Tag Archive: Just

Bull Buying – Focus on Value Not Just Price

Selecting the right bulls are a key component to the success of any cattle operation. When market conditions are less than ideal focus on finding the right bull, not necessarily the cheapest bull.  Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin 2017 is shaping up to be another year of tight margins for cattle producers. As much as ranchers …

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Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed

Tropical Soda Apple in Mature Pine Stand in Gadsden County Photo Credit: Shep Eubanks Every fall, about the time deer hunters begin hanging their tree stands for bow season I get calls wanting to know what this wicked weed is that is growing in the woods.  Many of our North Florida cattlemen are well familiar …

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Springtime is “Just Right” for Using Aquatic Herbicides

Monitor your ponds closely throughout the spring and make any necessary herbicide applications before weed growth becomes too excessive.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Similar to Goldilocks’ porridge, water temperature doesn’t need to be too hot or too cold, it needs to be just right for using aquatic herbicides (70o – 80o F). Here in Florida, these …

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Just Say No to Chinese Wisteria

Maybe you have been seeing the Chinese wisteria, Wisteria chinensis, sporting its lavender blooms along the roadways this time of year. This vine may add a pleasant splash of color to the green leafy backdrop, but this is an invasive vine that has escaped our yards and gardens and is spreading on its own in …

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It’s not just the honeybees!

Swallowtail Butterfly Feeding on a native Buckeye. Buckeyes also attract hummingbirds.Photo Credit: Jed Dillard Honey bees are quite the buzz these days. Reports of population declines and the importance of their role in pollination have caught the country’s attention.  The Northwest District IFAS Beekeepers’ classes have grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Many …

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Dirt is just dirt, or is it?

Soil Profile in Gadsden County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Many of us walk around daily and give no thought to what is under our feet. We do not consider soil a vital natural resource, but it is. And as with water and air, soil quality is very important to our society. Soils perform 6 functions in …

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Invasive or Just Great Fall Color

Fall color of Chinese tallow. Image credit UGA Extension Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) a  deciduous and very aggressive tree. Many people appreciate the fact that it grows fast, provides great shade, and has a beautiful reddish fall color. Despite it’s attributes, it is highly invasive and considered a noxious weed. It has spread to every coastal …

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Florida’s “Big Kids” Just Got A Safety Boost!

New bill would require booster seats for children four years old through age five. For several years, Florida has been the most dangerous state for children between the ages of 4 and 10 traveling in vehicles.  Florida is currently one of only two states in the nation that lacks a booster seat bill for older …

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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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Peanut Harvest is Just Beginning

Peanut harvest is beginning in some of the earliest planted panhandle Florida fields. So far yield and grades have been decent, but only a handful of acres have been harvested. Dr. David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist, offers the following reminders about peanut digging and harvesting: “Peanut maturity is always an important consideration in a year like this, …

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