Tag Archive: Fall

New Crapemyrtles with Burgundy Leaves from Spring through Fall

Burgundy-leaved crapemyrtle is one of the most exciting breeding accomplishments in years. Unlike previous selections, many new crapemyrtle cultivars have leaves that retain dark burgundy coloration from spring budbreak through fall leaf drop. These plants add bold leaf color to a plant already known for its flower power. Delta Jazz™ was the first crapemyrtle with burgundy-bronze leaves all …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/21/new-crapemyrtles-with-burgundy-leaves-from-spring-through-fall/

Registration Open for Fall Tomato School

This fall don’t miss the opportunity to learn, while getting your hands dirty, how to grow Tomatoes! Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises presents Fall Tomato School beginning September 2nd.  This workshop is intended to teach small farmers and other interested participants how to produce high quality tomatoes for fresh market.  Not only will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/12/registration-open-for-fall-tomato-school/

Fall Armyworms Damage Okaloosa Soybeans

Fall Armyworm damage to young soybeans (photo by Jennifer Bearden) Fall armyworms were found this week in a soybean field in Okaloosa County.  This pest can completely defoliate a field in a week as was the case in the field pictured above. Fall Armyworms overwinter in southern Florida and southern Texas. The moths or adult …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/21/fall-armyworms-damage-okaloosa-soybeans/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/22/deer-nutrition-now-can-pay-off-in-the-fall/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/16/fall-vegetable-variety-demonstration-2/

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/

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