Panhandle Agriculture

2016 Beef Conference Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference was one of the best in the long history of this event.  175 people attended the event this year that featured seven presentations and a trade show of 28 companies and organizations that provide products and services to the cattle industry in the Southeast. …

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UGA Peanut Update provides Recommendations for 2016 Production

Farmers will need to be very strategic to be profitable growing peanuts in 2016.  Photo: John Atkins After the 2015 growing season, depressed prices, areas of no rain for 8 weeks and yields ranging from zero to dancing around the 6,000 pound per acre mark, Santa Rosa County producers are looking toward the 2016 season with …

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How Much Winter Forage Do Cattle Consume in a Day?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC You often hear from university cattle specialists, extension agents, nutritionists, your neighbor, and anyone else you may ask about winter supplementation, that planning ahead is one of the keys for success. By making sure we know how much feed resources we will need (hay bales, stockpiled …

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Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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Friday Funny: The Shingles

Kevin inherited a 200 acre farm from his father.  He worked very hard for several years, but just could not earn enough to provide for his family.  So, he started working in town driving a delivery truck part-time to provide additional off-farm income. Those of us who have spent much time in a doctor’s office …

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Escambia Winter Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 5

Adults and youth are welcomed to attend the Winter Livestock Forages and Wildlife Food Plot Tour on Saturday March 5th at 11:00 AM.  The tour will take place at the 4-H Livestock Facilities (5701 Highway 99, Molino, FL 32577). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall …

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SW Alabama Peanut Production Meeting February 26

The Escambia County / Alabama Peanut Production Meeting will be held on February 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, AL). Topics presented will include:  Market Outlook Variety Selection Insect Control Disease Update   To Register: Call Escambia County Extension, 251-867-7760 by February 18th. Last year’s healthy canopy …

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Farmers Market Symposium in Pensacola March 8

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016,  UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County will hold a Farmers Market Symposium from 8:30-3:30.  The meeting will take place at the Langley Bell 4-H Auditorium, 3730 Stefani Road Cantonment FL 32533. EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE: Overview of Florida Farmers Markets Starting a Community Garden Best Practices at Farmers Markets Food Safety Guidelines for Growers …

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Plant Recommendations to Augment Ecosystems Services

Russ Mizell, Gary Knox and Holly Ober Faculty at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center have developed a new website giving recommendations on plant species that provide a range of regulatory ecosystems services for each season of the year.  This website will help you select and use plants species that are …

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February 21-27 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Cogongrass flowering in Crestview in February. Photo by Jennifer Bearden National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is February 21-27, 2016.  This week is dedicated to focusing the nation on the impacts of Invasive species.  Non-native, exotic, invasive species do not naturally occur in an area.  They cause economic and environmental harm, and can negatively impact …

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