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Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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“Egg”cellent Food Safety Tips for Your Holiday

It seems that everywhere you look, an egg hunt is being advertised, egg dye kits are on every corner in the store, and the Internet is a-buzz with cool decorating ideas. Keep in mind this season that this fun family activity could turn rotten if you forget food safety. Outbreaks of foodborne illness, especially salmonella, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/11/eggcellent-food-safety-tips-for-your-holiday/

Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/tips-for-healthier-holiday-cooking/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/24/harvesting-tips-for-extending-your-fall-vegetable-garden/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/07/cold-protection-tips-for-north-florida-vegetable-farmers/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/fertilization-tips-for-cool-season-pastures/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/25/kids-after-school-snacking-and-food-safety-tips/

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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