Tag Archive: Options

Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!

Northwest Floridians are lucky.  We get to bask in the warm sunshine at least eight months of the year, consider it cold weather when we have to break out the fleece pullover and none of us live more than a few hours’ drive to the whitest sand you ever saw.  However, those conditions have consequences.  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/struggling-to-grow-fruit-trees-try-these-lesser-known-florida-friendly-edible-options/

Control Options for Thrips in Peanuts and Cotton

Twin row peanut field in Jackson County. Photo: Ethan Carter Planting season is well under way, with some producers nearing completion of peanut, and cotton planting. Annually, thrips are problematic in early panted cotton and peanut. It will be important to keep an eye on thrips populations as seedlings emerge, and the weeks that follow …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/control-options-for-thrips-in-peanuts-and-cotton/

Endless October Options in Northwest Florida!

Corn and sorghum mazes are great family fun in October. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson October is a glorious time of year in northwest Florida. Temperatures are cooler, skies seem bluer, and the summer crowds have left the still-warm waters of the Gulf mostly to us locals. It is also the perfect time to explore the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/endless-october-options-in-northwest-florida/

Pregnancy Diagnosis Options for Beef Cattle Producers

Figure 1. Picture depicting the correct location for collection of blood samples from the tail vein. Photo by Doug Mayo Generally, beef herd pregnancy rates after a 60–120-day breeding season tend to range from 80 to 94 percent. Pregnancy diagnosis identifies the 6–20 percent of open cows in the herd so they can be culled …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/pregnancy-diagnosis-options-for-beef-cattle-producers/

Enhancing Sustainability Options for Farmers

Enhancing Sustainability Options for Farmers Article by Margaret Lawrence, News Unit Manager, Alabama Cooperative Extension Weather is one of farming’s greatest challenges. But Dr. Brenda Ortiz, a corn and grain crops specialist with Alabama Extension, says farmers’ abilities to manage production risks like drought or heavy rains are improving. “Many of the farmers who are leading …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/enhancing-sustainability-options-for-farmers/

Summer Annual Forage Options for the Panhandle

Pearl millet is an annual, warm-season, seeded grass that grows quickly in the spring and summer months and offers high-yielding and high-quality forage. Summer Annual Forages: Millet, Forage Sorghum, Sudangrass, Sorghum-Sudan and Crabgrass This has been a tough winter season for forage production. Many producers are struggling with little hay left in the barn and …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/07/summer-annual-forage-options-for-the-panhandle/

Fruit Tree Options for the Florida Panhandle

Fruit trees are a wonderful addition to the landscape at home or even a great niche for the small farmer. Most people love the thought of picking fresh fruit off of the tree or vine and knowing exactly where it comes from.  There are a lot of considerations that must be taken into account for a …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/22/fruit-tree-options-for-the-florida-panhandle/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/12/cool-season-forage-options-for-winter-livestock-feeding/

Free Webinar: Managing High Feed Prices: Know Your Options

Title:  Managing High Feed Prices: Know Your Options Date: Monday October 15th Time:  9:30-11:00 am ET URL: https://connect.uky.edu/mhfp/   Description:  In this first seminar, Beef Cattle Extension Specialists from the Southeast region will provide an overview of available co-product feedstuffs and molasses-based supplements.  Discussions  will cover nutritional aspects and how these products best fit into …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/05/free-webinar-managing-high-feed-prices-know-your-options/

Sustainable Vegetable Production Options for Small Operations

The local food movement’s growth has fueled interested in urban farms. For small operations in the extreme west part of panhandle Florida, one production method rising in popularity is raised bed hydroponics. It is simply what the title implies: a raised bed lined with plastic and operated as a hydroponic growing system. The West Florida …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/22/sustainable-vegetable-production-options-for-small-operations/