From coast to sandhill, pasture to homestead, dozens of mosquito species breed around Florida homes and neighborhoods. Mosquitoes ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupae, or adult. As bloodsucking adults, some are pests, ... READ MORE
With the 4th of July being this Saturday, we want to share some tips with you on selecting beef cuts for grilling!
Watch as UF/IFAS Levy County Extension Director, Ed Jennings, describes what makes certain cuts perfect for grilling and which ... READ MORE
Levy County Agricultural Employers
The document linked below from Ed Jennings, Levy County Extension Director and Mark Warren, Levy County Agricultural Row Crops Agent is being provided to offer information and support for travel ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Horn flies are one of the most economically damaging external parasites in beef cattle operations in Florida. The summer of 2018 in Levy County is shaping up to be a very active year for horn flies on cattle. Horn flies are dark gray and slightly ... READ MORE
Mosquito transmitted diseases have been in the news lately. While these diseases are not new, it is always good to review what we can do to minimize the risk of mosquito-vectored diseases for the safety of equines such as horses, donkeys and ... READ MORE
Want a Five to One Return on Investment?
Use Growth Implants on Your Calves
Over 50 years of data indicate that one of the management practices that improves performance and productivity the most in beef cattle is growth implants in nursing ... READ MORE
The largest expense of beef cow production is providing them with adequate nutrition. In North Florida, providing adequate nutrition is usually easy during the warm months with long daylight hours. This is because our pasture grasses grow ... READ MORE
Weed management is needed this time of year. Many Florida pastures are beginning to be invaded by weeds. Everyone would like to maximize forage production from pastures and hay fields while minimizing weed competition, within their budget. There ... READ MORE
Here are some tips for determining winter forage needs of the cow herd.
Forage species, fertilization program, growing conditions, forage maturity, and harvest management all interact to affect forage quality.
Producers often estimate ... READ MORE