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Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/28/check-serpentine-belts-this-winter-to-prevent-growing-season-breakdowns/

Growing Hops in the Panhandle

When one thinks of hops, one most likely thinks first of beer. The brewing of beer, and especially its subsequent consumption, are likely to eclipse thoughts of any other part of the process that brings such a tasty beverage to the table.  There’s considerably more to the craft than just the end result. It takes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/09/growing-hops-in-the-panhandle/

Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season

Most of the peanuts are close to lapping in Santa Rosa County. Photo Credit John Atkins Mid July is the time of year where, for most of us, we are at the mid-point in our peanut production season. The peanut plants, if not already lapped, are at a point where the canopy traps humidity and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/23/fungicide-considerations-for-the-mid-point-of-the-peanut-growing-season/

Population Growing but US Farm Acreage Declining

The world population increased from 3 billion in 1959 to 6 billion by 1999, a doubling that occurred over 40 years. The Census Bureau’s latest projections imply that population growth will continue into the 21st century, although more slowly. The world population is projected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/population-growing-but-us-farm-acreage-declining/

Growing Gardens with 4-H Clubs and Schools

Outgrown clogs can make an excellent container garden. Research shows that gardening in school and clubs positively influences youth environmental attitudes, nutritional attitudes, self-esteem, test scores, school attitudes, interpersonal skills, social concerns and behavior. For example, students in third and fifth-grade who learn science through gardening scored higher than students who did not learn science …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/01/growing-gardens-with-4-h-clubs-and-schools/

Doveweed: a Growing Problem in Warm-season Turfgrasses

Figure 1. Doveweed patch in St. Augustinegrass sod. Ramon Leon, WFREC Weed Specialist Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) is a summer annual weed species that belongs to the dayflower family. Over the last three years, this weed has become an important weed problem in residential lawns and sod production. This weed has two key characteristics that make …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/11/doveweed-a-growing-problem-in-warm-season-turfgrasses/

Agritourism: a Growing Industry in the Panhandle

Agritourism – Holmes County Corn Maze – Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hammack Agritourism is an industry that provides alternative income opportunities for Panhandle agricultural producers, while providing recreational opportunities for tourists, schools, churches, and other organizations.  Agritourism activities also promote agriculture, and the vital role that agriculture plays in our daily lives, and the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/17/agritourism-a-growing-industry-in-the-panhandle/

Prepare Lawns Now For Growing Season To Come

While the azaleas may be blooming, most north Florida Lawns still need some work to be ready for the growing season. Spring is officially here, so this means it is time to get the lawn in shape for another growing season in north Florida. The first step is to develop an action plan which sets …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/08/prepare-lawns-now-for-growing-season-to-come/

Growing Potatoes in Your Florida Garden

Florida-grown potatoes. Photo courtesy UF/IFAS. The time to plant potatoes is now! Potatoes are a good way to usher in the growing season of your home garden. They are easy to grow and their harvesting date doesn’t coincide with many other vegetables. In North Florida you can plan to put in your potatoes around the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/21/growing-potatoes-in-your-florida-garden/

Beach Vitex… Is It a Growing Problem?

Beach vitex expands its woody rhizomes aggressively; it can actually grow over sidewalks and driveways.   It’s actually a pretty plant, this Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes. In the 1990’s, the state of South Carolina planted this shrub to help restore dunes lost during hurricanes. It was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/20/beach-vitex-is-it-a-growing-problem/

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