Smell and color are clues, but not determinants of hay quality. The only way to be sure of hay quality is by testing for nutritional measures. Then match those with the nutritional demands of individual horses.
By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More
Feeding our horses is typically the largest expense in horse ownership, but feeding them according to their nutrient demands could offer some cost savings. Selecting a good quality hay for our horses often becomes a battle of which… Read More
Nov. 15, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Rd., Tavares, FL $25.00 per person includes lunch. Register online. Convenience fees apply for online registration Protecting your fruit crop from weather is not just… Read More
As the weather begins to cool down in the fall, this is the signal it’s time to start your winter vegetable garden. The first thing you want to do is consider where you want to grow your vegetables…. Read More
Oct. 31, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center. 1951 Woodlea Rd., Tavares, FL $25.00 per person, Includes certificate of attendance and lunch. Register online. Convenience fees apply for online registration Join us for the… Read More
Equine Laminitis Laminitis is caused by disruption of the blood flow to the laminae tissue, a connective tissue that holds the pedal (coffin) bone to the hoof wall. After enough of the laminae tissue has died, the coffin… Read More
Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment. The iconic image of autumn is a landscape… Read More