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Prepare Now to Protect Delicate Shrubs and Tropical Plants

North Florida’s gardeners are facing a new set of challenges dealing with the effects of cold weather. However, a little planning and creativity can make plant protection in the landscape a relatively simple process. Covering plants to protect from frost. UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan. Many homeowners and landscape managers want to know when plants will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/21/prepare-now-to-protect-delicate-shrubs-and-tropical-plants/

Panhandle Florida Master Naturalist graduates opt to use living shorelines to enhance habitat and protect their coastal properties.

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding and respect of Florida’s natural environment. FMNP graduates, Paul Bennett and Charlie Lurton have both worked diligently through the permitting process to place living shorelines consisting of oyster shell bags and marsh plants along their coastal properties. Living Shorelines incorporate a range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/19/panhandle-florida-master-naturalist-graduates-opt-to-use-living-shorelines-to-enhance-habitat-and-protect-their-coastal-properties/

Why Should I Try to Protect Florida’s Water?

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 treatment (including detention ponds or newer techniques such as pervious pavement and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/20/why-should-i-try-to-protect-floridas-water/

Incidence of White Mold (Stem Rot) of Peanuts is Increasing – Protect Your Crop Now.

Figure 1. Sclerotia produced by the white mold (stem rot) pathogen. Red arrows point to the sclerotia on the peanut tissue which vary in color from white to tan/brown. By Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL The incidence of white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) of peanut …

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Protect Beef Quality with Proper Cattle Hauling Practices

Since 1991, when the Beef Checkoff funded the first beef quality audit, the U.S. Cattle Industry has made major strides in their efforts to improve the quality of the retail beef sold to consumers.  There were quite a number of key issues that were identified and the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) cattle producer educational program …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/21/protect-beef-quality-with-proper-cattle-hauling-practices/

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/

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