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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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/why-should-i-wait-to-cut-back-perennials/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/28/novice-gardeners-should-consider-herbs/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/14/e-15-gasoline-is-here-marine-motors-and-lawn-care-providers-should-be-aware/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/21/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/

When Should I Thin My Pine Trees?

Pine tree thinning can increase the long-term profitability of a timber stand, if it is implemented at the right time. Pine tree thinning is a key management practice that can increase the long-term productivity and profitability of a timber stand.  Thinning is a partial tree harvest of inferior trees in an immature stand used to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/when-should-i-thin-my-pine-trees/

Ranchers Should Prepare Livestock for Hard Freeze January 7 & 8

Windchill forecast for Monday night through early Tuesday morning. Warning! The National Weather Service is forecasting wind chills below freezing for 48 hours from Monday night through Wednesday, with possible single digit wind chills on Monday and Tuesday nights. The following is the NWS forecast for Marianna for Monday through Tuesday night. Monday:  Sunny, with …

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