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Cold Weather Approaching: Have a Citrus Protection Plan in Place

On the night of November 13th,  a mild freeze of 30°F occured in parts of Northwest Florida.  Don’t be caught without a citrus protection plan ! Satsuma Tree protected with micro-irrigation. Image Credit: UF IFAS Jackson County Extension How cold does it have to get before citrus in Northwest Florida needs to be protected? A concrete answer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/cold-weather-approaching-have-a-citrus-protection-plan-in-place/

Protect Vegetables from the Cold

Image Credit : Eddie Powell Northwest Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetables every fall, but are faced with cold weather issues, especially during the first few days of December. For example, most cole crops can be planted until November, but they must be protected from the cold weather or they will need to be replaced. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/protect-vegetables-from-the-cold-2/

Protect Vegetables from the Cold

Image Credit:  Eddie Powell Image Credit: Eddie Powell Every fall gardening season, Florida homeowners enjoy growing their own vegetables but are faced with cold weather issues. As early as November 1, a chance of frost is possible in Northwest Florida. Most Cole Crops can be planted until November, but they must be protected from the cold weather …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/21/protect-vegetables-from-the-cold/

Staying Healthy While Exercising in Cold Weather

Although we live in the Sunshine State, we still have to deal with a few days of cold weather. When it’s cold out, it can be hard for youth and their parents to get the 60 minutes of daily physical activity recommended by health officials. If families do venture out into the cold to exercise, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/18/staying-healthy-while-exercising-in-cold-weather/

Cool Off with a Cold Glass of Milk

A cold glass of milk on a hot summer day offers more than just cool refreshment. Who knew one eight-ounce glass of milk provides: Calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth. Riboflavin and vitamin B-12 for a healthy nervous system. Niacin for normal enzyme functioning. High-quality protein for lean muscle. Potassium for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/28/cool-off-with-a-cold-glass-of-milk/

Cold La Niña Surprises Meteorologists and Growers

Clyde Fraisse Assistant Professor University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering cfraisse@ufl.edu According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), December 2010 was the 3rd coldest winter on record in the Southeast U.S. and the coldest on record in Florida and Georgia. The statewide temperature for December in Florida was more than 9oF (5oC) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/02/28/cold-la-nina-surprises-meteorologists-and-growers/

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