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Deer Nutrition Now Can Pay Off in the Fall

  Deer grazing test plots at the NFREC in Quincy. Food plots can benefit deer year round, not just during hunting season.   To the chagrin of hunters across the panhandle deer season has drawn to a close. As the days lengthen and temperatures begin to climb, many of the area’s outdoorsmen (and women) shift …

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Warm Season Deer Nutrition Can Pay Off in the Fall

Deer grazing test plots at the NFREC in Quincy.  Food plots can  benefit deer year round, not just during hunting season. To the chagrin of hunters across the Panhandle, deer season has drawn to a close. As the days lengthen and temperatures begin to climb many of the area’s outdoorsmen (and women) shift their efforts to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/15/warm-season-deer-nutrition-can-pay-off-in-the-fall/

Fall Vegetable Variety Demonstration

This fall, the Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Team put in a fall vegetable demonstration at UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, Florida.  The demonstration had several fall crops such as spinach, swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, turnips, rutabaga, kale, and collards.  Several of the recommended varieties were grown …

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Fall Vegetable Variety Demonstration

This fall, the Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Team put in a fall vegetable demonstration at UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, Florida.  The demonstration had several fall crops such as spinach, swiss chard, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, turnips, rutabaga, kale, and collards.  Several of the recommended varieties were grown …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/13/fall-vegetable-variety-demonstration/

WFREC Fall Vegetable Field Day December 13

Crop Types:  Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, swiss chard, spinach, turnips, rutabagas, and collards Field Day Topics to be Covered: Production practices Recommended varieties Fertilization Planting & harvesting recommendations Pest management Weed control Disese control Insect management Healthy food preparation techniques & ideas to improve sales   Important! $ 5 discount for pre-registration! To register visit: fallvegetablefieldday13.eventbrite.com …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/23/wfrec-fall-vegetable-field-day-december-13/

Trees for Fall Color

Florida maple beginning to exhibit fall color. Photo credit: Larry Williams Although Florida is not known for the brilliant fall color enjoyed by some of our northern neighbors, we do have a number of trees that provide some fall color for our North Florida landscapes.  Our native flowering dogwood consistently provides some change in color …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/trees-for-fall-color/

Fall Flower Color

Fall color in the Florida landscape may be a little different than more northern areas but it is just as dramatic with the right plant selections.  One of the favorite perennials that is in peak bloom right now is the Cassia or butterfly plant, Cassia bicapsularis.  Grown for its showy bright yellow flowers, this soft-wooded …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/11/fall-flower-color/

4-H Alert! Fall Herbs are a Black Swallowtail’s Delight

All of you 4-H members with fall herb gardens: Would you be willing to sacrifice your apiaceous herbs to the Black Swallowtail Caterpillar?   Busily devouring dill and fennel, the lime green, black striped caterpillars in the UF IFAS Extension Washington County Office have quickly become a popular attraction.  It is fortunate that the South’s …

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Wildlife is on the Move in Florida’s Fall and Winter

Barred owls, pictured here, begin courting in Florida’s winter. Photo by Judy Ludlow Each of Florida’s seasons is characterized by a variety of amazing wildlife activities.  Below is a list of some notable native wildlife behaviors occurring in November and December around Florida.  This information and more can be found at the following University of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/02/wildlife-is-on-the-move-in-floridas-fall-and-winter/

Starting a Fruit Orchard or an Edible Landscape? What Should I Grow? Fall is the Time to Decide !

The avid gardener has heard on many occasions that fall is the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. Correct! Now is the time to start a fruit orchard or an edible landscape.  As the seasons transition into much cooler weather, now is the ideal planting season for hardy trees, shrubs and ground covers (Trawick, 2013).  In …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/25/starting-a-fruit-orchard-or-an-edible-landscape-what-should-i-grow-fall-is-the-time-to-decide/

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