Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. “Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important… Read More
Category: Farm Management
Need to get the certificate to become a Worker Protection Safety (WPS) trainer? The training is now online. Materials can be download or streamed from YouTube. (It will take some time to download some of… Read More
Bulimulus sporadicus (d’Orbigny, 1835) It wasn’t long ago when riding the rails was a glamorous form of transportation. In the recent outbreak of COVID-19, many of us ponder the opportunity to hop on a train… Read More
In October, a team of 24 University of Florida Extension horticulture extension personnel and interested guests recently explored a Horticulture and Cultural Tour of Southern Spain. One of the early visits included an exclusive meeting… Read More
EEE Eastern Eastern Equine Encephalitis Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis All the above names indicate the same disease spread by mosquitoes. EEE disease resides in the unaffected wild bird population. A mosquito sucks blood from an infected … Read More
Stable flies primarily feed on the legs of horses and cattle but they can use all animals for a blood meal. In the absence of animal hosts, they bite people.
There are a lot of horse “ranchettes” that are minimal in size, about 2-10 acres in total. The UF/IFAS recommended stocking rate is about 2 acres per horse, and if we are going to push… Read More