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Managing Dicamba Drift when using New Dicamba Resistant Cotton Varieties

Dicmaba drift injury versus healthy cotton without injury. Photo – Jay Ferrell Jay Ferrell, & Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Speciaslits R. and Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent Dicamba drift injury on traditional cotton. Photo – Jay Ferrell. After many years in development, dicamba use in tolerant cotton varieties will likely be fully approved for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/28/managing-dicamba-drift-when-using-new-dicamba-resistant-cotton-varieties/

Managing Forests and Farms for Fish and Wildlife Workshop – January 12

Photo: Doug Mayo The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) along with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Ag Water Policy, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, and University of Florida IFAS Extension will hold a public workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/managing-forests-and-farms-for-fish-and-wildlife-workshop-january-12/

‘My Head to Clearer Thinking:’ Managing Stress

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking” is part of the 4-H pledge. Clear thinking helps us to make wiser choices/decisions but when we are under a lot of stress our thinking can be cloudy and our bodies can experience short and long term negative effects. Some consider me to be one of the most …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/22/my-head-to-clearer-thinking-managing-stress/

Managing Cow Body Condition has Long-term Impacts

Figure 1. Body condition of Cow-calf pairs shortly after calving affects milk production and reproductive success. (Gainesville, FL; Photo credit: Matt Hersom). Dr. Matt Hersom, Associate Professor, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida The body condition score of a cow and the herd overall is the best indicator of past …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/18/managing-cow-body-condition-has-long-term-impacts/

Managing Bacterial Wilt in Tomatoes with Grafting and a Plant Defense Inducer

Fig. 1: A tomato field in Florida with severe incidence of bacterial wilt. Photo credit: Mathews Paret Sanju Kunwar, Mathews Paret, Jeff Jones, Laura Ritchie, Steve Olson, and Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS NFREC Field tomato production in the southeastern United States is highly affected by bacterial wilt disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. In Florida, race 1 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/managing-bacterial-wilt-in-tomatoes-with-grafting-and-a-plant-defense-inducer/

Managing Winter Pastures

Rye pasture in Santa Rosa County is not ready for grazing yet. Small grains need to at least 8-12 inches tall before grazing, and ryegrass at least 6-12 inches. Photo credit John Atkins Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/22/managing-winter-pastures/

Managing Cattle “Shrink” at Shipping to Increase Profits

Herman Laramore loading a truck with 700 lb. steers at the Bar L Ranch near Marianna. As the Summer comes to an end, harvest time begins.  When we think of harvest we often focus only on crops, but when ranchers ship calves to market or to a buyer, they are really harvesting a crop almost …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/managing-cattle-shrink-at-shipping-to-increase-profits/

Managing Hive Robbing Behavior in Bees

During periods of scarce food resources, foraging bees, like the one shown here, invade weaker hives and rob them of their honey.  Photo by Kathy Keatly Garvey, UC Davis Honey bees laboriously gather their food (nectar and pollen) from flowers in bloom and store it in the hive for use when needed.  When nectar sources …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/28/managing-hive-robbing-behavior-in-bees/

Managing Cotton Irrigation

Right now, the maturity of the cotton crop across the panhandle is highly variable, with some fields just cracking, and others approaching layby in a couple of weeks. That being said, this is the time of year for growers to implement strategic irrigation plans that will, regardless of maturity, carry their crops to harvest without …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/21/managing-cotton-irrigation/

Managing Crimson Clover to Reseed

Once the seedhead is dry and the seed turn dark, clover can be grazed or mowed Crimson clover is one of North Florida’s best cool season forages. Its feed quality is high and it puts an estimated 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre back into the soil each year, the equivalent of six and a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/26/managing-crimson-clover-to-reseed/

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