Panhandle Agriculture

Perennial Peanut Field Day June 6

Dr. Ann Blount discusses her work in perennial peanut varieity selection at the 2014 Perennial Peanut Field Day held in Quincy. The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and the University of Florida are teaming up to host a tour of ongoing perennial peanut research at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center near Marianna, Florida.   …

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Injection Site BQA Tips at Calf-working Time

It is always a good idea to go over how vaccines, wormers, and implants should be administered with everyone on the crew before cattle working starts. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist The month of May is traditionally the time when “spring round-ups” take place.  This is the time that large and …

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New EDIS Fact Sheets added this Spring

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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Identify Cogongrass Now: Look for the Seedheads

Cogongrass seedheads are easily spotted this time of year.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin We are well into spring and a wide variety of plants are showing off their colorful blooms. As lovely as most of the blooms are, some springtime colors are an unwelcome sight. Such is the case with the showy, white seedhead that is …

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Summer Annual Forage Update

Tifleaf 3 millet planted August 20  and photographed October. 3, 2014 at the NFREC Beef and Forage Field Day. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Ann Blount, Forage Breeder, NFREC-Marianna After a very cold and wet winter across much of the south, many of us are still reeling from low hay inventories and delayed winter forage growth. …

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Dogfennel: Ugly Pasture Weeds that Reduce Bahia Production

Dogfennel will decrease forage production. Photo credit: John Atkins Dogfennel is one of the most commonly occurring pasture weeds in Florida. University of Florida Weed Specialists, Brent. Sellers and Jay. Ferrel developed a publication specifically to address this troublesome pasture weed.  Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is an aggressive native perennial found throughout much of the Southeast. …

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Santa Rosa Forrest Stewardship Tour May 14

The Spencer family’s primary objective for their land is production of high quality timber. Secondary objectives include wildlife management, with a strong emphasis on quail and white-tailed deer, enhancement of aesthetics and conservation of the soil and water resources. Timber production is focused on the best sites for growing pines. The three major timber producing …

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EscaRosa Beekeepers Open Hive Workshop May 16

The EscaRosa Beekeepers Association invites you to the Open Hive Workshop and BBQ on May 16, 2015 from 8 am to 3 pm.  The event will be held in the home garden of Joe and Nancy Tavernetti, 1110 Bauer Road, Pensacola, Florida.  Throughout the day, beekeepers will provide workshops and demonstrations at three open hive …

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Heavy Rains in April brought Drought Relief but also Planting Delays

If the old adage of “April Showers Bring May Flowers” is true, parts of the Panhandle should be a blooming mess very soon. The National Weather Service provides estimates of rainfall.  The map above shows that there were some pockets in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Washington and Jackson Counties that received 10-15″ in April.  In contrast, …

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Bull Consignments Sought for 2015 Florida Bull Test

Cliff Lamb,UF/IFAS Beef Reproduction Specialist The nomination deadline for registered breeders wishing to consign bulls to the Florida Bull Test is June 15, 2015. The Florida Bull test is hosted at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, FL. For the 16th year, the North Florida Research and Education …

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