Tag Archive: Just

Springtime is “Just Right” for Using Aquatic Herbicides

Monitor your ponds closely throughout the spring and make any necessary herbicide applications before weed growth becomes too excessive.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Similar to Goldilocks’ porridge, water temperature doesn’t need to be too hot or too cold, it needs to be just right for using aquatic herbicides (70o – 80o F). Here in Florida, these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/17/springtime-is-just-right-for-using-aquatic-herbicides/

Just Say No to Chinese Wisteria

Maybe you have been seeing the Chinese wisteria, Wisteria chinensis, sporting its lavender blooms along the roadways this time of year. This vine may add a pleasant splash of color to the green leafy backdrop, but this is an invasive vine that has escaped our yards and gardens and is spreading on its own in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/06/just-say-no-to-chinese-wisteria/

It’s not just the honeybees!

Swallowtail Butterfly Feeding on a native Buckeye. Buckeyes also attract hummingbirds.Photo Credit: Jed Dillard Honey bees are quite the buzz these days. Reports of population declines and the importance of their role in pollination have caught the country’s attention.  The Northwest District IFAS Beekeepers’ classes have grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/06/its-not-just-the-honeybees/

Dirt is just dirt, or is it?

Soil Profile in Gadsden County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Many of us walk around daily and give no thought to what is under our feet. We do not consider soil a vital natural resource, but it is. And as with water and air, soil quality is very important to our society. Soils perform 6 functions in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/16/dirt-is-just-dirt-or-is-it/

Invasive or Just Great Fall Color

Fall color of Chinese tallow. Image credit UGA Extension Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) a  deciduous and very aggressive tree. Many people appreciate the fact that it grows fast, provides great shade, and has a beautiful reddish fall color. Despite it’s attributes, it is highly invasive and considered a noxious weed. It has spread to every coastal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/invasive-or-just-great-fall-color/

Winter Weather – Just Right for Controling Unwanted Trees

As Floridians we often struggle to find any upside to these cold, gray days we’ve been experiencing past few months. As  “unfloridian” as our winters can be they pale in comparison to those endured by the more northern states. In fact, the last days of winter can be the ideal time of year in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/21/winter-weather-just-right-for-controling-unwanted-trees/

It’s More Than Just A Fair!

  Leon County 4-H youth displaying ribbons at North Florida Fair The arrival of the fall love bugs, the leaves changing colors and falling to the ground,  and the sounds of bands rehearsing and cheerleaders chanting can only mean one thing in North Florida……no it’s not time to shop for Christmas gifts…even though it’s just around …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/27/its-more-than-just-a-fair/

Peanut Harvest is Just Beginning

Peanut harvest is beginning in some of the earliest planted panhandle Florida fields. So far yield and grades have been decent, but only a handful of acres have been harvested. Dr. David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist, offers the following reminders about peanut digging and harvesting: “Peanut maturity is always an important consideration in a year like this, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/19/peanut-harvest-is-just-beginning/