Monthly Archive: July 2017

Lemon bacopa, a beautiful pond plant or a weed?

Bacopa caroliniana, also known as lemon bacopa, is a popular aquatic plant. It is mostly found in the southeastern United States in states such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and even Texas. Lemon bacopa has a perennial life cycle that could make it a weed to some, or desired plant to others. Also, …

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Summer Rain in the Florida Panhandle

ARTICLE BY DR. MATT DEITCH; water quality specialist – University of Florida Milton Summer is a great time for weather-watching in the Florida panhandle. Powerful thunderstorms appear out of nowhere, and can pour inches of rain in an area in a single afternoon. Our bridges, bluffs, and coastline allow us to watch them develop from …

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Snorkel the Gulf Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary

Photo Credit: Mike Sandler Join the UF/IFAS Natural Resource Extension Agents as we explore the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary. Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 9 am until 1 pm. Register today at: https://nbsnorkel.eventbrite.com The Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary consists of 30 reef structures in the Gulf of Mexico. The whole site is as large as …

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Friday Feature: The Dairy Heifers that Love Trombone Music

Ed Henderson, Live Oak Dairy Farmer, plays his trombone for his Holstein heifers and they love it. Photo credit: Florida Dairy Farmers Fifth-generation Florida dairy farmer, Ed Henderson owns the 6,800 head Shenandoah Dairy Farm near Live Oak, Florida.  He also loves to play jazz music with his trombone and stumbled across something very interesting;  …

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Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- Sept. 18-22

Hosted at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on a yearly basis. They will serve both as review classes for anyone interested in …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Summer Series – Starts August 17th

Bees and Brood. Photo by Judy Biss The UF/IFAS Extension Panhandle Agriculture Team is pleased to offer three intermediate level beekeeping classes.  These classes will be offered via interactive web-conferencing at a number of Extension Offices across North Florida and will be taught by state and nationally recognized specialists.  This summer series will be Thursday …

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Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

Photo by Judy Biss Don Shurley Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected. One objective of the …

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Weed of the Week: Tropical Soda Apple

This week’s featured weed is tropical soda apple, a serious weed problem in many pastures and natural areas of Florida.  This invasive weed is very prolific and can infest a pasture in a very short time.  Its fruit are toxic to goats, and the unpalatable thorny leaves results in reduced forage production and lower stocking …

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2017 U.S. Cattle Inventory Report

A cow grazing in a beef cattle pasture at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, Florida. Source: UF/IFAS Photo Archive The semi-annual U.S. Cattle Inventory Report was released on July 21, 2017 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) after a one-year absence. This report continued to confirm that U.S. cattle herd …

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On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases

Figure 1. Left panel- signs of the fungus that causes white mold and Right Panel- Symptoms of white mold disease in peanut in Marianna, FL July 28, 2017. Photo by Barry Tillman The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack …

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