Monthly Archive: April 2013

Hypertension and Your Health

Check your blood pressure regularly to monitor hypertension. For World Health Day on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) chose to highlight high blood pressure as a major public health concern.  This chronic disease is responsible for increasing the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the …

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2013 Peanut Production Update Video

Dr. John Beasley, UGA Extension Agronomist, shares highlights from his “Peanut Production Update” presentation made at the 2013 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course in Marianna.  In this video, he reemphasizes important issues for peanut production this year.   Author: Josh Thompson – j.thompson@ufl.edu Josh Thompson is a regional agricultural agent based in Jackson County who focuses …

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North Georgia A.I. School May 20-22

ABS is offering an Artificial Insemination (AI) School in North Georgia   Basic skills can be learned in three days, but mastering the skills takes considerable practice. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SCHOOL  THREE DAYS OF CLASSROOM AND HANDS-ON BREEDING FOCUSING ON THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CATTLE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION METHODS AT THE CALHOUN STOCKYARDS IN CALHOUN, GEORGIA                         Dates:                         May 20 – 22, …

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Vegetable Nutrition Management

Providing and maintaining proper plant nutrition is key to growing healthy vegetable crops. Providing and maintaining proper plant nutrition is a key to successfully growing vegetable crops. Too much fertilizer, though sometimes not harmful to the crop, can be economically detrimental to the farm’s bottom line. Also, over applying fertilizers does not follow state guidelines …

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Get Fired Up About Your Pasture or Hayfield

Burning fields and pastures has many benefits. Burning hayfields or pastures can reduce insect and disease pressure the following summer. Timely late winter burns (late February, early March) can offer several benefits to a hay or livestock producer. Burning off thatch kills annual weed seeds and any insect eggs present in the dead grass. Reducing …

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Control Weeds In Fence Rows Now

Un-managed fence rows can hide an assortment of problems Spring is a demanding time of year for north Florida’s farmers and ranchers.  Time is at a premium and the work requirements are strenuous and seemingly without end. It is easy to overlook or delay chores which are not screaming for immediate attention.  Weed control on …

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North Florida First-Quarter Weather Summary

The Quincy FAWN Station recorded the highest rainfall totals for the 1st quarter of 2013, and Live Oak the lowest rainfall.  The average rainfall for all six stations for the first three months was almost 16 inches. Download the Jan-Mar 2013 Jackson Co Weather Summary with daily rainfall, temperatures and comparison to the 61 year rainfall history at …

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Perk Up, Coffee Drinkers

Could this be one of the germiest places in your home? In 2011, NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, conducted a study with 22 families and analyzed 30 items in their homes.  One item that disappointingly made NSF International’s list of the “Top Ten Germiest Places in the Home” was the coffee reservoir.  This could …

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