Tag Archive: Start

Making a Fresh Start in 2016

The New Year is a great time to make a fresh start to live a happier, more balanced life. Happy New Year!  This month, our blog will be focusing on tips and ideas for making a fresh start. Do you have a New Year’s Resolution yet? If so, how do you plan to make sure you …

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Now’s the Time to Start Preparing for Hunting Season

Deer hunting season is just around the corner. It’s time to start scouting and making preparations to plant cool season food plots. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin The temperature might still be in the 90s but the kids are back in school and football season is starting soon; that means fall is coming and with it, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/21/nows-the-time-to-start-preparing-for-hunting-season/

Get an Early Start on Spring Veggies

  Raised bed spring vegetable garden in NW Florida – photo credit: Blake Thaxton Growing spring vegetables in northwest Florida can be challenging!  Sometimes failures seem more numerous than successes.  Extreme cold events in the winter and blistering hot summer days make it tough on vegetables.  One suggestion is to get the garden started earlier than usual! …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/27/get-an-early-start-on-spring-veggies/

Start the Year Off Right — Plant a Tree!

Planting a tree is an excellent way to insure clean air and water in the future. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson Most of us begin a new year with resolutions–to exercise more, to eat right, to spend our time more productively–but few things have as many lasting impacts for the future as the simple act of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/13/start-the-year-off-right-plant-a-tree/

Vaseygrass in your Bermuda hayfield? Start your management now!

Mature Vaseygrass with seed headPhoto by James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org When you think of hay in the third week of January, you are probably wondering whether you’ll have enough hay to last until grass greens up in the spring. However, now is the time to develop your plan …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/17/vaseygrass-in-your-bermuda-hayfield-start-your-management-now/

Landscape Design–Now is the Time to Start!

The branching structure of crape myrtles makes an impact to landscapes even in winter time. Photo credit: Beth Bolles Most people associate yard work with the spring and summer, but if you’re considering a major redesign of a home landscape, now is a great time to start.  Without the vegetation on deciduous trees, it’s easy …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/14/landscape-design-now-is-the-time-to-start/

Wake Up to a Healthy Start

Fuel your brain with a healthy, balanced breakfast. Waking up is hard enough to do, but it is especially difficult for people who are not “morning” people, who would like to avoid that time of day altogether, and who don’t generally want breakfast.  Nevertheless, the sun is still going to rise, people still have to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/22/wake-up-to-a-healthy-start/

Some Corn is off to a Slow Start

You can see variability across the field. Lingering cool springtime temperatures have been a pleasure for farmers and fieldworkers, but some local corn fields have not fared as well. Below are a few photos from an irrigated field in the western panhandle which had as much attention a corn field could get. The producer based …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/24/some-corn-is-off-to-a-slow-start/