Monthly Archive: October 2016

Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course – December 12-13

You are invited to participate in the 2016 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course. As in previous years, the short course will take place at the Hotel at Auburn University. The event is scheduled for December 12th ( all day) and 13th (morning). We will have a great group of speakers and topics. The short …

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November Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  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, Florida.  …

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Davy and Strange Families Honored as Santa Rosa Farm Families of the Year

Glen and Janet Strange and John and Sara Davy accept 2016 Santa Rosa County Farm Families Awards from County Commissioner Don Salter On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the John Davy and Glen Strange families of Panhandle Growers, Inc. were honored as the 2016 Santa Rosa County Farm Families of the Year during the 50th Annual …

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Factors that Affect Cull Cow Prices at Auction Markets

Source: Alabama Weekly Livestock Summary Friday, October 28, 2016 Vol No. 276 Issue No. 276 Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Some culling of beef cows occurs in most herds every year. The Beef Audits have generally shown that cull cows, bulls, and cull dairy cows make up about 20% of the …

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Sugarcane Field Day – November 7

The Annual Sugarcane Field Day will be held Monday, November 7, 2016 at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), in Quincy where a nursery of chewing, syrup, and crystal sugar varieties are maintained.  This educational event is for anyone interested in learning about and obtaining different varieties of sugarcane for growing on their farm or …

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Persimmon Problems this Fall

  Japanese persimmons are a real treat in the Fall, and for those who enjoy growing fruit, they are a relatively problem free option.  The tree can reach 30 feet tall, if planted in full sun and well drained soils that receive ample moisture.  The orange-yellow fruit really makes a great show in the Fall. …

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When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Growing Season

Professor Barry Tillman (left) helping to examine peanut quality at the NFREC in Marianna, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones. As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good …

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Next Year’s Bahia Grass Depends on This Year’s Renovation Preparation

Having Bahiagrass ready to graze in 2017 depends on what you do in 2016. In that recent flash of time when cattle prices were the highest in my lifetime, many Florida ranchers seized the opportunity to invest some increased income in capital improvements for the ranch. Some fertilized according to soil test for the first …

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Gulf Coast Small Farms Field Day – November 17

  Join us on Thursday, November 17th at the West Florida Research and Education Center (4253 Experiment Drive, Jay) for the Fall Gulf Coast Small Farms Field Day. Registration starts at 7:45, with informational sessions and tours starting at 8:00 am. The following topics will be covered include: Using Protected Agriculture and Hydroponics to Meet Demand for …

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Jackson County Daffodil Sale!

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are selling daffodil bulbs.  Bulbs are sold in paper bags for $ 5.00 per bag.  Bulb counts vary per bag based on bulb size.  For descriptions of available bulbs please see the attached flyer. Jackson County Daffodil Selection/Description To make a bulb order or for other questions please call the …

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