The mole cricket calls start coming in this time of year. This pest is only approximately 1.5 inches long but can cause a number of issues in pastures, forage areas, turf-grass, and vegetable seedlings. In Florida, there are… Read More
Beef cattle production management on Florida operations is different. Folks in agriculture, in Florida, know that it is different from other parts of the country. Our seasons are different, our climate is different. When parts of the country… Read More
Keeping a few chickens in your backyard can be an enjoyable experience that also rewards you with a few eggs. Chickens are easy to keep but must be fed, and housed properly and kept safe from predators. Cities… 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 wild bird and… 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.
The question often asked, is which hay is cheaper to feed? Well that depends. The easy answer is divide the purchase price of the square bale and divide that cost by the pound weight of the bale. The… Read More
By Megan Mann, Livestock and Natural Resources agent Small chicken flocks, a staple of turn-of-the-century American yards, have come back into vogue over the past several years. Backyard chickens supply their owners with ready access to farm fresh… Read More
By Megan Mann, Livestock and Natural Resources agent The word “cowboy” often evokes images of the old west…but in truth cattle in America could be more accurately associated with the “old east”. Ponce de Leon, of fountain of… Read More