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On the Prowl for Poisonous Pasture Weeds


May 17, 2024

When North Florida really starts to warm up, I often get numerous calls concerning unknown weeds, identifying foreign plants, and lots of, "Is this poisonous?" questions. In fact, there is not a season that goes by that I don't add an entirely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Clay County, Livestock, Native, Nonnative, Pasture, Plant, Poisonous, Toxicity, Weed, Weeds
Chickens

Ten years on, UF/IFAS poultry program keeps clucking


May 16, 2024

For years, the presence of chickens in some Jacksonville backyards remained an open secret; observant neighbors knew they existed, and many didn’t mind. But some did. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard, Backyard Chickens, Chicken, Class, Coop, Duval County, Egg, Extension, Hardee County, Hen, Hobby, IFAS, Institute For Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jacksonville, Poultry, Program, Seminar, Sourse, Spanish, Stephen Jennewein, UF, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida
Mother hen covering her chicks with her wings to protect them

Chicken Keeping and Hurricanes


May 10, 2024

We do our best to protect our livestock from any number of threats.  And with a limited warning-time we make decisions for our animals when facing an emergency situation such as an approaching hurricane. Learning from Survival Having ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic,
Tags: Chickens, Hurricane Preparation, Keeping Chickens In Hurricane, Livestock Disaster Preparation, Prepare A Coop For Hurricane, Raising Chickens

Highly Pathogenic Bird Flu and its potential impact on Florida Livestock


May 3, 2024

The production of food and fiber is an extremely risky endeavor. Farmers and ranchers are at the mercy of the elements. Mark Twain said it best: “Farming is simply gambling with dirt”. Taking calculated risks and preventive measures can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Beef, Cattle, Extension, Farming, Florida, Health, Livestock, Ranch, UF-IFAS, Zoonotic Diseases

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: May


April 23, 2024

Recommendations for your apiary in May: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Biological Control, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pests, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

UF research: Proper grazing-land management can increase soil carbon storage, but more research needed


April 16, 2024

Soil can store carbon, reducing greenhouse gas concentrations from the atmosphere, and managing grazing lands in the best ways can increase their ability to provide these important ecosystems services. But insufficient research into how to ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Carbon Market, Carbon Sequestration, Grazing Lands, Greenhouse Gas, Land Management, Maria Silveira, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Water

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