 pounds for males and 125-250 pounds for females. Even though black bears are large animals, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/24/our-recovering-florida-black-bear-population/