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Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. …

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Cattle Fly Control Tips

A cloud of horn flies (the numerous white specks), Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), feeding on cows. Photo credit: Lane Foil, Louisiana State University. Source:  Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/cattle-fly-control-tips/

Boating Safety Tips for REEL Summer Fun!

Anticipation of the catch is what thousands of Panhandle boaters will have on their minds as they leave the docks this summer for a day of fishing. However, a hasty departure in their excitement to get to that favorite spot may be the recipe for an outing some would prefer to forget; or worse, a …

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Tips on How to Manage Water in Your Landscape

    Although we’ve received much-needed rainfall of late, it’s still a struggle to manage moisture levels in our Panhandle landscapes this summer. During wet summer seasons, one recurring issue is that watering plants too much can have as much of an ill effect as not watering enough. Shallow rooted plants, as well as newly set plants …

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Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/tips-for-healthier-holiday-cooking/

Time Saving Tips for the Kitchen

My husband calls me the one-trip-wonder because of my stubborn refusal to make more than one trip in from the car regardless of the size or number of items needing to be carried in.  I know he thinks I’m crazy, but really, who has time to make 27 trips from the car to the house?  I guess it’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/25/time-saving-tips-for-the-kitchen/

Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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Tips for Preparing your Child Emotionally for a New School

As summer break comes to a close, many children will be experiencing changes in their school experience at an entirely new school. Be sure to make the transition as easy as possible by talking with your child about the positive experiences they may have this new school year. Below are a few tips on how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/tips-for-preparing-your-child-emotionally-for-a-new-school/

Summer Picnic Safety Tips

Keep your picnics safe this summer! Summer months are a great time for picnicking with family and friends. Flies and other insects can be rather annoying, but the “bugs” you can’t see can be extremely harmful. Bacteria love the warm humid weather and grow more quickly in the summer than any other time of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/summer-picnic-safety-tips/

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