Tag Archive: February

February Weather Summary and Spring Outlook

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for February 2017. February was considerably drier than January across much of the Panhandle.  There were a few areas that received over 5″ (red), while large portions had 4-5″ (light brown), or 3-4″ (tan).  The eastern portion of the Panhandle received the lowest totals ranging from 1-3″ for the month. …

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February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 4.58/cwt. during February. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 34.35/head ($ 4.58/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 2,290.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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Florida Saves Week 2017, February 27 – March 4, 2017

Nationally, America Saves Week is an annual opportunity to promote good personal savings behavior! More locally, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is collaborating with America Saves in a campaign to help Floridians build wealth, not debt! The Florida Saves, (floridasaves.org) statewide initiative has been officially endorsed by Jeff Atwater …

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Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting – February 27

Oranges on trees in a grove at the Citrus Research and Education Center. Source: UF/IFAS Archives The Georgia Citrus Association will be holding their annual meeting on February 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM in Tifton, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Rd., Tifton, GA 31794.  General Admission tickets are $ …

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Ready for Northwest Florida Artificial Reef Workshop Wednesday February 22

Northwest Florida Workshop Attendees from 2013 in Niceville, FL. This year’s workshop will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County Office in Crestview, February 22, 2017. Direction and Contact Information can be found at this link http://directory.ifas.ufl.edu/Dir/searchdir?pageID=2&uid=A56  Researchers from University of West Florida recently estimated the value of Artificial Reefs to Florida’s coastal economy. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/16/ready-for-northwest-florida-artificial-reef-workshop-wednesday-february-22/

Dooryard Citrus Care for February

Dooryard citrus enthusiasts may be uncertain about late winter management of Satsuma and other citrus trees.  Several questions that have come in to the Extension Office recently include: Should I prune my trees? Why are the leaves yellow? How soon should I fertilize?  The focus of this article is to provide some answers to these common …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/14/dooryard-citrus-care-for-february/

February is National Snack Food Month

February has been designated National Snack Month by the Snack Food Association of America, and the National Potato Promotion Board. As Americans, the one thing that we can all agree on is our love of snacks. Snack sales in the United States top $ 60 Billion annually. The snack foods that we tend to reach …

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February Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle developed a basic management calendar for cattle producers in the region.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/10/february-cattle-forage-management-reminders/

Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training- February 22

Are you in need of CEUs for renewal of your restricted use pesticide license? If you do not have a license, are you interested in obtaining one? UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension will be offering restricted use pesticide applicator training on February 22nd  in two separate sessions, to accommodate the varying needs of participants.  You can …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/28/citrus-health-forum-february-23/

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