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Harvesting Tips for Extending Your Fall Vegetable Garden

  Kale, mustard, and lettuce in fall garden. Photo by Molly Jameson.   In North Florida, December can mark the peak in fall vegetable gardening. Early lettuce varieties are beginning to head and your later varieties are coming on strong. Radishes are starting to erupt out of the ground, and leafy greens are producing big …

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Cold Protection Tips for North Florida Vegetable Farmers

High tunnel frame, prior to adding plastic sheeting. Photo by Full Earth Farm. While many peninsular Florida farmers do not have to worry about cold protection, farmers in the Florida Panhandle are certainly an exception. Most of the Panhandle is in zone 8b, which means average minimum temperatures are between 15 and 20°F. North Florida …

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Fertilization Tips for Cool-Season Pastures

Cattle grazing a mixed cool-season forage pasture that includes cereal rye and crimson clover. Photo credit: Cheryl Mackowiak Prepare your land for winter grazing by closely grazing or mowing down the existing pasture in the fall, prior to planting. This results in less water, nutrient, and light competition with the emerging cool-season forages. You can …

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Time Saving Tips for the Kitchen

My husband calls me the one-trip-wonder because of my stubborn refusal to make more than one trip in from the car regardless of the size or number of items needing to be carried in.  I know he thinks I’m crazy, but really, who has time to make 27 trips from the car to the house?  I guess it’s …

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Cotton Picker Fire Prevention Tips

Photo is courtesy of Northescambia.com College football season has started, the weather is milder, and pretty soon, we will all smell cotton defoliant when driving past cotton fields.  Throughout the Florida Panhandle, farmers are getting equipment ready for the harvest, and this is a good time to remind everyone of a few safety tips to …

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Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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Tips for Preparing your Child Emotionally for a New School

As summer break comes to a close, many children will be experiencing changes in their school experience at an entirely new school. Be sure to make the transition as easy as possible by talking with your child about the positive experiences they may have this new school year. Below are a few tips on how …

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Tips For Properly Pruning Muscadines

Figure 1. Mature muscadine grapevine. Credit: Peter C. Andersen, UF/IFAS Extension Last year, I wrote an article for this newsletter about late bearing muscadine cultivars. There are many early, mid, and late bearing cultivars, and a list can be found in the publication: The Muscadine Grape.  August is the very beginning of the muscadine harvest in the …

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Summer Picnic Safety Tips

Keep your picnics safe this summer! Summer months are a great time for picnicking with family and friends. Flies and other insects can be rather annoying, but the “bugs” you can’t see can be extremely harmful. Bacteria love the warm humid weather and grow more quickly in the summer than any other time of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/summer-picnic-safety-tips/

Shark Safety Tips

Pregnant Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) cruses the sandy seafloor. Credit Florida Sea Grant Stock Photo Shark Safety Tips UF/IFAS Extension – Florida Sea Grant By L. Scott Jackson (Bay County) and Rick O’Connor (Escambia County) Recently, two teens were victims of shark attacks in North Carolina. Shark attacks occurring within minutes and miles of each …

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