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Florida Cattle Enhancement Program - Ona Faculty Report

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Grazinglands Education Building

UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, 3401 Experiment Station, Ona, FL 33865

3401 Experiment Station Road

Ona, FL 33865

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FLORIDA CATTLE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM- ONA FACULTY REPORT

This IST is intended to provide an overview of the 2017 FCA Beef Enhancement Projects conducted by the faculty programs at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, FL.

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There is no fee to attend, but registration is required by 9/19.

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Hotel Information:

Bestwestern Inn & Suites
2727 US Highway 17 N, Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 773-2378

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2709 SE Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 494-5900

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Tuesday, September 26

Agenda:

8:15-8:25 am – Brief introduction and overview of the program objectives.

8:30-9:10 am – Nutritional management alternatives for pregnant beef females in Florida, Dr. Philipe Moriel, Animal Science.

9:10-9:50 am – Tracking and identifying causes of calf loss on Florida ranchers, Dr. Raoul Boughton, Rangeland Wildlife Ecology.

9:50-10:00 am– break

10:00-10:40 am – Agronomic and environmental impacts of land application of biosolids to bahiagrass pastures in Florida, Dr. Maria Silveira, Soil and Water Science.

10:40-11:20 am – Broomsedge and smutgrass management, Dr. Brent Sellers, Weed Science.

11:20 am -12:00 pm – Identification of superior limpograss cultivars under low-input systems, Dr. Joe Vendramini, Agronomy/Forage Science.

12:00 to 1 pm – Lunch

1:15-3:30 pm – Afternoon tour (forage variety trial, broomsedge/smutgrass, and biosolids trials)






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3401 Experiment Station Road

Ona, FL 33865

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