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Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot humid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

Evaluation of Feet & Legs Important for Cattle Longevity

Routine evaluation of the health status of cattle is important to ensure that your animals are comfortable and productive. Visual appraisal of body condition scores (BCS), fly stress, and signs & symptoms of sickness are easily observed as you walk through pastures or move cattle through your working facilities on a regular basis. There is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/20/evaluation-of-feet-legs-important-for-cattle-longevity/

Expected Tight Margins in 2016 Call for Careful Evaluation of Peanut Production Practices

Peanut margins are predicted to be tight this year. According to the UGA Crop Comparison Tool, dryland peanuts will struggle to cover production costs.  In tight years the importance of each management decision is magnified. All options should be carefully analyzed to determine the most economically viable production practices.  Photo credit: IFAS Communications The predictions …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/expected-tight-margins-in-2016-call-for-careful-evaluation-of-peanut-production-practices/

Evaluation of Thrip Resistance to Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Figure 1. Tobacco thrips injury to seedling peanuts.  Joe Funderburk, Danielle Sprague, and Mrittunjai Srivistava, North Florida REC. Quincy, Florida Monitoring to evaluate continued susceptibility of pests to pesticides is an important part of any pest management program. Thrips are known for their ability to develop resistance to insecticides. The western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/17/evaluation-of-thrip-resistance-to-neonicotinoid-insecticides/

Fertilizer Spreader Evaluation

Last week we checked out this spreader, and with a few adjustments it is spreading evenly and doing a good job. We put out containers to catch fertilizer behind the spreader with grates in them to prevent the granules from bouncing out. Source:  Seminole Crop E News Rome Etrhedge, UGA Seminole County Coordinator As farmers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/01/fertilizer-spreader-evaluation/

An Economic Evaluation of Estrous Synchronization and Fixed-Time Artificial Insemination in Suckled Beef Cows

UF/IFAS beef cattle reseach project showed a $ 49 advantage per exposed cow with Timed AI. Cliff Lamb, UF/IFAS Beef Reproduction Specialist, NFREC Overview Estrous synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) are reproductive management tools that have been available to beef producers for over 30 years. Synchronization of the estrous cycle has the potential to shorten …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/24/an-economic-evaluation-of-estrous-synchronization-and-fixed-time-artificial-insemination-in-suckled-beef-cows/