Tag Archive: Summer

Dog Days of Summer – A Good Time to Plan for Fall

The “Dog Days” are the hottest, muggiest days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate.   In ancient times, when the night sky was un-obscured by artificial lights, the Romans used the stars …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/28/dog-days-of-summer-a-good-time-to-plan-for-fall/

Summer Insect Report

Flatid adults. Photo credit: Russ Mizell Flatid Nymph. Photo credit: Russ Mizell Vignettes on Summer Insects Russell F. Mizell, III, Professor of Entomology, NFREC-Quincy Planthoppers Mid-summer is upon us and the usual calls and emails are coming in with “What’s this bug?” Usually it is a flatid planthopper (pale green adult picture) and most of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/26/summer-insect-report/

New UF Publications added to EDIS this Summer

EDIS is the University of Florida’s Official website with fact sheets available to download on a wide variety of topics for free. The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/12/new-uf-publications-added-to-edis-this-summer/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

4-Hers still enjoy swimming and kayaking in the Choctawhatchee Bay. Photo provided by Jackson County 4-H. Summer is here, and for most 4-H families, that means camp is on the horizon. If this will be your child’s first summer camp experience, you and your child both may have some camp anxieties.  But never fear!  Here are some simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/09/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents-2/

Have a Wonderful Summer in the Water

Have a Wonderful Summer in the Water With the recent official start of Summer water related activities are in full swing. When you and your loved ones are around the water it is important to know the basic safety and survival skills. Water-safety survival skills: floating or treading water for one minute without a flotation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/01/have-a-wonderful-summer-in-the-water/

Summer Camp is Almost Here: Preparation Tips for Campers (and Parents!)

Summer camp teaches children independence and leadership skills. Summer is here and summer camp is on the horizon. Maybe this is your child’s first time to an overnight camp or they are “old pros” at this thing called camp. Many parents and children will have camp anxieties, but here are some things you can do …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/27/summer-camp-is-almost-here-preparation-tips-for-campers-and-parents/

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/

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