Tag Archive: UF/IFAS

New UF/IFAS Fact Sheets added to EDIS in October

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/15/new-ufifas-fact-sheets-added-to-edis-in-october/

Learn from UF/IFAS Extension experts at 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo

By Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – You can find out when to plant crops, how to can foods safely and how to use paper to pot plants from University of Florida experts at the 37th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo. The Sunbelt Ag Expo, Oct .14-16 in Moultrie, Ga., is the largest agricultural expo in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/learn-from-ufifas-extension-experts-at-37th-annual-sunbelt-ag-expo/

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/

UF/IFAS Survey of Damage to Livestock from Coyotes

The University of Florida, IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center is conducting a survey to more thoroughly understand coyote damage to livestock. UF/IFAS is cooperating with the USDA National Wildlife Research Center to measure losses of livestock presumed to have been a direct consequence of coyote predation, and to assist in identifying the number …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/28/ufifas-survey-of-damage-to-livestock-from-coyotes/

UF/IFAS Seeks Input from Hay Producers on Stem Maggot Damage

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast. Atherigona reversura is the scientific name of the bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive fly from south Asia which damages bermudagrass pasture and hay fields.  This pest was first discovered in 2009 in California and in 2010 in Georgia, and since these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/23/ufifas-seeks-input-from-hay-producers-on-stem-maggot-damage/

New UF/IFAS Factsheets added to EDIS for Ag in April 2014

EDIS is the University of Florida’s Official website with fact sheets available to download on a wide variety of topics for free. The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/10/new-ufifas-factsheets-added-to-edis-for-ag-in-april-2014/

Update on UF/IFAS Winter Biofuel Crop Study

The netting prevents the Etiopian Mustard breeding lines from out-crossing in the NFREC-Quincy breeding trials. David Wright,  Jim Marois, and Nicholas DeLorenzo, researchers at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS NFREC), are leading an effort with support from the Florida Department of Consumer Services (FDACS), Mustard 21 (Canada), Agrisoma (Canada), …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/26/update-on-ufifas-winter-biofuel-crop-study/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/ufifas-strip-till-cotton-variety-test-results/

UF/IFAS Bee College and Master Beekeeper Program March 6-8

The University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab is proud to announce their annual Beekeeper training events at the Whitney Lab at Marineland, Florida, March 6th, 7th, and 8th.    The University of Florida Master Beekeeper Program (March 6th) The Master Beekeeper Program (March 6th) will be holding its biannual training and exams …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/08/ufifas-bee-college-and-master-beekeeper-program-march-6-8/

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