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Navigating the Thistle Lifecycle: Strategies for Effective Thistle Management in Pastures

December 13, 2023

Thistles are a common weed found in pastures throughout South Florida that can have an economic impact on your cattle operation through loss of grazing and reduced forage production which can lead to reduced weaning weights. Thistles are biennials, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock
Tags: Highlands County, Livestock, Pasture Management, Pasture Weeds, Thistles, Weed Control
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Highlands County Ag Tours are back

February 17, 2023

Hidden gems Agriculture is Central Florida's largest industry. We are often known for the many citrus groves and cattle ranches that are the central agriculture vein throughout our county. Most of you may be familiar with Caladiums. Highlands ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Tours, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Tour, UF/IFAS Extension

Florida Cattle and Environmental Impact Statistics

October 7, 2019

In the technological advanced world we live in today, many people take to Facebook or other social media outlets to receive their "news". This is not the best way to get unbiased news because majority of people use social media as a way to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation, HCLivestock, Highlands County, Livestock, Wildlife
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Silent Invader: Lantana

June 6, 2019

Silent Invaders When we think of things as being invasive we often imagine something like water Hyacinths covering every inch of a waterway or acres of Brazilian Peppers blocking out the sun where nothing else will grow. Invasive species are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Butterflies, Invasive Species, Lantana, Pollinator Plants, Toxic Plants, Weeds
Worker Honey bee feeds on pink salvia flower

Honey Bees, are in the air!

April 2, 2019

The business of bees Honey Bees are everywhere in Highlands County. It's that time of year when the bees are busy making honey. Because Highlands County produces so much citrus and citrus produces a heavy nectar flow, the beekeepers come with ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Citrus, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Honey, Insects, Pollination

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