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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/

Social Media Test

This is a test of the Social Media connection service to this site.  Please disregard this post.  For some reason the articles last week went to our Facebook page but not to Twitter. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture …

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Bulls Have Arrived for the 15th Annual Florida Bull Test

Bulls arriving and settling in for the 15th Florida Bull Test.  Photo by Cliff Lamb For the 15th year, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) is hosting the Florida Bull Test. This year, of the 119 bulls nominated, 102 bulls were received on July 30, 2014. After a three-week adaptation period, bulls will …

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Nominate Bulls for the Florida Bull Test by June 13

Nomination deadline for consignors wishing to consign bulls to the Florida Bull Test is June 13, 2014. The Florida Bull test is hosted at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, FL. For the 15th year, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) will be hosting the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/nominate-bulls-for-the-florida-bull-test-by-june-13/

UF/IFAS Strip Till Cotton Variety Test Results

Cotton growers must use every tool available to help make annual variety selection decisions. Photo by J. Ludlow Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower will make, and continues to be a yearly struggle since the loss of “triple nickel” (DPL 555), a very popular and top performing variety. The …

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Florida Bull Test Sale January 18

L& L Cattle Company, Marianna, consigned the top performing bull in the 2013 Florida Bull Test. Their Simmental bull, LLCC Big Jake Z211, gained 5.31 pounds per day on the 112 day test. The 14th annual Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center near Marianna.  There …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/20/florida-bull-test-sale-january-18/

Soil Test: Prepare Now for a Bountiful Harvest Later

    To be sure, this week’s warm spring-like weather and refreshing rains have reminded many gardeners that it is about time to prepare this year’s vegetable and flower beds. Before home gardeners fertilize or lime, however, it is vital to understand the condition of the soil.   One of the easiest methods to assess …

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Soil Test First!

Matthew Orwat, Horticulture Agent I, Washington County Extension Last week’s warm spring-like weather has reminded producers that it is time to prepare this year’s fertility  management plan. This reminder is timely because there is still time to prepare for the growing season ahead. Before producers add fertilize or lime, however, it is vital to understand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/18/soil-test-first/

Florida Bull Test Sale 1/19/13

2013 Florida Bull Test Sale January 19, 2013 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL The 13th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna.  There were 93 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.  There were 38 Angus, 3 Braford, …

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Fields Flooded By Tropical Storm Debby? Another Soil Test May Be Necessary

Tropical Storm Debby left many north Florida fields flooded. The standing water may be cause to soil test before adding fertilizer and lime even if the plot has been soil tested recently. Tropical Storm Debby delivered some much needed rain to many Florida Counties, albeit in a rather short amount of time. These flooded fields …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/30/fields-flooded-by-tropical-storm-debby-another-soil-test-may-be-necessary/

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