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Tales from Timpoochee: our Past, Present and Future

Physical exercise was an important component of 4-H Camp, even back in the 1930′s! For many Florida 4-H members, attending a week-long overnight camp at one of the four Florida 4-H Camping centers is a rite of passage. For nearly 90 years, 4-H youth and volunteers have been making their way to the shores of …

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New Crapemyrtles with Burgundy Leaves from Spring through Fall

Burgundy-leaved crapemyrtle is one of the most exciting breeding accomplishments in years. Unlike previous selections, many new crapemyrtle cultivars have leaves that retain dark burgundy coloration from spring budbreak through fall leaf drop. These plants add bold leaf color to a plant already known for its flower power. Delta Jazz™ was the first crapemyrtle with burgundy-bronze leaves all …

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UF/IFAS Survey of Damage to Livestock from Coyotes

The University of Florida, IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center is conducting a survey to more thoroughly understand coyote damage to livestock. UF/IFAS is cooperating with the USDA National Wildlife Research Center to measure losses of livestock presumed to have been a direct consequence of coyote predation, and to assist in identifying the number …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/28/ufifas-survey-of-damage-to-livestock-from-coyotes/

UF/IFAS Seeks Input from Hay Producers on Stem Maggot Damage

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast. Atherigona reversura is the scientific name of the bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive fly from south Asia which damages bermudagrass pasture and hay fields.  This pest was first discovered in 2009 in California and in 2010 in Georgia, and since these …

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Panhandle Farm Facts from the 2012 Census of Agriculture

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) sends out in-depth surveys to farmers called the Census of Agriculture, with numerous questions about specific farming operations.  While most farmers will admit that filling out surveys is not their favorite activity, the summarized information provides very useful data to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/panhandle-farm-facts-from-the-2012-census-of-agriculture/

Santa Rosa County Ag Suffers Loss from Floods this Week

A flooded field in Santa Rosa County, FL. Photo by Mike Donahoe. Initial surveys by Extension Agriculture Agents and USDA personnel revealed significant damage to agricultural interests in Santa Rosa County from this week’s flood. Rainfall throughout the county was highly variable ranging from 6 to 20+ inches during the April 29-30 event. Fortunately, amounts …

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Highlights from the 2012 US Ag Census

The USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service (NASS) released the first preliminary report from the 2012 Census of Agriculture.  When the 2007 report first came out the big news was that the number of farms in the US had actually increased.  That trend did not continue and the number of farms in the US dropped from …

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Protect Your Herd from Grass Tetany this Winter

Cattle grazing on cool season forages can be at risk of grass tetany.  Photo Credit:  Doug Mayo Grass tetany is a potentially deadly condition in cattle and sheep grazing on small grains or ryegrass.  Grass tetany is a condition associated with reduced magnesium levels in the blood, and can be a serious problem for cattle and …

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2013 Variety Trial Results from UF/IFAS WFREC

Field Corn Field Day 2013 Variety selection is critical to achieving high yields, better crop quality, and pest resistance.  Soil and environmental factors vary greatly in our country and even the Southeast region.  This is why universities perform variety trials at numerous locations in the region. Researchers at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education …

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Season’s Greetings from the Panhandle Ag Team

The County Agents and State Specialists that make up the Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team wish you and your family Happy Holidays!  Your Panhandle Ag Team will be enjoying a week with family and friends to relax and rest up for the year ahead.  2013 was quite a year, and it is hard to believe that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/20/seasons-greetings-from-the-panhandle-ag-team/

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