Tag Archive: Time

Now is the Time to Prune Roses

The process of pruning roses. Image Credit Matthew Orwat   Many rose enthusiasts ask every season? When do I prune my roses? The general recommendation is February 15th. If that recommendation is followed it’s usually not harmful, though climate can be very different from the coast to the state line . Therefore, my typical answer is to advise gardeners to prune roses …

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March – Time for Lions and Lambs

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?” Weather sayings can be quite colorful. Some of them may be connected to scientific observations, while others are more superstitious in nature. What the weather will do this month can change on a moment’s notice. March is definitely one of the …

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Now is the Time to Prevent Summer Weeds!

So often, homeowners wait until weeds have overtaken their lawns in mid-summer before looking for a course of action to control them. Unfortunately, when weeds get to maturity and start producing flowers and going to seed, they are usually quite difficult to control. Important! The best strategy is to prevent the weeds from getting established …

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Wood ducks could use your help this time of year

Wood ducks are one of the most colorful ducks in North America. Breeding males showcase an unbelievable combination of colors including a red bill and eyes, a metallic purplish-green crested head, black cheeks with thick white stripes, a maroon chest and rump, black and blue wings, dark yellow sides, and a white belly. The drab …

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Time of Reflection and Resolution

  It’s December!  2014 is coming to an end, and with it, our success and failures with our gardens and lawns are in our past.  Maybe your garden or lawn experienced a great resurgence this year or was set back by the floods of April and the record low temperatures of November.  Time to sit back, …

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Strawberries: Now is the Time

Sweet Charlie Strawberry. Credit: C.K. Chandler, UF IFAS Extension Now is the time for Northwest Florida gardeners to plant strawberries for bountiful production of fruit beginning in January and continuing into May. The following procedure will lead to a successful strawberry garden if followed: The best location for strawberry production provides well-drained, moist, sandy soil with substantial …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/14/strawberries-now-is-the-time/

There Is Still Time To Sign Up For The USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program

Cattle are one of the commercial livestock species which can qualify for USDA LIP payments There is still time to sign up for the USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program was enacted as part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible livestock losses back to October 1, 2011. It …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/13/there-is-still-time-to-sign-up-for-the-usdas-livestock-indemnity-program/

Time to Re-enroll in 4-H

It’s that time of year again- time to re-enroll in 4-H! All volunteer and member profiles were set to inactive on August 23rd, so in order to be a member or volunteer this year you will need to re-enroll. The online enrollment system that we use is called Florida 4-H Online and can be accessed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/29/time-to-re-enroll-in-4-h/

Time to Spray Soybeans for Insect Pests and Disease

Velvetbean caterpillar on soybeans in Okaloosa county (photo by Jennifer Bearden) Recent reports from the field show it’s time to spray soybeans for Asian Soybean Rust, velvetbean, loopers, and other caterpillars. Fall armyworms are still a problem in some fields as well as kudzu bugs. “Fungicides, insecticides and boron are often mixed together with good …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/09/time-to-spray-soybeans-for-insect-pests-and-disease/

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/

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