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Insects Take a Break in Winter, Which Will Soon Be Over !

A common question about insects when cold temperatures arrive is whether or not the cold will kill many pests. Although temperatures will occasionally drop below freezing in north Florida, it is normally not cold enough to significantly impact insect populations for the upcoming year. Typical white grub of the genus Phyllophaga. Photograph by John L. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/02/insects-take-a-break-in-winter-which-will-soon-be-over/

Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday the 16th, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear, as soon as fields dry out and conditions are right. Variety selection is always …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/cotton-planting-hopefully-to-begin-soon/

Bat Roosting Season Begins Soon!

These young Seminole bat pups were separated from their mother and extremely vulnerable in the wild. The local Wildlife Sanctuary nursed them to health. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson As spring commences and young wildlife of all species are born, everyone’s favorite flying, furry mammal begins roosting season. Ideally, bats will find homes in trees, caves, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/07/bat-roosting-season-begins-soon/

North Florida Climate Will Soon Favor Fairy Rings

Soil temperatures and weather conditions are becoming favorable for the development of fairy ring in the landscape. Most commonly observed as a circular ring of mushroom growing on lawns and gardens, the ring of mushroom growth, termed “fairy ring”, has its origin in fairy-tale and superstition. However, it is the result of various basidiomycete fungi …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/north-florida-climate-will-soon-favor-fairy-rings/

Ag Census Data Helps Rural Communities; 2012 Surveys Coming Soon

  Farmers Use the Census of Agriculture to Improve Local Communities, Farm Future When a Pennsylvania dairy farmer heard that his local county officials were considering a significant reduction in rural snowplow services in his community, he became concerned. While the cuts were caused by local government budget constraints, this dairy farmer knew he had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/02/ag-census-data-helps-rural-communities-2012-surveys-coming-soon/