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Beef cattle in Florida

Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind


September 17, 2021

Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida summer grasses ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahia, Beef, Body, Bosques, Bovine, Cattle, Condition, Cool, County, Cow, Crop, Crops, Decision, Extension, Farm, Farming, Fertilizer, Forage, Grass, Grasses, Grazing, Hardee, Heifer, Heifers, IFAS, Jonael, Lactating, Nutrients, Nutrition, Pasture, Perennial, PH, Pregnant, Ranch, Season, Soil, Summer, Supplement, Sustainability, Winter
Scarlet ginger

Scarlet ginger – easy to grow by all gardeners


August 2, 2018

Many gardeners shy away from exotic -looking plants with a mistaken fear related to their personal lack of horticultural skill. One such plant in bloom now is the scarlet ginger also known as Hedychium coccineum. This beautifully delicate ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Butterfly Ginger, Disney, Hedychium Coccineum, Orange Bottlebrush Ginger, Perennial, Scarlet Ginger
Canna leaves

Double the color


July 11, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell I wrote an article awhile back about canna lilies. These perennial plants are so well-adapted to our area and their floral display is orchid-like and abundant. While the blooms are fantastic and come in shades of pink, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Bi-colors, Canna Lilies, Orange, Orchid-like, Perennial, Pink, Pink Sunburst, Red…, Stuttgart, Tropicanna® Gold, White, Yellow
Cover Crops

Utilize Cover Crops to Optimize Soil Quality


November 15, 2017

It is no secret that Florida’s soils are less than ideal from both a nutrient and production standpoint; finding ways to maximize soil health will have production benefits as well as environmental benefits. Utilizing cover crops is a great ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Annual, Bainum, Caitlin, Cattle, Cover, Crops, Equine, Erosion, Fertile, Forage, Herbage, Irrigation, Legumes, Perennial, Planting, Soil, Yield

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