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Managing Grazing Land to Enhance Bee Habitat

Jose Dubeux and Liza Garcia, University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Figure 1. Honeybee on white clover at UF-IFAS Citra. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux Improved forages are not only good for livestock, but they can also help feed bees! Managing grasslands to enhance bee habitat requires similar management practices to those …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/managing-grazing-land-to-enhance-bee-habitat/

‘My Head to Clearer Thinking:’ Managing Stress

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking” is part of the 4-H pledge. Clear thinking helps us to make wiser choices/decisions but when we are under a lot of stress our thinking can be cloudy and our bodies can experience short and long term negative effects. Some consider me to be one of the most …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/22/my-head-to-clearer-thinking-managing-stress/

Managing Winter Pastures

Rye pasture in Santa Rosa County is not ready for grazing yet. Small grains need to at least 8-12 inches tall before grazing, and ryegrass at least 6-12 inches. Photo credit John Atkins Winter feeding of the cow herd accounts for 40 to 50% of the total variable cost for producing weaned calves. Because winter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/22/managing-winter-pastures/

Managing Cattle “Shrink” at Shipping to Increase Profits

Herman Laramore loading a truck with 700 lb. steers at the Bar L Ranch near Marianna. As the Summer comes to an end, harvest time begins.  When we think of harvest we often focus only on crops, but when ranchers ship calves to market or to a buyer, they are really harvesting a crop almost …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/managing-cattle-shrink-at-shipping-to-increase-profits/

Managing Hive Robbing Behavior in Bees

During periods of scarce food resources, foraging bees, like the one shown here, invade weaker hives and rob them of their honey.  Photo by Kathy Keatly Garvey, UC Davis Honey bees laboriously gather their food (nectar and pollen) from flowers in bloom and store it in the hive for use when needed.  When nectar sources …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/29/managing-hive-robbing-behavior-in-bees/

Managing Cotton Irrigation

Right now, the maturity of the cotton crop across the panhandle is highly variable, with some fields just cracking, and others approaching layby in a couple of weeks. That being said, this is the time of year for growers to implement strategic irrigation plans that will, regardless of maturity, carry their crops to harvest without …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/21/managing-cotton-irrigation/

Managing Crimson Clover to Reseed

Once the seedhead is dry and the seed turn dark, clover can be grazed or mowed Crimson clover is one of North Florida’s best cool season forages. Its feed quality is high and it puts an estimated 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre back into the soil each year, the equivalent of six and a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/26/managing-crimson-clover-to-reseed/

Managing Herbicide Resistance Video

Dr. Ramon Leon, University of Florida Weed Science Specialist, shares highlights from his “Managing Herbicide Resistance” presentation he made at the 2013 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course in Marianna.  In this video, he provides important considerations for preventing and managing herbicide resistant weeds in row crops. Author: Josh Thompson – j.thompson@ufl.edu Josh Thompson is a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/19/managing-herbicide-resistance-video/

Managing Fireweed In Pastures

Closeup of fireweed leaves. Photo from from the UF/IFAS Publication, Fireweed (Heartleaf nettle) Control in Pastures By Mindy Hittle-McNair, Walton County Extension Agent There is a problematic winter annual found on bare-ground, along tree lines, and under fences.  Urtica chamaedryoides commonly called fireweed, heartleaf nettle, weak nettle, or ortiguilla is a native Florida species. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/12/managing-fireweed-in-pastures/

Free Beef Cattle Webinar: Part 2 Managing High Feed Prices

  Part #2 of the Free Webinar Series:  Managing High Feed Prices with Less Common Feedstuffs Title:  Managing High Feed Prices: Less Common Feedstuffs Date: Monday October 29th Time:  9:30-11:00 am ET (10:30 AM -12:00 Noon Central) URL: https://connect.uky.edu/lcf/ Login in as a guest and enter your name.  Session will be recorded for later viewing. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/26/free-beef-cattle-webinar-part-2-managing-high-feed-prices/

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