Tag Archive: Production

Evaluate Forage Production While the Grass is Still Growing

Washington County cow in mid-September with plenty of forage waiting on her just beyond the temporary fence.  Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin There has been a delightful coolness in the air these first few “post Irma” days. Don’t be fooled, it’s not fall yet. Mid-September, in Florida, is definitely still summer and pasture grass should not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/evaluate-forage-production-while-the-grass-is-still-growing/

Fall Vegetable Production Workshop – Combating Insect Pests September 12, 2017

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 UF / IFAS Extension Washington County will be providing a insect pest identification and management workshop for vegetable producers and home gardeners throughout Northwest Florida. Entomology specialists from the University of Florida and Extension agents will be leading hands on sessions focusing on insect pest management in vegetable production. This workshop is relevant to anyone …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/26/fall-vegetable-production-workshop-combating-insect-pests-september-12-2017/

Friday Feature: Large Scale Lettuce Production on Muck Soil near Belle Glade

This week’s featured video was produced by Erin Freel to promote TKM Bengard Farms, Belle Glade.  This video highlights the four generations of the Basor family that produces 15 different types of lettuce and other produce in the rich, fertile muck soils just north of the Everglades.  This video highlights large scale vegetable production with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/04/friday-feature-large-scale-lettuce-production-on-muck-soil-near-belle-glade/

Dogfennel: Ugly Pasture Weeds that Reduce Bahia Production

Dogfennel will decrease forage production. Photo credit: John Atkins Dogfennel is one of the most commonly occurring pasture weeds in Florida. University of Florida Weed Specialists, Brent. Sellers and Jay. Ferrel developed a publication specifically to address this troublesome pasture weed.  Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) is an aggressive native perennial found throughout much of the Southeast. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/08/dogfennel-ugly-pasture-weeds-that-reduce-bahia-production/

Bee Pastures Supplement Hive Nutrition and Enhance Honey Production

Bee Balm (purple flower) and Partridge Pea (yellow flower in background) are two of the many types of plants to consider planting in a Bee Pasture. Bee Pastures can help increase the abundance and health of honey bees and native pollinators. Photo by Judy Ludlow Introduction and Background I am willing to bet that a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/bee-pastures-supplement-hive-nutrition-and-enhance-honey-production/

2014 USDA Honey Production Report

According to USDA, last year was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also an increase in total production. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA released their annual Honey Production Report last Friday, March 20, 2015.  2014 was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/28/2014-usda-honey-production-report/

Small Farm Blueberry Production for the Panhandle

Blueberry Cluster – Image Credit UF / IFAS – Jim Olmstead, In the Florida Panhandle, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many local, u-pick, direct-market, and wholesale growers who provide a top quality product. Farmers wanting to add blueberries to their operations sometimes struggle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/14/small-farm-blueberry-production-for-the-panhandle/

Factors that Affect Egg Production in Chickens

Proper nutrition that includes high protein and calcium levels for shell production is essential for laying hens. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Article by Hank Bignell, Escambia County 4-H Agriculture and Small Farms Agent Egg production is a normal part of chicken reproduction in healthy, young hens  There are many factors that can affect chicken egg …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/28/factors-that-affect-egg-production-in-chickens/

Grazing Management is Key for Profitable Livestock Production

Figure 1. Overgrazed (A) and well-managed pasture (B). Photo credits: Jose Dubeux, UF/IFAS – NFREC Jose Dubeux, , University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Pastures are different than hay fields or row crops. The final product is not the crop per se, but the animal gain obtained from grazing it. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/06/grazing-management-is-key-for-profitable-livestock-production/

2015 Small Farms Series: Organic Vegetable Production Course Will Begin in January

UF/IFAS Extension offices across the Panhandle and three locations in Alabama will be offering a three night Organic Vegetable Production series starting on the evening of January 15th.  The classes will be taught by university professionals who have a great deal of experience in organic production.  The class will be geared to farmers who want to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/14/2015-small-farms-series-organic-vegetable-production-course-will-begin-in-january/

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