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Arborists Help Maintain Healthy Trees

Trees are a valuable resource. They add beauty to our community, serve as food and shelter for animals, filter the air, and cool urban environments. Trees can also be a liability when poorly maintained, damaged, or diseased. There are often times when an arborist is needed to help determine the best course of action for the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/arborists-help-maintain-healthy-trees/

UGA Decision Aids can Help Farmers Decide What Crops to Plant in 2016

2015 was a very challenging year for Panhandle row crop farmers with the double whammy of low commodity prices and unfavorable weather.  As a result, many farmers are uncertain as to what crops to plant for the coming year. The University of Georgia has a nice tool or decision aid that provides estimated returns on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/30/uga-decision-aids-can-help-farmers-decide-what-crops-to-plant-in-2016/

4-H Teen Retreat: Growing Leaders with Help from Farm Credit

Teen retreat participants can earn credits towards their camp counselor certification. Each summer Florida 4-H camps are bustling with 4-H volunteers, staff, and youth enjoying their week long residential camping experience. As a significant delivery mode in experiential learning, residential camping annually is home to nearly 4000 youth participants and 250 volunteers and agents. Within …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/4-h-teen-retreat-growing-leaders-with-help-from-farm-credit/

3 Ways You Can Help Keep Our Bays Healthy

Following a previous article on the number of ways you can help sea turtles, this week we will look at ways that local residents can help keep our waterways clean. Poor water quality is a concern all over the country, and so it is locally as well. When we have heavy rain all sorts of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/3-ways-you-can-help-keep-our-bays-healthy/

5 Things You Can Do to Help Sea Turtles During Nesting Season

It is May and this is the official beginning of the sea turtle nesting season. These ancient creatures have followed this nesting cycle for centuries traveling the open ocean, feeding and resting on reefs, then returning to shore in the spring and summer to breed and lay their eggs on beaches and barrier islands. What …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/10/5-things-you-can-do-to-help-sea-turtles-during-nesting-season/

UF/IFAS Extension to Help Farm Families Secure their Financial Future

The Barton Family. Photo by Shepard Eubanks, UF/IFAS Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, UF/IFAS Communications Services & Michael Gutter, UF/IFAS Finical Management Specialist For Bonifay farmer and rancher Ken Barton, business and family is more than just a balancing act – it is his livelihood. Barton is 10 years away from retirement, and concerned about how he …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/07/ufifas-extension-to-help-farm-families-secure-their-financial-future/

Wood ducks could use your help this time of year

Wood ducks are one of the most colorful ducks in North America. Breeding males showcase an unbelievable combination of colors including a red bill and eyes, a metallic purplish-green crested head, black cheeks with thick white stripes, a maroon chest and rump, black and blue wings, dark yellow sides, and a white belly. The drab …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/wood-ducks-could-use-your-help-this-time-of-year/

Get Free Tax Prep Help

In the early ’70s, Gary Iskowitz was doing graduate work as well as teaching tax law while working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr. Iskowitz saw a growing problem with questionable tax preparers who were scamming low-income people in his area. He did not like what he saw! Consequently, he proposed training a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/get-free-tax-prep-help/

Flies That Help Our Garden Grow

Hover Fly. Image Credit EDIS, Roy Frye When someone mentions flies, we think of buzzing around our heads, maggots in decomposing materials, and unclean conditions. It is time to change those thoughts, at least in the garden. There are several flies commonly found in landscapes that provide a valuable service in pest management. The long-legged …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/14/flies-that-help-our-garden-grow/

To Spray or Not To Spray; These Tools can help with Peanut Fungicide Spray Decisions.

Environmental conditions as well as field history are critical factors in developing your peanut fungicide prescription.  Photo by John Atkins. In recent years, we have heard about the benefits of early season fungicide sprays for the products Proline® and Abound®. These sprays typically occur between 20 and 40 days after planting which is more or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/14/to-spray-or-not-to-spray-these-tools-can-help-with-peanut-fungicide-spray-decisions/

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