Monthly Archive: July 2016

Friday Funny: The Eternal Ride

Two ranchers, Bart and Hank, in their late 80’s, were neighbors who been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Bart’s health was failing, Hank visited him every day.  One day Hank said, “Bart, we both loved rodeo all our lives, and we rode some rank stock before we settled down to ranching …

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Satsumas Return to North Florida

Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator Tour a Satsuma Grove on October 11 There was a time when citrus production was booming in North Florida. In the 1920’s, Jackson County, Florida, was known as the Satsuma capital of the World. Satsuma is a citrus variety with excellent eating quality that is cold heady …

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Corn Harvest Underway in Jackson County

This combine was running hard harvesting field corn this week near Greenwood, FL at Bishop Farms. Harvest is always an exciting time on the farm.  Months of work, investment, and risk pay off when the crop comes in.  This week several farms in Jackson County started harvesting field corn from both dryland and irrigated fields. …

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Armyworms Wreaking Havoc on North Florida Forages

Ray Bodrey, UF/IFAS Gulf County Extension Director & Kalyn Waters, UF/IFAS Holmes County Extension Director A sudden, fierce attack of armyworms is currently underway on Panhandle forages.  Livestock and hay producers should be on the lookout for this pest. Recently, cases of infested pastures have been identified in multiple counties across Northwest Florida. Insect pests …

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Cute Baby Chicks and Your Chickens Can Make You Sick

Last summer the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported 181 people from 40 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of June 2016, 611 people from 45 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 611, 138 were hospitalized, and 195 (32%) were children …

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Are Your Forages Getting Enough Water?

Exposed perennial peanut forage roots at 5 ft soil depth. (C.L. Mackowiak) Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist Forages, as with all plants, require light, water and nutrients. Even if you cannot control water inputs because you are on non-irrigated land, you may find it useful to know the water status of your soils to …

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Jackson County to host Cattlemen’s Tour August 9

Bill Conrad, who operates a custom harvesting service talked provided a baleage demonstration at the 2015 JCCA Cattlemen’s Tour. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a ranch tour on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  Cattle producers from the the tri-state region are invited to participate in this sponsored event. The …

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Friday Funny: The Ornery Farmer

Clifford and Daisy were farmers who were married for many years.  Together they raised crops and cattle on some of the poorest land in the Florida Panhandle.  Life for them was never easy and it showed.  Their marriage was somewhat legendary in the region, because of their constant bickering, loud arguments, and things being thrown …

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Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are expanding their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” field trips into two-day events for 2016. They will include presentations as well as traditional excursions to explore …

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Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season

Most of the peanuts are close to lapping in Santa Rosa County. Photo Credit John Atkins Mid July is the time of year where, for most of us, we are at the mid-point in our peanut production season. The peanut plants, if not already lapped, are at a point where the canopy traps humidity and …

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