Monthly Archive: May 2016

Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County

 Tax season is a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is vital. The preparation fee is expensive for many families. Some use computer software to avoid fees. However, in doing so they may overlook some tax deductions.   Free tax preparation has always been offered …

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Super Summer Snacks

  It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, and …

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Friday Funny: Newlywed Tech Support

A young farmer married his high school sweetheart and moved her from the city to live with him out on the family farm.  At first life was good.  She busied herself turning their house into their home.  Overtime her loneliness started getting the best of her.  She complained, “Honey, you work long hours all summer, …

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Earn Pesticide License CEUs – Attend the Great CEU Round-Up

UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. The Great CEU Round-Up July 27, 2016 8am-4pm EDT It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS have teamed up to present The Great CEU Round-Up. Designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs, this all day program will be streamed …

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June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.   …

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Watch for a Lameness Issue in Cattle, called Corkscrew Claw

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Corkscrew claw is a defect that causes severe lameness in cattle and is most often observed in cattle over 3 years of age.  This is a condition that most commonly occurs on the hind legs.  Corkscrew claw (also called screw claw) is a twisting of the …

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Potential Whitefly Outbreak threatens Florida Crops and Landscapes

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications Situation The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Scientists statewide, including those with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

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Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

Young nymphs of the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), clustered on a citrus reset (young citrus tree). Photograph by John Capinera, University of Florida The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported …

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Challenges for Use of Glyphosate Alternatives in Urban Landscapes

Glyphosate has been a primary tool for controlling weeds in urban landscapes due to the systemic control it provides on a broad spectrum of weeds.  UF/IFAS Photo: Tyler Jones. Dr. Ramon Leon, Extension Weed Specialist, West Florida REC, Jay Last year the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Collegiate 4-H: Growing #TrueLeaders Beyond High School

Did you know that you can extend your 4-H experience through your college years?  If you plan on attending college consider joining Collegiate 4-H.   Collegiate 4-H is an organization that provides its members with a sense of identity on campus, enriches their lives through group projects and recreation, and develops confidence and leadership skills. At …

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