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Fall into Composting

A wooden bin is easy to use for composting kitchen and yard waste. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson Fall is the time of year many of us spend countless hours raking leaves and pine straw, piling them up, watching kids jump into the piles (then re-raking!), and bagging them up for disposal. However, what you may …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/06/fall-into-composting/

DNA Barcoding Our Way into Understanding the Lionfish Problem

In the late 1980’s a few exotic lionfish were found off the coast of Dania Florida. I do not think anyone foresaw the impact this was going to have.  Producing tens of thousands of drifting eggs per female each week, they began to disperse following the Gulf Stream.  First in northeast Florida, then the Carolina’s, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/dna-barcoding-our-way-into-understanding-the-lionfish-problem/

Small Cockroaches Flying Into Homes

Figure 1. Adult female Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai Mizukubo, carrying an egg case (ootheca). Photograph by R.W. Baldwin, University of Florida. The Asian cockroach was first identified as a newly introduced species in the U.S. in Lakeland, Florida in 1986. I started seeing this small cockroach in our area about 17 or 18 years ago. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/22/small-cockroaches-flying-into-homes/

Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline

January-May feedlot placements are up 9.2 percent over 2016. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist With July 4 wholesale beef purchases complete,  beef prices have dropped sharply the past ten days.  Beef and cattle markets, have defied gravity by staying stronger, longer than most expected this spring.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/cattle-markets-slide-into-summer-decline/

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Grass Pastures

Figure 3. Rhizoma peanut + bahiagrass pastures 10 years after establishment.  Photo Credit: Miguel Castillo Jose Dubeux, University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Rhizoma peanut (commonly known as perennial peanut) is a warm-season perennial legume well adapted to Florida. It has high digestibility (65-75%) and crude protein concentrations (15-20%), that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/19/integrating-perennial-peanut-into-grass-pastures/

Nutrition of the Beef Herd During Transition into Summer

Fig. 1. Remaining winter forage on a bahiagrass field at UF-NFREC on 4/30/15. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC When it comes to beef cattle herd nutrition we often talk about two critical transition periods in Northwest Florida where we need to pay special attention to grazing management., and possibly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/02/nutrition-of-the-beef-herd-during-transition-into-summer/

Spring into Action: Time to Get Moving

Spring has Sprung Still trying to get past those winter blues? Get outside, enjoy the Spring weather, and do something active! Regardless of age or fitness level it is important to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Some people might say they cannot be active due to lack of time however, fitting in physical …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/14/spring-into-action-time-to-get-moving/

“Digital Devices Transform Couch Potatoes into Air Potato Destroyers – Use Your Phone to Help Manage Florida Invaders”

Map and identify invasives with “IveGot1″ Digital devices have proliferated like kudzu in July, and new user applications for these devices are as common as armadillos. Untold hours and dollars are being spent by couch potatoes to defend artificial worlds from dragons, zombies and other imaginary invaders. Meanwhile, real exotic aliens from air potatoes to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/digital-devices-transform-couch-potatoes-into-air-potato-destroyers-use-your-phone-to-help-manage-florida-invaders/

Spring Into Vegetable Gardening

Dates:  Tuesdays, January 14- February 4, 2014 Time:  6:00PM-7:30PM (Central Time Zone)                                Cost:  $ 30 per person or $ 45/couple                                 Location:  Local UF/IFAS Extension County …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/17/spring-into-vegetable-gardening/

Protect Young Satsuma Trees when Temperatures drop into the 20′s

Mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s. Photo credit David Marshall According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning.  While mature, dormant Satsuma trees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/15/protect-young-satsuma-trees-when-temperatures-drop-into-the-20%e2%80%b2s/

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