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When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower.  Because of this variability, it is impossible to predict the perfect time to prune fruit crops in …

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How Many Replacement Heifers Should You Keep at Weaning?

Replacement beef heifers at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Each year commercial cow/calf operations must decide how many replacement heifers are grown out to be put in the breeding pasture.  Individual ranches must make the decisions about heifer retention based upon …

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Families Should Play Together for Exercise

You may not need coats and your yard may not have these leaves but finding fun and creative ways to engage children in exercise is important.  You can consider yourself successful if they have fun doing so without knowing they are meeting physical activity recommendations by participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/19/families-should-play-together-for-exercise/

Why Should I Wait to Cut Back Perennials?

Although it seems like summer outside, especially with such warm weather the week before Thanksgiving, winter temperatures will be coming. Possibly sooner rather than later. Perennials that are meant to die to the ground each winter look ugly and decayed after the first frost. Faced with such unattractive plants, most gardeners are inclined to cut …

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Novice Gardeners Should Consider Herbs!

Variegated lemon thyme. Photo: JMcConnell, UF/IFAS If you have ever thought about gardening but feel too intimidated to give it a try, consider starting with a herb garden! Culinary herbs are generally very easy to grow and very forgiving of the neglectful gardener. They have relatively few pest or disease problems and thrive in hot …

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Should You give a Nitrogen Credit to the Crop that Follows Peanuts?

Figure 2- Peanut harvest at Citra yielded 6,192 lbs/ac peanuts with 6.3 tons/acre (dried) of leftover residue. Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist – University of Florida, West Florida Research and Education Center Raymond J. Geisel, Graduate Student – University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department You’ve got your peanut crop out of …

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Why Should I Try to Protect Florida’s Water?

Contrary to popular belief, stormwater runoff—not industrial discharge—is the primary source of water pollution in Florida.  During a rain, anything on the ground can be picked up, carried via water, and taken downstream to the nearest body of water.  While newer construction projects require stormwater treatment (including detention ponds or newer techniques such as pervious pavement and …

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E-15 Gasoline is Here… marine motors and lawn care providers should be aware

Boating is a very popular activity in the sunshine state.Photo: Rick O’Connor Okay… Let’s start at the beginning. We began drilling oil over 100 years ago. The crude was refined into kerosene, gasoline, plastics, and other products that have completely changed our lives. A huge international industry developed from the drilling and employed who knows …

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Which Turf Should I Choose?

Some times the lawn just gets away from us.  It can be completely invaded by weeds or have a devastating disease or insect pest cause total destruction.  If your lawn is problem prone there are many cultural practices that can be modified to ensure a successful lawn, but sometimes the lawn is in need of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/24/which-turf-should-i-choose/

Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

Producers, processors, and distributors must adhere to federal guidelines and procedures to keep the food we eat clean and safe. Photo credit: Evan Anderson The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and …

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