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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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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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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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Florida Bull Test Nominations Due June 15

The 2011 Florida Bull Test was a success with 62 bulls averaging 3.3 pounds per day.  For the second year, individual feed efficiency was measured with the data made available to bull sale buyers.  Bull sale prices were up about $ 500 from the previous year, and averaged  a record $ 2,860 per bull.    It is time …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/25/florida-bull-test-nominations-due-june-15/

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