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Salvaging Winter Forage Production this Year

Figure 1. Nitrogen deficient triticale forage. Notice older leaves are yellow and stems have a purple cast. Photo credit: Cheryl Mackowiak Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS NFREC Soils Specialist Cool-season forages took a hit this year from challenging growing conditions. Summer extended into winter, so perennial summer grasses remained competitive with the cool-season forage plantings all the …

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UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day April 15

2016 University of Florida NFREC Beef & Forage Day April 15, 2016 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL $ 10/person Registration Fee Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/27/ufifas-beef-forage-field-day-april-15/

How much Winter Forage do Cattle Consume in a Day?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC You often hear from university cattle specialists, extension agents, nutritionists, your neighbor, and anyone else you may ask about winter supplementation, that planning ahead is one of the keys for success. By making sure we know how much feed resources we will need (hay bales, stockpiled …

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Winter Forage & Wildlife Food Plot Tour March 4

The 2016 Winter Forage Wildlife Food Plot Tour will be held on March 4th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the West Florida Research and Education Center (4253 Experiment Dr. Hwy 182 Jay, FL 32565). Join us for a walk through the winter forage and wildlife food plots that were planted in Fall 2015. Speakers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/winter-forage-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-4/

Sugarcane Aphids could make Pearl Millet a Better Option than Forage Sorghums

Sugarcane aphid on forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, has been very active this summer in Northwest Florida.  Typically, we are talking about grain sorghum when we warn about this pest.  However, the pest was found to be significantly damaging forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Control measures …

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Stocking Rates and Forage Management for Winter Grazing Webinar September 9

Forage Focus Webinar Series Tune In: September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT Extending the grazing season into the winter months can result in significant input cost savings for cattlemen. Understanding grazing management tips, tricks, and what to expect when using winter forages is key to making this work in your operation. Tune in as Drs Jennifer Johnson, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/29/stocking-rates-and-forage-management-for-winter-grazing-webinar-september-9/

Alabama Forage & Grassland Conference and Tour December 9 & 10

Registration is NOW OPEN! On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the 2015 Alabama Forage Conference “Forward Thinking with Forage Systems” will be held at Lakepoint State Park.  The park is located in Southeast Alabama, just outside the city of Eufaula.  This conference is highly anticipated by forage and livestock producers across Alabama and surrounding states.  Past conferences …

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2015 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida

Replacement heifers on cool-season forages; North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), Marianna – FL. Photo by Jose Dubeux on Dec. 6, 2013. Ann Blount, Patricio Munoz, Jose Dubeux, Joao Vendramini, Ali Babar, Kevin Kenworthy, and Ken Quesenberry  (North Florida Research and Education Center, Department of Agronomy, and the Range Cattle Research and Education Center) …

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National Forage Week June 21-27

Cattle graze on Bermudagrass at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo #NationalForageWeek The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is introducing National Forage Week for the first time June 21–27, 2015.  Slightly less than 2 percent of the total U.S. population lives on a farm, making it more difficult for the general public to …

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Summer Annual Forage Update

Tifleaf 3 millet planted August 20  and photographed October. 3, 2014 at the NFREC Beef and Forage Field Day. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo Ann Blount, Forage Breeder, NFREC-Marianna After a very cold and wet winter across much of the south, many of us are still reeling from low hay inventories and delayed winter forage growth. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/08/summer-annual-forage-update/

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