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Active Wildfire Season in 2017

More than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017 (Click on image to enlarge to full screen) Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres …

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March Weather Summary & Planting Season Outlook

National Weather Service March 2017 rainfall estimates for the Florida Panhandle. Rainfall The National Weather Service rainfall estimates ranged from as little as 0.5″ to 4″ across the Florida Panhandle in March 2017.  The western counties had higher totals with 3-4″ in the tan sections, and 2-3″ in the yellow.  The eastern counties ranged from …

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Cool Season Forages – What Grew Well this Year

Washington County Milk Checkoff Cool-Season Forage Demonstration Plots. Photo: Mark Mauldin Every fall producers select which cool season forage varieties they want to utilize in their operations and by the following spring some are happy with the choices they made and others are not. In an effort to help producers make a more informed decision, …

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Preparations for Foaling Season

Late Pregnant Mare photo credit: Brinkley-Bissenger As we move into February you begin to notice that, little by little, the days are getting longer. Mares bred in the previous spring are beginning to track wider. Anticipation of the upcoming foal crop should prompt you to make necessary preparations.  As you develop the management calendar, you …

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Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Disease Management Strategies for the 2017 Watermelon Season

Figure 1. A field infected with Fusarium wilt. Areas with missing plants are regions that have higher levels of inoculum. Recording this damage can be useful for future disease management at this site. by Nicholas S. Dufault, Bimal S. Amaradasa and Mason J. Newark With the watermelon production season starting in Florida, now is a …

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When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Season

Professor Barry Tillman (left) helping to examine peanut quality at the NFREC in Marianna, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones. As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good …

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Are Your Replacement Heifers Ready for the Upcoming Breeding Season?

Heifer development at NFREC. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Fall-calving herds will be breeding replacement heifers at the end of the year.  Now is the time to make certain that those heifers are ready for the upcoming breeding season. Immunize the heifers.  Ask your large animal veterinarian about …

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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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Planning Ahead for Dove Season

Photo courtesy of bugwood.org Planning Ahead for Dove Season Every Fall, sportsmen of all ages set their sights on the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), one of the most widely hunted migratory birds in the United States.  Because it is migratory bird, management falls under federal and state regulations.  Annually, Extension agents receive questions about the …

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