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Category: Farm Management

Lake Manatee Watershed is Focus of Spring Farm Tour

  The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Lake Manatee watershed. Our first stop was the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. On… Read More

Effects of prescribed fire on cattle use and foraging behavior

by Britt Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate working jointly with Archbold Biological Station and the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC on the USDA Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Project Fire is a historic and important disturbance in Florida’s ecosystems. Fire consumes… Read More

Controlling Smutgrass with the Weed Wiper

by Brent Sellers, Professor and Interim Center Director, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management  and José Dias, Ph.D. Graduate Student, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center There are only two herbicide active ingredients labeled for pasture systems in Florida which are active on… Read More

Mosquitoes Prey on Beneficial Barn Owl Nestlings, But Permethrin Can Help

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Barn owls make their homes in boxes put up by farmers in South Florida. The growers like the owls because they eat rodents that would otherwise munch on their sugarcane, sweet corn and rice. Researchers… Read More

North Florida Peanut Diagnostic Survey

After experiencing yield loss and financial setbacks during the 2017 growing season because of the “Peanut Collapse” phenomenon, a diagnostic survey project was established. Time was spent collecting samples during the 2018 peanut season to develop this useful… Read More