Tag Archive: Alert

Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze

Photo credit: Judy Corbus If you have been affected by the recent Equifax data breach, you may be exploring your options as to what to do next.  All three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian, give you the option of placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your file.  So, what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/11/fraud-alert-vs-credit-freeze/

UGA Pasture Insect Alert

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot While doing plot work at the Sunbelt Ag Expo late this week, Dr. Lisa Baxter (a post-doc in our program hired to assist with our stem maggot research) and I observed bermudagrass stem maggot pressure in our bermudagrass stands there. Alicia, Coastal, Russell, Tifton 44, and common bermudagrass had all suffered more than 20% …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/04/uga-pasture-insect-alert/

Leftover Alert

It’s that time of the year! The holidays are upon us. A time when our thoughts turn to family, friends, celebrations, holiday feasts, and, yes, leftovers. Holiday meal leftovers can be just as delectable as the original feast. The challenge is after dinner, and guarding against left-out leftovers. It requires special attention to safe food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/28/leftover-alert/

Pest Alert: Boxwood Blight

Basic Information Boxwoods (Buxusspp.) are commercially important evergreen ornamental plants with an annual market value of over $ 103 million in the United States. The first confirmed reports of Boxwood blight in the U.S were from Connecticut and North Carolina in November 2011, followed by confirmation in numerous states since then. In Florida, Boxwood blight …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/02/pest-alert-boxwood-blight/

Pest Alert! Cross-Striped Cabbageworms

Cross-Striped Cabbageworm – Photo credits: Blake Thaxton Panhandle gardeners have their fall gardens planted and our growing rapidly.  What the gardeners may start noticing is shotgun damage to cabbage leaves in their garden.  The suspect for this damage is the Cross-Striped Cabbageworm. The Cross-Striped Cabbageworm have black and white markings on the back of the caterpillar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/21/pest-alert-cross-striped-cabbageworms/

4-H Alert! Fall Herbs are a Black Swallowtail’s Delight

All of you 4-H members with fall herb gardens: Would you be willing to sacrifice your apiaceous herbs to the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar?   Busily devouring dill and fennel, the lime green, black striped caterpillars in the UF IFAS Extension Washington County Office have quickly become a popular attraction.  It is fortunate that the South’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/08/4-h-alert-fall-herbs-are-a-black-swallowtails-delight/

ALERT: Change in FHA Mortgage Insurance Program

Mortgage insurance is required if the down payment is less than 20 percent of the home’s sale price. If you are shopping for a mortgage, be aware of changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) mortgage insurance program.  Most lenders typically charge a mortgage insurance premium (MIP) if the borrower puts down less than 20 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/07/alert-change-in-fha-mortgage-insurance-program/

Disease Alert: Northern Corn Leaf Blight

  Northern Corn Leaf Blight lesion. Credit: Jack Price Rome Ethredge, extension agent in Seminole County Georgia, this week reported incidence of Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB), as did Jake Price in Lowndes County Georgia. This is a fungal disease that can reduce corn yields and is most likley to be found in fields where corn was grown …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/10/disease-alert-northern-corn-leaf-blight/

Weed Alert: Lanceleaf Rattlebox

Recently an unusual weed has been spotted in pastures across Santa Rosa County.  After research on the specific genus and species the weed has been identified as Crotalaria lanceolata (Lanceleaf Rattlebox).  There are dozens of Crotalaria species in Florida.  Most are toxic to man and livestock, particularly the seeds, and can reduce productivity and even cause death.  For Identification …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/05/weed-alert-lanceleaf-rattlebox/