Tag Archive: Panhandle

1st Quarter Panhandle Weather Summary

NOAA map showing range of rainfall for the past 90 days compared to normal. Much of the Panhandle has had above average rainfall during the first quarter of 2014.  While most farmers are getting frustrated because the wet ground has delayed planting preparation, ranchers are smiling because they have finally gotten ideal weather for cool-season …

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Panhandle Ag Team hosts Florida Forage Workers Training

Cattle graze crimson and ball clover in a pasture at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team and the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) teamed up to host a training for the UF/IFAS Faculty who work with forages and livestock in Marianna, on April 7th and 8th .  …

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What is the Best Grass for Pastures in the Panhandle?

A Brangus bull grazing Tifton 9 bahiagrass. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Spring is here, and the number of calls that come in to the local Extension Office increases dramatically with the warmer weather.  One question that often comes this time of year is “What grass I should plant for a pasture?”  Whether this a new …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/21/what-is-the-best-grass-for-pastures-in-the-panhandle/

Seminar to be Held on a New Crop for the Florida Panhandle: Olives

Join us on April 4th from 8 am to 1 pm at the University of Florida West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay (4253 Experiment Road, Jay FL 32565) to learn more about olive production in the Panhandle.  Guest speakers will include Michael O’Hara Garcia, President of the Florida Olive Council,  Don Mueller, Longtime Florida Olive Grower, …

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Panhandle February 14 Weather Summary

NOAA February 2014 rainfall estimates. February was certainly warmer than January, and in most areas wetter as well.  Once again the Carrabelle station collected the most rainfall with 6.7″ in February.  Monticello was the driest location, with only 4.4″ recorded at the FAWN station there. For the first two months of 2014, Marianna has been …

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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 …

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

Panhandle Weather Update January 14

January 2014 was a rough month in the Florida Panhandle.  Unusually cold weather kicked off the month and then sleet, ice and even a little snow shut down major highways. For the month of January, the wettest location was Carabelle with 6.1 inches of rainfall, and the driest was  Marianna, collecting only 2.1 inches.  The …

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2014 UF/IFAS Basic Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

Photo by Judy Ludlow The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will once again be offering a Basic  Beekeeping School in February and March.  These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  Details are listed below, please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register and if you have …

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2014 UF/IFAS Basic Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

Photo by Judy Ludlow The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will once again be offering a Basic  Beekeeping School in February and March.  These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  Details are listed below, please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register and if you have …

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Panhandle Crop Meeting – March 6th

The 2014 Panhandle Crop Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 6th, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center. Registration opens at 7:15 AM (Central) and concludes at noon with a sponsored lunch. The Panhandle Crop Meeting will contain an array of presentations from extension specialists from the University of Florida, Georgia and Auburn University. The …

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