Monthly Archive: August 2014

Time to Re-enroll in 4-H

It’s that time of year again- time to re-enroll in 4-H! All volunteer and member profiles were set to inactive on August 23rd, so in order to be a member or volunteer this year you will need to re-enroll. The online enrollment system that we use is called Florida 4-H Online and can be accessed …

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Soybean Rust Update

Counties in red are where soybean rust has been found in kudzu, as of August 20, 2014. Soybean Rust is Around but Not on Soybeans Since its arrival in the United States in 2004, soybean rust has developed into more of a problem in the southeastern U.S, than in other areas of the country.  To …

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Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Chart 1  Source Livestock Marketing Information Center Most cattlemen have a slight grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in the …

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Goatweed Spreading West: Found in Holmes County Pastures

Goatweed in Holmes County Pasture – photo by Shep Eubanks Recently on a visit to a local cattleman’s pasture, I identified Goatweed (Scoparia dulcis) for the first time in Holmes County.  This weed has been gradually moving west in the Panhandle (Photo 1 below) with recent identifications over the last few years in Jackson and …

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Pepper Spot Showing Up in Panhandle Peanuts

Pepper Spot, Photo Credit: North Carolina State As we head into the home stretch of  2014 peanut production, most farmers are working diligently to mange and control leaf spot and white mold in their peanuts. Many farmers are familiar with Early and Late leaf spot and the occasional chemical related spotting on the leaves of …

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Tips for Busy 4-H Parents: Out of the Box Lunch Ideas

Maybe your child is too picky to eat school lunches on a regular basis, maybe they have food allergies, or you just want them to eat a little healthier. It could be that your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you would rather not spend $ 400-$ 500/year on school lunches. …

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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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California Seeking to Ease Restrictions on Gulf Oyster Rule

Oyster Boats on Apalachicola Bay: Photo by Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Director   A notice has been issued by the California Dept. of Public Health dated June 27 that is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change regarding the allowable level of microbial Vibrio vulnificus in post-harvest processed Gulf oysters. Post-harvest processed …

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WFREC Extension Farm Field Day August 22

The West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) will be hosting the annual Extension Farm Field Day, on Friday, August 22.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM.  The farm tours will begin at 8:30 and conclude at noon, with a sponsored lunch to follow.  Following lunch there will be a one hour session for Core CEU’s …

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New EDIS Publications Added in July

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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