Tag Archive: Late

Late Planting of Cool-Season Forages

Jose Dubeux, A. Blount, C. Mackowiak, E. Santos, D. Jaramillo, L. Garcia, J. Pereira Neto, L. Dantas Things do not always happen according to plan, especially this fall for cool-season forage planting. The recommended planting period of cool-season grasses in North Florida ranges from October 15th to November 15th.  However, this year North Florida suffered …

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Is it Too Late to Plant Winter Grazing?

Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Extension Specialist A number of livestock producers have been asking about making late plantings of winter annuals for forage. I recently updated an older factsheet that I wrote in 2007 with Dr. Don Ball, now Professor Emeritus at Auburn University. This factsheet, entitled Late Plantings of Winter Annual Forages, provides more details …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/is-it-too-late-to-plant-winter-grazing/

Saltbush – A Late Blooming Native Shrub

  Female saltbush plant in bloom. Credit: Niels Proctor, hort.ifas.ufl.edu If you have noticed bursts of white-flowered shrubs along roadsides, trails, and other natural areas the last couple of weeks, there’s a good chance that it was saltbush (Baccharis halimifolia). Saltbush is a native shrub in the sunflower or daisy family (Asteraceae) that can be …

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Tropical Weather will Increase Disease Pressure on Late Planted Crops

Figure 1. Video of weather forecast for Friday September 2 showing movement through the Southeast of Hurricane Hermine. There is a brief advertisement at the beginning of the video. Ian Small, Nicholas Dufault, Kelly O’Brien, and David Wright Late season storms like hurricane Hermine (Fig. 1) and tropical depression Julia (and 12) often bring significant …

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Late Season Cotton Insect Control

Stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org stinkbug damage – Ronald Smith, Auburn University, Bugwood.org Cotton is maturing rapidly across the Panhandle and it’s shaping up to be one of the earliest harvest seasons in recent years. This is due for the most part to the dry weather and the high number of heat …

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Check Quality of Late Season Ryegrass Hay

This was a good spring for annual forages like ryegrass. This cow grazing in Washington County had an impressive supply of forage awaiting her in the next paddock over.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin It is widely recognized that cool season annuals, like ryegrass, are the highest quality forages we produce here in NW Florida. Even though …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/check-quality-of-late-season-ryegrass-hay/

Dormant Oil: Apply in Late Winter for Spring Benefits

The magnolia white scale, Phenacaspis cockerelli, is also called false oleander scale. Image credit http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/false_oleander_scale.htm Many fruit and ornamental shrubs and trees suffer from scale insects throughout the year. Most of the time home gardeners notice these insects in the spring or summer, because their exudate is the primary substrate for sooty mold growth. Although …

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With Muscadines, It’s Good to Be Late

Prolific producing muscadine cultivar ‘Granny Val’ – Image Credit Dr. Peter C. Andersen Mother always said “never be late,” but in the case of certain muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) cultivars, it’s good to be late.  Although muscadine harvest can begin as early as July, growers with late bearing muscadines are just completing fruit harvest. Generally, muscadines do not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/with-muscadines-its-good-to-be-late/

Late Soybeans Doing Well in the Big Bend

Late soybeans are doing well, dodging disease, insects and weather…so far. Second crop soybeans are blooming in Florida’s Big Bend and doing well with sufficient rain.  Many fields are following green chopped corn used in dairies for immediate needs or ensiling. Producers have kept a watchful eye on the tropical weather situation and prices.  Two …

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