Tag Archive: What’s

So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from.   In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn more about where their food comes from. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/so-whats-good-with-local-seafood/

Seafood… What’s in Peak Season for October?

It’s October and it feels great outside. Time to fire up the grill and enjoy football with your favorite local seafood.  So what’s in peak season this month?   Clams – cultured Cedar Key clams are always in season and can be purchased at some local markets. Oysters – they like the cooler months, there …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-october/

Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for February?

There has been an increase interest, from both visitors and residents, in purchasing local seafood.  Here we are going to define local seafood as anything caught or grown within 200 miles of your location.  For Pensacola that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and much of Louisiana; for St. Mark’s that would include the Big Bend and much …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/08/enjoying-local-seafood-whats-in-peak-season-for-february/

What’s in Season Now? January

Goodness, it is freezing cold in most parts of the country and Florida is gearing up for a record breaking harvest season! According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Florida commercial farms rank second in the U.S. for value of vegetable production; first in production value for oranges (accounts for 63 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/11/whats-in-season-now-january/

Soil: What’s Alive Beneath Our Feet?

You’re digging up a ridiculously stubborn patch of Florida betony when an earthworm crawls across your path. As you break apart the soil in your hands a world of active organisms is being sifted through your fingers. Fertile soil is teeming with beneficial microbes. It is estimated that there can be billions of microbes in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/22/soil-whats-alive-beneath-our-feet/

What’s Wrong With My Sago Palm?

Is the newest growth on your sago palm is turning yellow, brown, frizzy looking and dying – is it a pest or disease or something else? Photo credit: Mary Derrick This sago palm is suffering from a classic case of manganese deficiency. When sago palms lack manganese, the newest leaves will develop yellow splotches or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/23/whats-wrong-with-my-sago-palm/

What’s Killing My Magnolia Leaves?

We love our native magnolias in part because they are tough, easy to care for trees. The mainstay of southern gardens, they grace us with attractive thick, waxy leaves year round and sublimely fragrant and graceful blooms. However, this past spring brought conditions that encouraged a fungal leaf disease known as anthracnose, most noticeably on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/21/whats-killing-my-magnolia-leaves/

Agricultural Best Management Practices – What’s Stopping You?

Submitted by Rance Ellis, FDACS OAWP Agriculture often is in the spotlight, some might say the bull’s eye, when environmental issues are raised.  This is partly because agriculture is visible; people can see a farmer on a tractor and irrigation systems operating, and may not understand the decision-making and risks involved in running a farm. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/01/agricultural-best-management-practices-whats-stopping-you/

What’s in Your Hay?

What’s in your hay? A hay producer can better market their hay if they can show a potential buyer a forage analysis report. By: Mike Goodchild, Walton County Extension Agent Most of us have heard the credit card advertisement “What’s in Your Wallet?” (which may not be much these days given the cost of feed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/09/whats-in-your-hay/