Tag Archive: UF/IFAS

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 …

Continue reading »

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

UF/IFAS offers Heifer Development Program for Cattle Producers

The Florida Heifer Development Program  Annually beef cattle producers are faced with the decision of how to replace unproductive females within their herd. For most large commercial ranches, developing their own replacement heifers is a viable option, but for many smaller operations (<100 head) it is not as easy.  Whether it is that lack of …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/30/ufifas-offers-heifer-development-program-for-cattle-producers/

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. …

Continue reading »

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

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/09/ufifas-researchers-studying-corn-root-development-in-floridas-sandy-soils/

UF/IFAS Researchers Evaluating Flower Thrips Injury 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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/ufifas-researchers-evaluating-flower-thrips-injury-to-strawberries/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/ufifas-peanut-field-day-august-20/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/05/ufifas-beef-cattle-economics-webinar-series/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/30/ufifas-evaluating-soil-mapping-technology-for-variable-rate-applications/

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, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/25/ufifas-carinata-field-day-april-28/

Older posts «