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Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes? Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are a …

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Those Terrific Terrapins

They are marvelous creatures and there are very few panhandle residents who know what they are. My wife and I were introduced to Diamondback Terrapins by George Heinrich in 2005. George was the president of a nonprofit, Florida Turtle Conservation Trust, and a member of the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group, a national group of terrapin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/02/those-terrific-terrapins/

Check Those Passalong Plants

It’s Growing So Well It Must Be A Good Plant. Right? Lantana camera Nandina domestica You know that plant in the corner of the yard that seems to be taking over? It’s the one that your friend “passed along” because they had plenty of them and wanted to share. After all, it grows so well. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/20/check-those-passalong-plants/

Those Falling Leaves Are Useful

This is the time of year when leaves are turning shades of yellow and red and falling from the trees. And this spurs homeowners to get out there with their rakes and rid them from their lawns. This is a good practice as too many leaves will shade out the grass and decrease the quality …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/16/those-falling-leaves-are-useful/

Douse Those Pests With Oil!

For centuries, people annoyed with plant pests have used oils to control insects, mites, and even some fungal diseases. Current oil products are better than ever! Sample oil products for pest control. Photo by Mary Derrick. Commercially available horticultural oils are mineral oils from refined petroleum products. Impurities are removed and then an emulsifying agent …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/04/douse-those-pests-with-oil/

Protect Those Soybeans

Field devastated by Asian Soybean Rust in 2012 As the number of acres of soybeans planted in the Panhandle have increased this year, so have the number of questions on pest and disease management for this crop.  Most questions center around what to spray and when to spray it.   So let’s start with what to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/09/protect-those-soybeans/

What are those “Sandy-Mounders” anyway?

Pocket Gophers push soil to the surface creating these dirt mounds as they dig their underground tunnels. Have you ever wondered what those mounds of soil are that seem to appear from nowhere in surrounding fields and pastures?  They are actually dirt mounds dug by the southeastern pocket gopher. The southeastern pocket gopher, Geomys pinetis, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/16/what-are-those-sandy-mounders-anyway/