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UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle

Paul Davis, 4-H youth development agent (L), and Julie McConnell, horticulture agent (R), both with UF/IFAS Extension Bay County, stand next to peanut butter donations. This year, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County collected 866 jars of peanut butter. Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/17/ufifas-extension-peanut-butter-challenge-tackles-hunger-in-the-panhandle/

UF/IFAS Extension is Seeking Information from Cattle Producers

Attention Florida Beef Cattle Producers: Your help is needed! Professional Development and Educational Programs are vital to keeping the Florida cattle industry on the cutting edge of new research and Best Management Practices. UF/IFAS Extension needs your help with important information. Currently a graduate student at the University of Florida is conducting research to determine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/11/ufifas-extension-is-seeking-information-from-cattle-producers/

Learn to Relax with Gardening Advice from UF/IFAS Extension

Growing wildflowers is great for pollinators and for you! Credit: UF/IFAS   With fall weather finally giving us a break from the heat of summer, this is the perfect time for North Florida residents to get outside and try their hands at gardening. Not only is gardening rewarding for the beautiful flowers or tasty vegetables …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/26/learn-to-relax-with-gardening-advice-from-ufifas-extension/

UF/IFAS Experts to Celebrate Animal Agriculture at the Sunbelt Ag Expo October 18-20

Panhandle Ag Team members Matt Hersom, Doug Mayo, and Mark Mauldin provided information on forages at the UF/IFAS Barn at the 2015 Sunbelt Expo. Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will be sharing their expertise on the theme of Florida’s Animal Agriculture at the 39th annual …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/14/ufifas-experts-to-celebrate-animal-agriculture-at-the-sunbelt-ag-expo-october-18-20/

UF/IFAS 2016 Corn Field Day July 19

Josh Thompson and Kim Wilkens compare corn varieties at the West Florida Research and Education Center Variety Trial. UF/IFAS Extension will host the annual Corn Field Day Tuesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center, located at 4253 Experiment Road, Highway 182 in Jay. The event will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/ufifas-2016-corn-field-day-july-19/

UF/IFAS offers Heifer Development Program for Cattle Producers

The Florida Heifer Development Program  Annually beef cattle producers are faced with the decision of how to replace unproductive females within their herd. For most large commercial ranches, developing their own replacement heifers is a viable option, but for many smaller operations (<100 head) it is not as easy.  Whether it is that lack of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/30/ufifas-offers-heifer-development-program-for-cattle-producers/

UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day April 15

2016 University of Florida NFREC Beef & Forage Day April 15, 2016 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL $ 10/person Registration Fee Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/27/ufifas-beef-forage-field-day-april-15/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/ufifas-research-estimates-feral-hogs-cost-florida-cattle-industry-2-million-annually/

UF/IFAS Researchers Studying Corn Root Development in Florida’s Sandy Soils

Figure 1. Before mini-rhizotron tube was inserted, a GiddingsTM soil drilling rig creates a hole for the tube. Chaein Na and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department University of Florida researchers conducted an extensive field trial recently to investigate the hidden half of the corn plant, namely the roots. An extensive root system is beneficial for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/09/ufifas-researchers-studying-corn-root-development-in-floridas-sandy-soils/

UF/IFAS Researchers Evaluating Flower Thrips Injury to Strawberries

Iris Strzyzewski and Joe Funderburk, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida The U.S. supplies 29% of the total production of strawberries, making it the largest producer worldwide. Florida harvests about 10,000 acres annually valued at $ 400 million, ranking second only to California. Flower thrips are pests of numerous fruit and vegetable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/ufifas-researchers-evaluating-flower-thrips-injury-to-strawberries/

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