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UF/IFAS Researchers are Studying Endophytes in Florida Pasture Grasses

Endophytes that live in forage grass species are being studied by University of Florida researchers. Photo: Ann Blount Ann Blount, Sunny Liao, Florencia Marcon and Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center “What is an Endophyte and why are they in my grass pastures?” may be a question that cattlemen in Florida have …

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Highlights & Proceedings from the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day

Dr. Nicolas DiLorenzo welcomed everyone to the Beef Unit near Marianna. Over 120 cattle producers, extension agents, research faculty and staff attended the UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day that was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Unit, near Marianna, Florida.  The event consisted of a …

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New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops

Dr. Silvana Paula-Moraes (right) and her field technician Latisa Ledbetter-Kish (left). Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of Integrated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/11/new-ufifas-entomologist-is-surveying-insect-pests-in-panhandle-row-crops/

UF/IFAS Research Estimates Feral Hogs cost Florida Cattle Industry $2 Million Annually

Feral swine can cause $ 2 million per year in lost cattle production in Florida, according to a new study led by Samantha Wisely, UF/IFAS associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation. Photo credit: UF/IFAS archive Feral swine cost the Florida cattle industry at least $ 2 million a year in lost cattle production, according …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/ufifas-research-estimates-feral-hogs-cost-florida-cattle-industry-2-million-annually/

UF/IFAS Researchers Studying Corn Root Development in Florida’s Sandy Soils

Figure 1. Before mini-rhizotron tube was inserted, a GiddingsTM soil drilling rig creates a hole for the tube. Chaein Na and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department University of Florida researchers conducted an extensive field trial recently to investigate the hidden half of the corn plant, namely the roots. An extensive root system is beneficial for …

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UF/IFAS Researchers Evaluating Flower Thrips Damage to Strawberries

Iris Strzyzewski and Joe Funderburk, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida The U.S. supplies 29% of the total production of strawberries, making it the largest producer worldwide. Florida harvests about 10,000 acres annually valued at $ 400 million, ranking second only to California. Flower thrips are pests of numerous fruit and vegetable …

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UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day August 20

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, will share the results of his on newer peanut variates. Photo credit Doug Mayo The annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day will be held at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) located in Marianna, FL on Thursday, August 20, 2015 starting with registration at 8:00 AM (CDT) and …

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UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Beef and Forage Economics Regional Specialized Agent   – Southeast beef cattle producers are encouraged to tune-in to the upcoming UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series. The event is hosted by the Range Cattle Research and Education Center and the South Florida Beef-Forage Program. The webinar series is being conducted to discuss …

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UF/IFAS Evaluating Soil Mapping Technology for Variable Rate Applications

Fig. 1. Veris rig in operation with water jets engaged to clean the pH sensor Photo Credit:  Cheryl Mackowiak. The next generation of agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) will likely include new soil mapping technologies. Resulting maps are increasingly being used to guide variable applications of irrigation, fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides in the field. On-the-go …

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UF/IFAS Carinata Field Day April 28

The netting prevents the breeding lines of Carinata from out crossing at the NFREC-Quincy breeding trials. The University of Florida-IFAS-North Florida Research and Education Center is pleased to announce a Carinata field day on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. University of Florida along with its partners, Agrisoma and Applied Research Associates, are developing optimum varieties of, …

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