Horse owners have the utmost concern for their animals, and one of their top concerns is toxic plants. Florida’s tropical climate supports a variety of non-native, often tropical species that can cause toxicity issues for livestock. Producers ... READ MORE
The warm Florida spring is well upon us and honey bee colonies have certainly taken notice. The UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office has received numerous calls concerning honey bees forming dense masses of bees. This is called a swarm. Bee ... READ MORE
Warm season perennial grasses lead forage production in Florida through the summer months; most producers rely on bahiagrass or bermudagrass to feed their livestock through the heat, but some producers utilize warm season annuals to give an ... READ MORE
Temperatures in Northeast Florida are on a roller coaster mode right now with colder temperatures starting to set in. It is time to start focusing on bothersome weeds we are starting to see in the winter months.
What weeds are bothersome
Identification ... READ MORE
World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the International ... READ MORE
With all this rain comes the buzzing of mosquitoes around you and your animals. Here are a few things to know about minimizing mosquitoes on your farm:
Farmers and ranchers can tolerate mosquitoes with a hand slap or the use of mosquito repellent, ... READ MORE
What is National Ag Day?
National Ag Day is a historic event that promotes recognition and appreciation for all those involved in American agriculture. #AgDay. With over 400 farms, Clay County produces a wide array of agricultural commodities ... READ MORE
Snow and ice are things that Florida livestock owners typically do not have to deal with. But even with most livestock being adapted to cold weather, the severe dip in temperatures this week can potentially cause problems for livestock and owners ... READ MORE
Prickly Pear Cactus Weed in the Pasture
Livestock owners are used to dealing with a wide range of weeds that can infest the pasture. Some of these weeds posed mere annoyances while others can just be downright hazardous. One of those hazardous ... READ MORE
Warmer weather and longer days have finally come back to Northeast Florida and this is great news for many people. But with enjoyable spring weather, comes a greater risk for private stock pond owners. A myriad of issues can plague stock pond ... READ MORE