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Quarantine Lifted, Screwworms Eradicated from Florida Keys

In the fall of 2016, USDA’s Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of screwworms in the Florida Keys.  The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) announced on March 18, 2017 that they were winding… Read More

USDA Confirms Screwworms in the Florida Keys

Screwworms were eradicated from the Southeast back in 1959.  This week USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World Screwworms Cochliomyia hominivorax in three deer in the Florida Keys.  At this point, APHIS… Read More

Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too valuable these days to simply… Read More

Scout Pastures for Toxic Perilla Mint this Fall

Perilla mint (perilla frutescnes) aka Beefstakeplant is a toxic weed that typically grows in shady, to partially shaded areas, damp spots, woodland edges, and  fence-lines of pastures in the Southeast. Positive identification of this weed has been made… Read More

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… Read More

Ranchers Should Prepare Livestock for Hard Freeze January 6th – 8th

[warning]The National Weather Service is forecasting wind chills below freezing for 48 hours from Monday night through Wednesday, with possible single digit wind chills on Monday and Tuesday nights.[/warning] The following is the NWS forecast for Marianna for… Read More

New EDIS Fact Sheets added in Spring 2013

The University of Florida database of fact sheets called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida.  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu  Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner.  The… Read More