Tag Archive: Winter

Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations – Seminar December 3

Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations will address how to make the most of many winter feeding systems, including cool season forages like the cows above are enjoying.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin The winter feeding season for the beef cow herd is all but here. Hopefully well before now you developed and implemented a plan for meeting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/21/beef-cattle-winter-feeding-considerations-seminar-december-3/

Winter Preparation for Poultry Flocks

With decreasing temperatures on the way, poultry farmers should implement proper management techniques to insure their animals’ health, safety, and productivity during the winter.  Now is a good time to take into consideration the light, heat, ventilation, food and water requirements of your flock and make adjustments as needed to optimize production through the winter. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/winter-preparation-for-poultry-flocks/

Preparing Your Honey Bees for Winter

As temperatures in North Florida grow colder, honey bees may need some special attention. Photo by Evan Anderson As temperatures in North Florida grow colder, honey bees will need some special attention. There are a number of management considerations local beekeepers need to be aware of. Weather and Temperature During the winter, honeybees are less …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/14/preparing-your-honey-bees-for-winter/

Radish: A Quick Producing Winter Vegetable

Radishes ready to harvest. Image Credit, UF / IFAS Gardening Solutions Floridians are lucky, in that they can grown many vegetables throughout the winter months. If a fast growing, quick producing vegetable is desired, nothing is faster than a radish. Radishes can develop from seed to mature root in 20-30 days, and can be planted …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/13/radish-a-quick-producing-winter-vegetable/

Cold Protection for the Winter Garden

Covering a row of lettuce with frost cloth at Turkey Hill Farm. Photo by Turkey Hill Farm. While most of Florida does not have to worry about freezing winter weather, the Florida Panhandle is certainly an exception. North Florida experiences a few hard freezes – temperatures less than 28°F for over five hours – every …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/04/cold-protection-for-the-winter-garden/

Have a Plan for Efficient Winter Feeding

Washington County cattle in a controlled grazing system utilizing cool season forages this past spring.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin While these recent “cool” snaps have provided a welcome break from the summer heat, they bring with them a reminder that production from perennial pasture grasses are slowing down and will soon be dormant for the winter. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/10/have-a-plan-for-efficient-winter-feeding/

Stocking Rates and Forage Management for Winter Grazing Webinar September 9

Forage Focus Webinar Series Tune In: September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT Extending the grazing season into the winter months can result in significant input cost savings for cattlemen. Understanding grazing management tips, tricks, and what to expect when using winter forages is key to making this work in your operation. Tune in as Drs Jennifer Johnson, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/29/stocking-rates-and-forage-management-for-winter-grazing-webinar-september-9/

Dairy Winter Forage Field Day March 3

Triticale planted in October versus November in January. Photo credit: Doug Mayo If you raise winter forages and would like to learn more about varieties, especially those planted under pivot spraying manure effluent in addition to water, plan to come join us Tuesday, March 3.  The first stop of the tour will be at the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/27/dairy-winter-forage-field-day-march-3/

Dormant Oil: Apply in Late Winter for Spring Benefits

The magnolia white scale, Phenacaspis cockerelli, is also called false oleander scale. Image credit http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/false_oleander_scale.htm Many fruit and ornamental shrubs and trees suffer from scale insects throughout the year. Most of the time home gardeners notice these insects in the spring or summer, because their exudate is the primary substrate for sooty mold growth. Although …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/27/dormant-oil-apply-in-late-winter-for-spring-benefits/

Winter Burns Benefit Bermudagrass Hay Fields

Controlled burn of a Bermudagrass Hayfield – Photo by Shep Eubanks Now is an excellent time to begin planning controlled burns of bermudagrass hay fields in north Florida.  Weather conditions in late January and February are typically our best for getting a good controlled burn, especially with the recent hard cold weather that we have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/winter-burns-benefit-bermudagrass-hay-fields/

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