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Spiderwort: A Troublesome Weed Invading North Florida Hay Fields and Pastures

Bermudagrass hayfield with spiderwort spreading from infested road right-of-way in Jackson County. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Michael Durham, Jason Ferrell, and Brent Sellers Figure 1. Spiderwort can be easily identified by its clusters of colorful flowers with three petals. Photo credit: Michael Durham Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis Raf.) is a native perennial species found throughout the …

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Ashe Magnolia, Rare Beauty of the Florida Panhandle

The huge flowers and leaves of Ashe magnolia make it one of my favorite native flowering trees. Individual flowers may be 6 – 12 inches in diameter and are white with purple blotches at the bases of the 3 inner petal-like tepals. When in flower, as they are now in April, the huge white blooms …

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Experience the Mountains in Northwest Florida

Mountain laurel. Photo credit: Sheila Dunning, UF/IFAS Extension. If you are lucky enough to live on the southern Alabama edge of northwest Florida, you may want to see if you can find mountain laurel blooming now near the wooded creeks.  Its native range stretches from southern Maine south to northern Florida, just dipping into our …

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March Florida Cattle Market Report

The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.30 cwt. during March. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 9.75/hd. ($ 1.30/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 650.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract low, …

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Florida Beef Cattle Short Course May 4-6

65th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course May 4 – 6, 2016 Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center 2142 Shealy Drive Gainesville, Florida 32611 The 2016 Florida Beef Cattle Short Course Program Committee and the Department of Animal Sciences welcome you to this year’s Short Course. We look forward to this week every year in anticipation …

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UF/IFAS Research Estimates Feral Hogs cost Florida Cattle Industry $2 Million Annually

Feral swine can cause $ 2 million per year in lost cattle production in Florida, according to a new study led by Samantha Wisely, UF/IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation. Photo credit: UF/IFAS archive Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $ 2 million a year in lost cattle production, according …

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January Florida Cattle Market Report

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 8.70/cwt. during January. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 65.25/hd. ($ 8.70/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,350.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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Florida Master Naturalist Courses Provide Unique Perspective into Natural World

Do you love the outdoors? Wish you knew more about the plants and animals native to our area? Master Naturalist Jerry Patee leads classmates along his project: a wetland boardwalk in Perdido Key. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a course offered by Extension agents throughout the state, including the northwestern …

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Add Potatoes to Your Florida Garden

Potatoes planted in mid-February were ready to harvest in mid-May in Panama City. Photo: Vicki Evans, UF/IFAS Master Gardener A common misconception is that all potatoes come from the Midwest. However, select Irish potato varieties are produced commercially in Florida on over 20,000 acres. Potatoes can also be grown in Florida home gardens if care …

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West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 11

Join us for the West Florida Crop Production Meeting on February 11, 2016 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane Jay, Florida 32565). Registration begins at 7:45 am and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia, and government agencies will provide updates on their research …

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