Monthly Archive: January 2014

Panhandle Crop Meeting – March 6th

The 2014 Panhandle Crop Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 6th, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center. Registration opens at 7:15 AM (Central) and concludes at noon with a sponsored lunch. The Panhandle Crop Meeting will contain an array of presentations from extension specialists from the University of Florida, Georgia and Auburn University. The …

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GAPs Food Safety Training January 30th

Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training: Food Safety and the USDA Audit January 30, 2014, 9:00am-2:00pm CST Washington County Ag Center Fresh produce farmers can learn how to develop a Food Safety Record Book to help pass a USDA Farm Audit so they can sell to WalMart and other retailers which require Food Safety Certification.  Attendees …

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Make the Most of Your Pond This Year!

Your pond is dormant, but now is a good time to think about next year’s management activities. Photo by Judy Ludlow During these icy, north Florida winters, you’re probably not thinking much about what needs to be done in your pond!  Aquatic plants have become mostly dormant, fish feeding has slowed down, and irrigation needs …

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Protect Your Herd from Grass Tetany this Winter

Cattle grazing on cool season forages can be at risk of grass tetany.  Photo Credit:  Doug Mayo Grass tetany is a potentially deadly condition in cattle and sheep grazing on small grains or ryegrass.  Grass tetany is a condition associated with reduced magnesium levels in the blood, and can be a serious problem for cattle and …

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When Should I Thin My Pine Trees?

Pine tree thinning can increase the long-term profitability of a timber stand, if it is implemented at the right time. Pine tree thinning is a key management practice that can increase the long-term productivity and profitability of a timber stand.  Thinning is a partial tree harvest of inferior trees in an immature stand used to …

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Agri-Tourism Workshop February 13

Are you selling products at your farm or ranch, inviting guests to visit for outdoor entertainment or an overnight’s stay, considering putting in a pumpkin patch, or an agritourism venture? This full-day workshop is for you! Learn how to: Evaluate where you are and where you want to be Get the perspective of successful components …

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Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show January 30

The Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds located on Highway 231 south of Dothan, Alabama. Sponsored by the Alabama Peanut Producers Association and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, the one day event offers farmers the opportunity to view the products and services of more …

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Farm Day 2014 in Atmore February 13

Make plans to attend the 2014 Multi State Farm Day that will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 East Nashville Avenue (Highway 31), Atmore, Alabama. This year’s line up of speakers includes the following: Dr. Kathy Flanders– Hessian fly and other insect issues Dr. Ed Sikora– Soybean Issues: rust and variety selections Dr. David …

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A New Chestnut Trial Planned for NFREC-Quincy

The loss of the American Chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was one of the largest mass extinctions occurring in North America due to the chestnut blight fungus. The American chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was once the most dominant hardwood species in North America until the introduction of the Chestnut Blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) which ultimately destroyed over 3 …

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Vaseygrass in your Bermuda hayfield? Start your management now!

Mature Vaseygrass with seed headPhoto by James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org When you think of hay in the third week of January, you are probably wondering whether you’ll have enough hay to last until grass greens up in the spring. However, now is the time to develop your plan …

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