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Bat protection increased during spring and summer

As spring commences and young wildlife of all species are born, everyone’s favorite flying, furry mammal also begins roosting season. Ideally, bats will find shelter in trees, caves, abandoned buildings, and bat houses, but sometimes they end up in a home.  I receive calls often about how to best remove or exclude a group of bats …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/22/bat-protection-increased-during-spring-and-summer/

Summer Annual Forage Options for the Panhandle

Pearl millet is an annual, warm-season, seeded grass that grows quickly in the spring and summer months and offers high-yielding and high-quality forage. Summer Annual Forages: Millet, Forage Sorghum, Sudangrass, Sorghum-Sudan and Crabgrass This has been a tough winter season for forage production. Many producers are struggling with little hay left in the barn and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/07/summer-annual-forage-options-for-the-panhandle/

Sugar Cane: Plant Now for a Sweeter Summer

Row of sugar cane. Image Credit: Les Harrison By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director October has ushered in the fall gardening season. Turnips, mustard, radishes, carrots and a variety of other cool season crops have emerged and are growing. Another once common crop ready to be planted in October is sugar cane.  Cane …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/21/sugar-cane-plant-now-for-a-sweeter-summer/

Wet Summer Lowers Hay Quality

Recently cut hay in Washington County should be tested to determine quality Sampling freshly rolled hay. Samples will be sent off for nutrient analysis. As we all know, it was abnormally wet this summer across the Panhandle. The overabundance of moisture caused a myriad of problems and complications for our row crop producers. Additionally, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/14/wet-summer-lowers-hay-quality/

Cercospora: A Fungal Problem for Summer Vegetables

Cercosproa on PepperImage Credit Matthew Orwat This summer’s rainy and humid weather has created a perfect environment for the proliferation of a variety of fungal diseases. Of  particular interest is Cercospora, which is a genus of fungus containing over 1,200 different species. Because there are so many species of this fungus, many different plant species are affected including …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/24/cercospora-a-fungal-problem-for-summer-vegetables/

Cercospora: A Summer Fungal Disease Problem

    Cercospora in PepperImage Credit Matthew Orwat This summer’s rainy and humid weather has created a perfect environment for the proliferation of a variety of fungal diseases. In particular, Cercospora is a genus of fungus of which there are over 1,200 different species. Because there are so many species of this fungus, many different …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/19/cercospora-a-summer-fungal-disease-problem/

Bringing Summer Fun to Your 4-H Club Meeting

It’s time for our 4-H clubs to start the new 4-H year.  If your 4-H club took time off for the summer break the first club meeting can be a little crazy.  Everyone will want to catch up and share their summer adventure stories.  Why not take advantage of this excitement and make it part …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/bringing-summer-fun-to-your-4-h-club-meeting/

Chill Out in the Summer Heat

Brutal … Sizzling … Searing.  These words are often used to describe the summer heat in our Southern region of the U.S.  While staying cool in the summer heat is a matter of comfort for most of us, for many folks, excessive exposure to heat can be very dangerous.  Here are some easy-to-follow tips to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/14/chill-out-in-the-summer-heat/

Summer Bulbs

Thinking of bulbs for the garden? Summer is not necessarily the time of year that gardeners think about beautiful blooms from bulbs and bulb-like plants, but there are many that bloom in the summer garden. In general, many types of plants with an underground storage organ are classified as a bulb.  These  include plants with tubers, rhizomes, or corms.  True …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/05/summer-bulbs/

Crapemyrtle: For Summer Color in the Florida Panhandle

Crapemyrtle flowering has been spectacular this year! While most other garden plants droop from summer’s heat, humidity and heavy rains, crapemyrtle thrives and puts on an outstanding show of flowers all summer and fall. Thanks to modern breeders, there are all sizes of improved hybrid crapemyrtles with flower colors of lavender, purple, white, pink, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/crapemyrtle-for-summer-color-in-the-florida-panhandle/

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