Monthly Archive: September 2013

Art & Garden Festival, Saturday October 5, at NFREC-Quincy

  The Discovery Garden, showcasing new plants, in Gardens of the Big Bend at UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy.  The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences presents “Art & Garden,” Saturday October 5, at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. The free event will highlight …

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We Had Plenty of Rain; Why Are My Trees Dying?

  Most trees are not well adapted to saturated soil conditions.  With nearly daily rainfall this spring and summer, sometimes in record amounts, the ground became inundated with water.  When the root environment is dramatically changed by excess moisture, especially during the growing season, a tree’s entire physiology is altered. This condition may result in the death …

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The Chinese Tallow: Invasive by Any Name

With autumn fast approaching, many landowners are looking to add fall color to their landscapes. Unfortunately, many will choose tree varieties based on their fall foliage rather than the possibility of it being an invasive species. One tree that provides beautiful fall color is the Chinese Tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) also known as the Popcorn …

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Nutty for Peanut Butter

Nutty for Peanut Butter Peanut butter is a versatile food which has soared beyond being jelly’s side kick on bread.  Peanut butter can be used as a snack, as part of a full meal, in baking, and yes, even in cooking.  It’s an economical source of protein and it is a wonderful food to pack …

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Florida Agriculture Financial Management Conference – October 21-22

The 2013 Florida Agricultural Financial Management Conference (FAFMC) is taking place on October 21 – 22, 2013 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. This year we’re pleased to announce our partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to bring this conference to the state. With a projected attendance of 300 …

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Leaf Spot Threatens Panhandle Peanuts

Fungal Leaf Spot is threatening peanut yields in Panhandle Florida. Currently the disease is developing in the lower canopy. As the leaf spot progresses the lower leaves will begin to fall off, and the disease will quickly progress into the upper canopy. Evidence of the exceptionally wet weather in July and August is beginning to …

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Genetically Modified (GM) Crops: Straight Talk on Complex, Often Controversial Technologies.

The use of genetics to create plant varieties with desirable traits is not a new agricultural procedure, however, the technologies available to scientists today are leaps and bounds beyond traditional plant breeding practices, and the use and safety of today’s genetically modified (GM) crops is not without its own set of uncertainties and debate. The …

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Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions

Cool season forages are the highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch in the Southeast. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension & Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Cool season forages have long been the very highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch for winter livestock supplementation in the Southeast.  Land …

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Agricultural Innovator: Santa Rosa County

On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna.  This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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It’s More Than Just A Fair!

  Leon County 4-H youth displaying ribbons at North Florida Fair The arrival of the fall love bugs, the leaves changing colors and falling to the ground,  and the sounds of bands rehearsing and cheerleaders chanting can only mean one thing in North Florida……no it’s not time to shop for Christmas gifts…even though it’s just around …

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