Monthly Archive: September 2012

Identification and Control of Cogongrass

Without control measures cogongrass will readily displace native or cultivated vegetation. Rob Trawick, Jackson County Horticulture Agent Cogongrass (imperata cylindrical), initially, was accidently introduced near Grand Bay, AL  in approximately 1911. Seed in packing materials from Japan made its way into the environment. Purposeful expansion followed thereafter in areas of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, with …

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Japanese Peanut Buyers tour Ford Farms

Japanese peanut buyers toured Larry Ford’s farm in Jackson County and saw peanuts being harvested. Japanese Peanut buyers toured the Tri-state area the last week of September.  They toured peanut processing facilities in Donalsonville, Georgia, a peanut buying point near Dothan, Alabama and, in between, stopped at Larry Ford’s Farm in Jackson County to see peanuts being harvested. …

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Livestock Carcass Composting

Composting livestock carcasses is a relatively inexpensive, biosecure and environmentally sound approach to addressing the issue of carcass disposal when properly managed. Livestock Mortality Management Dr. Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University Extension Area Animal Waste Management Specialist Livestock mortality is an issue encountered by every rancher. Mortality may be associated with disease, injury, age, or …

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Mysterious 6 Legged Calf born in Jackson County Explained

Dr. Owen Rae, DVM, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, said “The condition is called polymelia or, an easier description, parasitic limbs. Willard Yeomans said, “I have been milking cows for 58 years and have never seen anything like this!” Willard Yeomans, who owns Oak Ridge Dairy located just north of Grand Ridge, discovered a very …

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NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Risk Management – Protecting Youth AND Volunteers

Julie Pigott Dillard Everything we do on a daily basis involves a certain amount of risk.  When working with youth, it’s your responsibility as a volunteer to reduce and/or eliminate as much risk as possible.  By taking a pro-active approach to risk management, you’ll identify potential risks of injury and make sure steps are in …

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UF/IFAS Seminar on Wild Game Processing: From Field to Table

Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:00am to 3:00pm UF Meat Processing Laboratory 2250 Shealy Drive, Room 156, Gainesville, Florida 32611 Seminar Agenda 9:00am Welcome and Introduction 9:15am Zoonotic Diseases from Wild Game 10:00am Assuring Safety and Quality During Dressing and Skinning 10:45am Game Meat Safety and Quality 11:30am Carcass Fabrication 12:30pm Break 1:00pm Sausage Processing 3:00pm …

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Marcus Edwards of Gadsden County Inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame.

At the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Southern Region in Destin, Florida, July 30, 2012 Marcus Edwards of the Sawdust Community in Gadsden County was inducted into the NACD Hall of Fame. Marcus was born September 4, 1934 in Sawdust, Florida, graduated from Greensboro High School in 1952, attended the …

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Florida Peanut Disease Update September 2012

Typical symptoms and signs of the peanut disease White Mold also called Stem Rot. A.) Wilting and discoloration on an infected branch; B.) Wilting of multiple branches; C.) White fungal growth on the branches of peanuts; D.) Mustard size sclerotia on the soil next to diseased plants. By: Nicholas S. Dufault, Extension Plant Pathologist, University …

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Panhandle FAWN Station Weather Summary

From January through July, the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) Station in Marianna had recorded 34 inches of rain, which was exactly the same as the historic average for the first 7 months of the year.  The 14.35 inches of rain that fell in August set an all-time record for the month. In the 61 years of …

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