Monthly Archive: January 2017

Friday Feature: Way Out West in Florida

The Florida Beef Council shared a neat old movie short on Facebook a while back that was made in the 1950s.  Paramount Pictures produced a 10-minute movie short to show movie goers the rural Florida most people knew nothing about.  This movie short captured some neat film footage on the famous Partin Brahman Ranch south …

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Citrus Health Forum – February 23

Oranges on trees in a grove at the Citrus Research and Education Center. Photo taken on 03/04/16. Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there …

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Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Pond Management Workshop – February 15

February 15, 2017 UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center 155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) Topics: Pond Management Goals Fish Stocking Options for Your Pond Fish Management Options Water Quality and its Management Weed ID & Control Bring your pond weed for free identification Pond Visit Included Presenters: Chuck …

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Managing Dicamba Drift when using New Dicamba Resistant Cotton Varieties

Dicmaba drift injury versus healthy cotton without injury. Photo – Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits R. and Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent Dicamba drift injury on traditional cotton. Photo – Jay Ferrell. After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for …

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New Herbicide Resistant Crop Varieties Offer New Tools for Weed Management in 2017

Jackson County cotton ready for harvest. Photo – Doug Mayo Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits 2017 will be a landmark year for row crop agriculture, as several long awaited herbicide technologies have finally been released by the EPA to help farmer’s combat troublesome herbicide resistant broadleaf …

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High-Fiber Cotton and Peanut Byproducts aid Free-Choice Cattle Feeding

Supplementing replacement heifers utilizing a high-fiber diet with a bulk feeder at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s beef Unit. Photo Nicolas DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC What can you feed in bulk to cattle free-choice? One of the most common questions that county agents and state specialists receive …

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Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More!

January’s grain of the month is OATS. Americans buy more oats at this time of year than in any other month – and January has long been celebrated as National Oatmeal Month. Oats at a Glance Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary defined oats as “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in …

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Healthy Resolutions: The 5 Things You Should Avoid Eating in 2017

It’s that time of year again – time to make resolutions designed to improve your life to become a happier, healthier, and wealthier person. Unfortunately, some resolutions are not realistic and set us up for failure from the start. A very small percentage of us manage to maintain these lofty resolutions. However, there are small …

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You Say It’s Just a Swamp…

Recent rains have water standing on some Wakulla County real estate, which has been dry for several years. Ponds, natural and dug, are brimming with water reflecting the generous outpouring from the slow and wet weather system, which passed listlessly over the county. Cypress swamp in Jackson County.Photo: Molly O’Connor The rainwater excess is also …

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