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Evaluation of ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer for Florida Corn Production

Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) corn trial at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL. Photo: Mike Mulvaney Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL Now is the time to start thinking about nitrogen (N) management strategies for corn production in the Panhandle.  This is a follow-up to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/13/evaluation-of-esn-controlled-release-fertilizer-for-florida-corn-production/

Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show – February 8

The 32nd annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 8th in the Agriculture Conference Center, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, and concludes with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/19/northwest-florida-beef-conference-trade-show-february-8/

2017 Florida Bull Test Sale – January 21

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted near Marianna, FL. The 17th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna.  There were 129 consignments from 33 consignors from Florida, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/2017-florida-bull-test-sale-january-21/

Florida Heifer Development Program Hosts Workshop January 6

Heifers entered in the 2016 Florida Heifer Development Program, at the North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna. Photo: K. Waters The investment of time and resources that are required for replacement heifer develop is substantial. However, effective heifer development is critical for continued success within a cattle production system. Research has provided developmental benchmark …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/florida-heifer-development-program-hosts-workshop-january-6/

2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Photo: Tyler Jones. Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts. The University of Florida/IFAS, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/2016-corn-variety-trial-summary-from-jay-florida/

Funding Helps Florida Ag Producers Improve Working Lands

Conservation Stewardship Program – Application Deadline February 3, 2017 Agricultural producers can sign up for available funding through February 3, 2017  through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners can earn incentive payments from CSP for expanding conservation activities on their land, such as cover crops, ecologically-based …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/funding-helps-florida-ag-producers-improve-working-lands/

October Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 4.95/cwt. during October. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 37.13/hd. ($ 4.95/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 2,475.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/11/october-florida-cattle-market-price-watch-2/

Rice Production in Florida – a Minor, yet Uniquely Valuable Crop

Figure 1. Rice growing in the flooded fields of Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area. Photo Courtesy of UF/IFAS File Photo Collection On a recent trip to Arkansas, I was captivated by the beauty of vast fields of flooded rice nearly ready for harvest.  That image is just something you don’t see every day in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/04/rice-production-in-florida-a-minor-yet-uniquely-valuable-crop/

Growing Ginger Root in North Florida

Freshly harvested ginger rhizomes. Photo by Molly Jameson. Fall is finally here and we are beginning to enjoy our first few bursts of cold air coming in from the northwest. For many, this inspires us to prepare dishes with all of our favorite seasonal spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger come to mind. While …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/27/growing-ginger-root-in-north-florida/

Potential Pests and Diseases of Olives in Florida

Figure 1. Adult glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis. Photo Credit: Lyle J. Buss, UF/IFAS Russ Mizell, Peter Andersen and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman Olives, Olea europaea, are a newly-developing crop in Florida, but much still remains to be learned of the potential pests. Olives are best adapted to dry Mediterranean climates with some winter chilling. Production under Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/14/potential-pests-and-diseases-of-olives-in-florida/

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