Forages

Trade Show Exhibitor Information for the 2017 Beef Conference

Sponsor and Exhibit at the 32nd Annual Beef Conference! If you sell products and services to Beef Cattle Producers in the Florida Panhandle, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to exhibit at this year’s Beef Conference Trade Show. What is the Beef Conference? It is a half-day, University of Florida Extension educational program for …

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Integrating Perennial Peanut into Bahia Pasture Field Day October 9

  The University of Florida has conducted several research and on-farm trials to evaluate the potential integration of perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures.  One of their on-farm trials was conducted at Cherokee Ranch, south of Marianna, Florida. Additional research trials are also being conducted at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s (NFREC) Beef Research …

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Suggested Timing of Herbicide Applications for Perennial Peanut

Below is a chart with a suggested timing of herbicide applications for perennial peanut. It is up to the applicator to follow the legal requirements of the label for application of any pesticide. See extension publication SS-AGR-261 “Weed Control in Perennial Peanut” for more detailed information about herbicides labeled for perennial peanut. For a printable …

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Cool Season Forage Options for Winter Livestock Feeding

The latest long range forecast from NOAA is encouraging with at least average rainfall this winter.   Livestock feed prices have risen sharply due to the drought reduced corn crop in the Midwest.  What had been fairly reasonable by-product feeds several years ago, have risen to the point that many ranchers are strongly considering increasing …

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SE Hay Contest & Jackson Hay Farmer of the Year Entry

Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Southeast Hay Contest that concludes at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia.   Hay and Baleage samples will be evaluated for quality and ranked based on the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) score.  Even if you don’t think you have the very best hay, for $15 you will …

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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot: A New Pest in North Florida

Ann Blount, UF Forage Breeder & Tim Wilson, Bradford County Extension Director Hay producers may be facing a new concern for their bermudagrass fields this coming season. Producers need to more closly examine any bermudagrass pastures or hayfields for a new exotic insect pest, the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot. Counties in south Georgia reported the stem …

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Management Changes make Small Grains worth Reconsidering

Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension Director Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist In the past, farmers and ranchers in the Southeast recognized the value of small grains for cattle grazing in a diversified farming operation. In recent years, however, many farmers and ranchers have greatly reduced their use. Increased fertilizer costs, less …

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