Tag Archive: Temperatures

Summer Temperatures Shorten Gestation Length of Early Fall-calving Cows

Start checking early bred cows and heifers early this fall.  Research at Oklahoma State documents that hot summer temperatures shorten gestation by six days in early bred fall calving cows.  Photo: Matt Hersom Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Each year in August, it is time for an important reminder.  Fall-calving season …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/summer-temperatures-shorten-gestation-length-of-early-fall-calving-cows/

Protect Tender Vegetables From Coming Freezing Temperatures

Northwest Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetables every fall, but are faced with cold weather issues, especially during the first few days of December. For example, most cole crops can be planted until November, but they must be protected from the cold weather or they will need to be replaced. A good variety of cold tolerant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/17/protect-tender-vegetables-from-coming-freezing-temperatures/

Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seed Germination

  A bountiful harvest Every winter, many Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetable plants.  It is definitely cheaper to buy vegetable seeds than vegetable transplants, and some vegetables grow better when direct seeded. One factor to take into consideration when planning a vegetable garden is that each vegetable has a different germination response to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/27/soil-temperatures-for-vegetable-seed-germination/

Florida Panhandle Receives a Double Dose of Freezing Temperatures

On the night of January 6-7th 2014 Northwest Florida was hit with a major freeze event.   While many areas reached 18 º F, the West Florida Research & Education Center near Jay reached 14 º F. Similar freezing temperatures are predicted for the night of January 7-8.   Frosted plant. Image Credit UF IFAS Extension …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/07/florida-panhandle-receives-a-double-dose-of-freezing-temperatures/

Protect Young Satsuma Trees when Temperatures drop into the 20′s

Mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s. Photo credit David Marshall According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning.  While mature, dormant Satsuma trees …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/15/protect-young-satsuma-trees-when-temperatures-drop-into-the-20%e2%80%b2s/