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Plant Cupheas for Summer Flowers, Hummingbirds, and More

  Cuphea igneaPhoto courtesy: Gary Knox Cupheas are perennials that produce bright orange, red, yellow or purple flowers all summer and fall.  Some species are called cigar plants due to their tubular, cigar shaped flowers tipped in red or yellow (like a lit cigar). Others are sometimes called firecracker plants because their cylindrical flowers are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/17/plant-cupheas-for-summer-flowers-hummingbirds-and-more/

Southeast Drying Out with More Hot & Dry Weather on the Way

David Zierden, State Climatologist Article posted on Southeast Innovative Farming Team June 19, 2015 Current Conditions – According to the last U.S. Drought Monitor, drought is starting to creep back into the Southeast. The latest map released on June 18 designates a large portion of South Georgia and North Florida as D0, or “abnormally dry”.  Some Southeast …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/southeast-drying-out-with-more-hot-dry-weather-on-the-way/

Alligators Become More Active in the Spring

The American Alligator is an icon of the state of Florida. Viewed on the program “Swamp People” and as the mascot of the University of Florida, most visitors to our state see this animal more on television than in the wild; but they are certainly there. In need of mates and calories from the lack …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/10/alligators-become-more-active-in-the-spring/

Encore® Azaleas – Add One More This Spring

Nothing signals spring in the south like the reds, pinks and whites of azaleas in full bloom. Nearly every yard has one. For two weeks out of the year there are flowers everywhere. But the glory fades fast. That was, until the late 90’s. Twenty-eight Encore® azaleas have been released since 1998. Robert E “Buddy” Lee, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/03/encore-azaleas-add-one-more-this-spring/

Fall Season Can Mean More Snake Encounters

In the last few weeks we have received an increase in calls about snake encounters. Most of these have dealt with small juvenile snakes folks are finding on their property, or in their homes, but we are also hearing about large ones. Corn snakes are excellent climbers and consume a lot of rodents.Photo: Nick Baldwin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/10/fall-season-can-mean-more-snake-encounters/

Making 4-H Meetings Fun (and more manageable)

4-H Meetings should be fun for both the members and the volunteers. Club environments that cultivate belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Tycee Prevatt shared some simple, but creative ideas to make club …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/making-4-h-meetings-fun-and-more-manageable/

Spend Less & Save More This Holiday Season

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011, where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/30/spend-less-save-more-this-holiday-season/

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/

Eat More … Veggies

Colorful vegetables contain phytochemicals to help reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Eat more vegetables for your health Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  When included as part of a well-balanced diet and a healthy active lifestyle, vegetables can help:  lower your cholesterol, reduce …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/02/eat-more-veggies/

Panhandle Fresh Looking for More Farmers

Panhandle Fresh is a marketing association formed to help local farmers market their produce collectively to food distributors such as Walmart and Sysco. The Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association (PFMA) is seeking new growers in the panhandle. They currently market fresh produce to area Wal-Mart stores, Sysco Gulf Coast, and several other area vendors. Panhandle Fresh …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/08/panhandle-fresh-looking-for-more-farmers/