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Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass


September 13, 2021

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass. Have you ever seen cogongrass? Even if you do not know, you likely have as it ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cogongrass, Invasive Species Control

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida


June 24, 2021

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Cost Share, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management


November 3, 2020

Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. "Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Caitlin Bainum, Composting, Livestock, Manure Management, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang
Florida cattle in pasture

Ecosystem Services: What Florida Ranches can Offer Beyond a Burger!


October 23, 2020

Many people think of Florida and see our coastal communities, Mickey Mouse, sprawling urban development, and an almost “care-free or vacation” lifestyle to accompany it. While urbanization and economic development are vital to any economy, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beef Cattle, Ecosystems, Sustainable Agriculture
cool-season forage

More Days on Pasture: Cool-Season Forage Edition


October 12, 2020

Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock. Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and dormancy ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beef Cattle, Forages, Horses, Livestock, Winter Feeding

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