Tag Archive: Protect

Protect Tender Vegetables From Coming Freezing Temperatures

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. A good variety of cold tolerant …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/17/protect-tender-vegetables-from-coming-freezing-temperatures/

Protect Your Herd from Grass Tetany this Winter

Cattle grazing on cool season forages can be at risk of grass tetany.  Photo Credit:  Doug Mayo Grass tetany is a potentially deadly condition in cattle and sheep grazing on small grains or ryegrass.  Grass tetany is a condition associated with reduced magnesium levels in the blood, and can be a serious problem for cattle and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/25/protect-your-herd-from-grass-tetany-this-winter/

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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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/

Protect Those Soybeans

Field devastated by Asian Soybean Rust in 2012 As the number of acres of soybeans planted in the Panhandle have increased this year, so have the number of questions on pest and disease management for this crop.  Most questions center around what to spray and when to spray it.   So let’s start with what to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/09/protect-those-soybeans/

Protect New Vegetable Transplants

  Protecting new vegetable transplants in the garden can be very challenging for most gardeners. Continue below for a few tips that will make transplanting vegetables more successful:   Create A Collar: A collar can be made from a bottomless plastic cup or a waxed cardboard carton to protect transplant from cutworms. The collar should …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/20/protect-new-vegetable-transplants/

Protect Young Satsuma Trees when Temperatures drop into the 20′s

Mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s. Photo credit David Marshall According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning.  While mature, dormant Satsuma trees …

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Protect Young Satsuma Trees

According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. Washington County Horticulture extension agent Matthew Orwat says,” While mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s.” …

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Doing Your Part to Protect Water Quality

Carrie T. Stevenson Coastal Sustainability Agent Escambia County Extension ctsteven@ufl.edu Contrary to popular belief, stormwater runoff—not industrial discharge—is the primary source of water pollution in Florida.  During a rain, anything on the ground can be picked up, carried via water, and taken downstream to the nearest body of water.  While newer construction projects require stormwater …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/03/13/doing-your-part-to-protect-water-quality/