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Extension Hardee County

Vigilando la carga parasítica del ganado caprino y ovino

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August 1, 2022

Los parásitos gastrointestinales son uno de muchos retos que usualmente no tomamos en cuenta en las operaciones ganaderas hasta que es demasiado tarde. Algunos animales tienen la habilidad de resistir una invasión de estos organismos, pero ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Bosques, Cabras, Contortus, Desparasitante, Enfermedades, Espanol, Extension, Farming, Fecal, Florida, Ganadería, Ganado, Haemonchus, Heces, Huevos, Jonael, Livestock, Microscopio, Nemátodos, Ovejas, Parasitologia, Parásitos, Pests, Prueba, Sangre, UF/IFAS

Monitoring gastrointestinal parasite loads in Florida sheep and goat operations

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July 26, 2022

Gastrointestinal parasites are one of the many unforeseen challenges in livestock production. Some animals have the ability of coping with these burdensome organisms, but some individuals in our herds or flocks will never develop the resistance ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bosques, Extension, Farming, Florida, Goats, Haemonchus, Hardee, Health, Ifas, Jonael, Livestock, Parasites, Sheep
Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Getting the Brooder Ready Before the Chicks Arrive

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February 17, 2022

Chick days are upon us, and before you take home a colony of chicks by impulse, take a moment to verify that you are ready to receive them. Below you will find some critical key points that are essential for the survival of your new feathered ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Ag, Agriculture, Brooder, Chicken, Chicks, Extension, Farming, Feed, Florida, Heat, Hens, Lamp, Livestock, Nutrition, Protect, Protecting, Rooster, Temperature, UF/IFAS
Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Preparándonos para recibir los pollitos

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February 17, 2022

La primavera marca un acontecimiento especial en áreas rurales de Florida: la llegada de los pollitos a las tiendas de productos agrícolas. Y antes de comprar bajo impulso deseamos discutir puntos importantes para que usted se prepare para ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agente, Agriculture, Ambiente, Bosques, Calor, Espanol, Estres, Extension, Farming, Florida, Gallinas, Garden, Hardee, Hogar, Jonael, Livestock, Nutrición, Patio, Pests, Pollitos, Pollos, Proteccion, Temperatura, Uf, UF/IFAS, University
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Protecting pollinators around the backyard

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November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, Ifas, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, Uf, Wasp, Wildlife
Beef cattle in Florida

Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

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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
Butterhead lettuce. Picture caption: Jonael Bosques, University of Florida.

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

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July 8, 2021

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ag, Agent, Agriculture, Breed, Breeding, County, Crop, Crops, Faculty, Farmer, Farmers, Farming, Florida, Hardee, Horticulture, Improvement, Improving, Lettuce, Science, Scientist, Specialist
Beef cattle in Florida

Identificando Anaplasmosis en el Hato de Ganado Bovino

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April 1, 2021

Anaplasmosis (usualmente referido como piroplasmosis) es una enfermedad que afecta a rumiantes causado por una bacteria de la familia de las riketsias. Anaplasma marginale infecta las células de la sangre y típicamente se identifica como ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ag, Agricultura, Agro, Anaplasma, Anaplasmosis, Bacteria, Becerro, Bosques, Bovine, Bovino, County, Ectoparasitos, Enfermedad, Espanol, Extension, Finca, Fl, Florida, Ganado, Hardee, Ifas, Jonael, Marginale, Novilla, Parasito, Rancho, Rebaño, Sangre, Spanish, Torete, Toro, Tropical, Uf, Vaca, Vacuno, Vaquilla
Beef cattle in Florida

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

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March 29, 2021

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: A, Ag, Agriculture, Agro, Anaplasma, Anaplasmosis, Bosques, Bug, Bull, Cafe, Calf, Carrier, Cattle, Covid, COVID-19, Cow, Diseas, Disease, Diseases, Extension, Farm, Farming, Florida, Fly, Hardee, Heifer, Herd, Ifas, Insecticide, Jonael, Latino, Livestock, Produciendo, Ranch, Ranchette, Science, Sick, Steer, Tick, Ticks, Uf, Vaccine, Veterinarian, Video

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