Tag Archive: Success

Gardening Success Begins with Choosing the Right Plant

Last Week’s temperatures have confirmed the winter of 2016 is not 100% over. Now is the time to plan that spring garden!. Garden catalogs from every part of the nation are finding their way into many area homes. Their pages promise the buyer the potential for legendary success and the envy of their friends and neighbors. After …

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Wildlife Food Plots – Considerations for Success and Workshop on 10/8

As summer browse dwindles the habitat improvement associate with wildlife food plots becomes even more evident.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Improving habitat can benefit the quantity and quality of wildlife on a piece of property. One common method for improving habitat is the establishment of food plots. Food plots are simply areas that are managed for …

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Cold Protection: Preparation is the Key to Success

Some plants will handle freeze events, while other will wither and die. Advance preparation will improve chances of saving sensitive plants from subfreezing weather. Panhandle Florida gardeners face a new set of challenges annually dealing with the effects of cold weather. A little planning and creativity can make plant protection in the landscape successful. Many …

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2014 Peanut Field Day a Success

Dr. Barry Tillman, NFREC Peanut Breeder, shared the results of his work with the newer peanut variates. Photo credit Doug Mayo The 36th annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day took place this past Thursday, August 14th at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna.   The event showcased some of the latest research being conducted …

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Success with Houseplants: Watering Correctly

Flowering Houseplants. UF IFAS photo by Mary Derrick. Plants add color, interesting textures and, of course, beauty to our indoor living environments. The air is freshened with the oxygen they provide. Keep them healthy by watering correctly. Plants have differing water requirements so take a moment to look up some good research-based information on your …

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Panhandle Beekeeping Field Day and Trade Show a Success

Bee Inspector Tending Hive Splitting Demonstrations – Image Credit Matthew Orwat UF IFAS Extension On November 1-2, 2013, the NW District Agriculture and Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Agents Program Implementation Teams collaborated to offer classes during the annual Beekeeping Tradeshow held in Chipley, Florida. This third annual event was part of the Florida State …

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35th annual UF Peanut Field Day a Success Despite Rain

Rain brought a quick end to field tours, so the UF Peanut Field Day became a “Barn Day”, with speakers making presentations from under cover. Still farmers and researchers were able to discuss the latest information on peanut production, and of course enjoy the catfish lunch that has become so popular over the 35 years …

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4-H: A recipe for success

4-H and Foods, sounds pretty yummy to me! In fact cooking projects are a great example of how youth learn about foods by partnering with adults in the kitchen to plan and prepare them. Most 4-H cooking projects explore the science, nutrition and history of cooking while promoting healthy eating and resource management.   As …

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Small Farms field day a great success!

The Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises inaugural event was a great success!  Over 80 people came out and took part in the field day that included stops about food safety regulations, drip and orchard irrigation, trap crops, construction of hydroponic lettuce float beds, and greenhouse hydroponic production.  Check out the photos and video from the …

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Panhandle Peanut Butter Drive a Success

Santa Rosa County Extension collected 378 jars of Peanut Butter weighing in at just under 500 pounds. 3439 Jars of peanut Butter collected for Donation to Food pantries in the Florida Panhandle County Extension Offices in 15 Northwest Florida Counties took part in the “Take a bite out of HUNGER”  Peanut Butter Food Drive Campaign …

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