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Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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EEF Nitrogen: What is it, and do you Need it?

Fig. 1. Example of a coated fertilizer (left) and fertilizer coated with a urease and nitrification inhibitor, right. Coated fertilizer illustration courtesy of International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI): http://www.ipni.net/ As fertilizers get more expensive and the need to protect environmentally sensitive areas increases, farmers are looking for more efficient nitrogen (N) fertilizers. The Association of …

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Cold weather and fish kills: What you need to know!

With the ongoing cold weather across the Panhandle, fish kills are being reported in many areas. In the Panhandle, average water temperatures have dropped down to the 50s (degrees Fahrenheit) in many waterbodies. This is about ten degrees cooler than in normal years. Fish have a tolerance to temperature but when air and water temperatures …

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Evaluate Your Need for Life Insurance

Evaluate your life insurance needs if you have children. Life insurance is protection against the loss of income that would result if the insured passed away. According to Life Insurance and Market Research Association International (LIMRA), approximately 35 million households are uninsured and 50 million American have inadequate life insurance. September is national life insurance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/evaluate-your-need-for-life-insurance/

Hay Producers Need to Scout For Horsenettles

Horse-nettle can be identified by its leaves, spines, blooms, and tiny fruit.   Some of Walton County’s perennial peanut producers are experiencing an outbreak of Horsenettles (Solanum carolinense).  This pasture weed is also known as love-apple or wild tomato in panhandle Florida, and is toxic to humans and livestock.  It is often confused with another serious …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/08/31/hay-producers-need-to-scout-for-horsenettles/

Selling Farm Fresh Eggs? What Vendors Need To Know Before Starting.

Good agricultural practices, food safety awareness, and complying with food safety regulations go hand-in-hand to minimize the incidence of foodborne illness. To that end, Floridians who offer to sell, or hold for the purpose of selling, eggs for human consumption must to comply with the regulations of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/13/selling-farm-fresh-eggs-what-vendors-need-to-know-before-starting/

How Much Land Does a Horse Need?

John Doyle Atkins, Santa Rosa County Extension             It’s a question that has been strongly debated for years: How much land does a horse need for grazing here in northwest Florida?  The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore and a grazing animal.  A horse requires a minimum level of forage in the diet to maintain normal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/25/how-much-land-does-a-horse-need/

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