Tag Archive: Florida

Treat Tulips as Annuals in Florida

Tulips at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. Image Credit: IFAS Gardening Solutions Q. I’ve seen the beautiful tulips of Amsterdam and would like to grow some here in North Florida. So I ordered some tulip bulbs. Can I plant these in North Florida?  A. Tulips are treated as annuals in Florida. We have …

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Winterizer for North Florida Lawns?

Proper maintenance all year long is the best way to achieve a healthy lawn. Credit: Jim Stevenson If you’ve been to a local garden center lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some displays marketing winterizer fertilizer for your lawn. Many of these displays are quite shiny and state all sorts of reasons why you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/20/winterizer-for-north-florida-lawns/

Caterpillars That Sting are in Northwest Florida

Saddleback Caterpillar. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat UF / IFAS Did you know we have caterpillars that sting here in Northwest Florida? Well, we do and you’d be wise to learn about them and how to recognize them. These caterpillars do not sting in the same way that a wasp or bee might sting. They do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/06/caterpillars-that-sting-are-in-northwest-florida/

Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $ 2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/14/florida-agricultural-damages-due-to-hurricane-irma-estimated-2-5-billion/

UF/IFAS Researchers are Studying Endophytes in Florida Pasture Grasses

Endophytes that live in forage grass species are being studied by University of Florida researchers. Photo: Ann Blount Ann Blount, Sunny Liao, Florencia Marcon and Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center “What is an Endophyte and why are they in my grass pastures?” may be a question that cattlemen in Florida have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/13/ufifas-researchers-are-studying-endophytes-in-florida-pasture-grasses/

Summer Wildflowers of North Florida Roadsides

The network of backcountry roads winding through north Florida offer pleasant views of rolling pastures, fields of cotton, old tobacco barns, and, occasionally, a scenic overlook of our local “hills”. Many of these roads follow the original trails blazed by early settlers, or even Native Americans. Traveling along these small roads during the late summer, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/09/summer-wildflowers-of-north-florida-roadsides/

Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17

EQIP can provide cost-share funds for conservation practices such cross fencing, and a water trough system to allow for rotational grazing and protection of riparian areas. Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until November 17, 2017 for fiscal year 2018 funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that provides financial and technical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/07/florida-eqip-application-deadline-is-november-17/

September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2018 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 5.95/cwt. during September. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 47.60/head ($ 5.95/cwt. * 8.0 cwt.) on an 800-pound feeder steer, which amounts to $ 2,975.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/07/september-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

Wildlife Food Plots for North Florida

Big Buck on the Move – Photo Credit Shep Eubanks, UF/IFAS About this time each year the minds of sportsman and wildlife aficionados turn towards the planting of wildlife food plots for use by wildlife  in fall, winter , and early spring.  There are many factors to consider when planting a fall food plot if …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/wildlife-food-plots-for-north-florida/

Friday Feature: Hurricane Irma’s Impact on the Florida Citrus Industry Video

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy This week’s featured video was a CBS News report on the damage from Hurricane Irma to Citrus in Southwest Florida.  The story features Paul Meador, Citrus Grower and Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Regional Vegetable Agent, who were out earlier this week assessing damage to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/friday-feature-hurricane-irmas-impact-on-the-florida-citrus-industry-video/

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