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Don’t Rush Wildlife Plot Planting – Wait for the Rain

A buck chases a doe through plots of wildlife forages being evaluated in 2013 at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center. Photo Courtesy of Holly Ober It should be too late in the year for an article about cool season food plots; they should already be up and growing, at the very …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/07/dont-rush-wildlife-plot-planting-wait-for-the-rain/

“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/and-then-it-began-to-rain-the-april-edition-of-discovering-the-panhandle/

What To Do with All This Rain? Plant a Rain Garden!

Rain gardens are an easy way to return water to our aquifer, reduce erosion, and help prevent stormwater runoff. Running down the driveway or patio, rainwater can pick up lawn chemicals and pesticides. A rain garden is basically a low section of the landscape planted with native plants that like to get their “feet” wet. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/14/what-to-do-with-all-this-rain-plant-a-rain-garden/

We Had Plenty of Rain; Why Are My Trees Dying?

  Most trees are not well adapted to saturated soil conditions.  With nearly daily rainfall this spring and summer, sometimes in record amounts, the ground became inundated with water.  When the root environment is dramatically changed by excess moisture, especially during the growing season, a tree’s entire physiology is altered. This condition may result in the death …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/30/we-had-plenty-of-rain-why-are-my-trees-dying/

Rain Barrel Workshop October 12th Washington County

Does Your Garden Irrigation Inflate Your Water Bill?   Image Credit: UF / IFAS   Flush High Irrigation Bills Down The Drain ! Build A Rain Barrel Find Out How at our Workshop  Saturday October 12th 2013  9am-12pm Location: Washington County Ag Center 1424 Jackson Ave  UF / IFAS Washington County Extension 1424 Jackson Ave. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/17/rain-barrel-workshop-october-12th-washington-county/

35th annual UF Peanut Field Day a Success Despite Rain

Rain brought a quick end to field tours, so the UF Peanut Field Day became a “Barn Day”, with speakers making presentations from under cover. Still farmers and researchers were able to discuss the latest information on peanut production, and of course enjoy the catfish lunch that has become so popular over the 35 years …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/35th-annual-uf-peanut-field-day-a-success-despite-rain/

Excessive Rain Creates Many Problems for Growers

Flooded cotton field In recent days, farms in several central and western panhandle counties have received exceptional amounts of rainfall. Some areas reported as much as 25 inches of rain in the last week.  Excessive rain and the accompanying flooding will cause a variety of problems for producers. Extreme cases of flooding can cause crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/13/excessive-rain-creates-many-problems-for-growers/

Rain Barrels – A Summer Irrigation Option

Floridians use more water than any other state for irrigation, and a typical home sprinkler system can account for half of the cost and water use in a household during the summer. One of the most convenient and efficient ways to conserve water is to install a rain barrel.  Modern rain barrels involve ancient technology …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/07/rain-barrels-a-summer-irrigation-option/

June Brings Welcome Rain

FL Panhandle FAWN Station Data The Panhandle received more rain the first week of June than the whole month of May.  After record rainfall in February, March, April and May were below average.  Temperatures also climbed well into the 90′s in May, but have not yet topped the 95 degree mark.  Download the full daily …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/07/june-brings-welcome-rain/

Washington County Farmers Taking Advantage of Hit-or-Miss Rain

Washington County grazing has improved in places with the recent rains Recent rains have been spotty, hitting some farms and missing others. However peanut and cotton growers are quickly taking advantage of available moisture for soil preparation and planting those areas of the county with adequate moisture. Improving pasture quality and quantity is reducing the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/18/washington-county-farmers-taking-advantage-of-hit-or-miss-rain/

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