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Are You Sure You Need That Gypsum? Calcium Induced Deficiencies in Vegetables

Figure 2. This cantaloupe field displayed symptoms initially thought to be disease related. Upon further investigation, however, it was determined that severe magnesium and potassium deficiencies were the problem, and resulted in significant crop loss. Photo by Josh Freeman By Josh Freeman (University of Florida, IFAS Extension, Assistant Professor, Horticultural Science) and Mark Reiter (Associate …

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What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   The rod-shaped bacterium known as Vibrio. Courtesy: Florida International University What …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/what-you-need-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria-in-gulf-waters/

What You Need To Know About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Protect your poultry by learning the signs of avian influenza (bird flu) and what to do if you suspect infection from this virus. Photo credit: Doug Mayo You may have heard about avian Influenza, otherwise known as “bird flu” in the news over the past few years. Bird flu is a virus, and is in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/23/what-you-need-to-know-about-avian-influenza-bird-flu/

Does Your Pond Need Fertilization?

Choosing the right pond management tools depends on your objectives. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Recreational farm ponds vary in size and purpose and management goals differ widely from owner to owner. Some pond owners want clear water with only small amounts of vegetation and a few fish to catch. This pond is meant mainly for …

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Does your pond need fertilization?

Photo by Jennifer Bearden These days many ponds are just backyard recreational ponds.  Management goals vary from owner to another.  Some pond owners want very little productivity (very little fish removed).  They want little vegetation with just a few fish.  This pond is just meant for relaxation and aesthetics.  Other pond owners want to fish …

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Blueberries Likely Early This Year – What You Need To Know To Keep Them Happy

In all North Florida Counties, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many home gardeners are able to consistently grow a top quality product. This year blueberries are very large already on plants throughout the panhandle! The increased size may be indicating earlier maturity than in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/21/blueberries-likely-early-this-year-what-you-need-to-know-to-keep-them-happy/

Busy People Need to Eat Healthy, Too!

Prepare a shopping list It seems that we are rushing here and there, doing things at the speed of light. We may find ourselves consumed by work, meetings, school, sports practice for the kids… an endless list of things to keep us active, stressed, and often frantic. Life has become so busy that we often …

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Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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Cold weather and fish kills: What you need to know!

With the ongoing cold weather across the Panhandle, fish kills are being reported in many areas. In the Panhandle, average water temperatures have dropped down to the 50s (degrees Fahrenheit) in many waterbodies. This is about ten degrees cooler than in normal years. Fish have a tolerance to temperature but when air and water temperatures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/cold-weather-and-fish-kills-what-you-need-to-know/

Evaluate Your Need for Life Insurance

Evaluate your life insurance needs if you have children. Life insurance is protection against the loss of income that would result if the insured passed away. According to Life Insurance and Market Research Association International (LIMRA), approximately 35 million households are uninsured and 50 million American have inadequate life insurance. September is national life insurance …

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