Tag Archive: Spring

Look Who Is Enjoying the Beach This Spring… An Alligator!

I received a call the week before Earth Day to let me know that an alligator was laying on Pensacola Beach, on the Gulf side, near the gate to Ft. Pickens. This is certainly not something you see every day. Alligator basking on the Escambia River; photo: Molly O’Connnor Two questions came up… One, Is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/look-who-is-enjoying-the-beach-this-spring-an-alligator/

New EDIS Fact Sheets added this Spring

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/09/new-edis-fact-sheets-added-this-spring/

Spring is the Ideal Time for Aquatic Herbicide Application

As water temperatures rise, aquatic weed growth increases. Be sure to monitor ponds closely and control weeds before the problem gets too large.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). …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/25/spring-is-the-ideal-time-for-aquatic-herbicide-application/

Gulf Coast Small Farm Spring Field Day – May 29

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Vegetable Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/gulf-coast-small-farm-spring-field-day-may-29/

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/

Spring Clean Your Way to a Safer Home!

  Spring cleaning of one’s home is a tradition dating back centuries that is tied to the vernal equinox – the first day of spring.   At the spring equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. In many cultures this longer, lighter, warmer day is often a cause …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/spring-clean-your-way-to-a-safer-home/

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/

Spring is Here! Discovering the Panhandle – Barrier Islands – March

What many have been waiting for… spring is here!  HAPPY EQUINOX EVERYONE! Today’s photoperiod will be 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness – equinox.  Many cultures around the world celebrate this and many ancient cultures built great structures to celebrate the event.  It is also a time that many forms of plants and wildlife …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/spring-is-here-discovering-the-panhandle-barrier-islands-march/

January & February Weather Summary and Spring Forecast

The National Weather Service rainfall estimates for January and February. The Western counties in the Panhandle received much lower rainfall totals than the eastern counties in January and February 2015.  Portions of Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Wakulla and Jefferson had more than 10″ in the first two months of 2015. FAWN Station Summary Just as the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/07/january-february-weather-summary-and-spring-forecast/

Don’t Let Spring Fever Cause a Lawn Headache

Diseased Turfgrass – Image Credit Matthew Orwat With a few nice late winter days, many people get a good dose of spring fever. But be careful when the fever hits you. Don’t fertilize your lawn too early. The fever may turn into a lawn “headache”. Wait to fertilize. Fertilizing while the soil is too cool can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/17/dont-let-spring-fever-cause-a-lawn-headache/

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