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Natural Service Synchronization for the Cow Herd

Photo Credit Kalyn Waters The benefits of estrous synchronization to enhance artificial insemination (AI) are well established in the beef industry, however, in the United States, 94.2% of the cows are bred by natural service (bull breeding).  Estrous synchronization can also be a useful tool for natural service to get more calves born early in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/05/natural-service-synchronization-for-the-cow-herd/

Florida’s Rangeland Agriculture and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

Woodlands and rangelands are important to both our economy and environment. Photo by Judy Ludlow Most of us living in panhandle Florida recognize that our farmers and ranchers are committed to sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel for generations to come, but how will farmers continue to be productive while sharing natural resources with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/floridas-rangeland-agriculture-and-the-environment-a-natural-partnership/

Florida’s Rangeland and the Environment: A Natural Partnership

Woodlands and rangelands are important to both agriculture and the environment. Photo by Judy Ludlow Most of us living in panhandle Florida recognize that our farmers and ranchers are committed to sustainable production of food, fiber, and fuel for generations to come, but how will farmers continue to be productive while sharing natural resources with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/floridas-rangeland-and-the-environment-a-natural-partnership/

Dyeing Eggs the Natural Way

Dying eggs with natural materials is a fun 4-H club activity that teaches a little science too! This time of year, many children are egg-cited to dye Easter Eggs!  This year, instead of buying a kit to dye eggs, why not use natural materials that you most likely already have in your kitchen or yard?  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/03/dyeing-eggs-the-natural-way/

Evaluating Kaolin as a Natural Vegetable Pesticide

Figure 1. Kaolin applied to tomato (photograph by Joe Funderburk) Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy Kaolin (a naturally occurring mined mineral) is an aluminosilicate particle film that is applied directly onto crops (Figure 1). The film acts through multiple modes of action to reduce insects and disease. Modes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/evaluating-kaolin-as-a-natural-vegetable-pesticide/

Aquatic and Natural Areas Pesticide Training and Exams

Pesticide Training and License Exams being offered at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Okaloosa County Office. March 31, 2014 8am-11am     Aquatic Pest Control Training 11am              Aquatic Pest Control Exam 1pm-4pm       Natural Areas Weed Management Training 4pm               Natural Areas Weed Management Exam Cost is $ 10 for Aquatic Training and $ 10 for Natural Areas …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/22/aquatic-and-natural-areas-pesticide-training-and-exams/

Gulf Islands National Seashore: A historical and natural treasure

Andrew Diller Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Escambia County apdiller@ufl.edu Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) is located along the northern Gulf of Mexico in Mississippi and Florida.  The Florida properties surround Pensacola, the site of the first European settlement in the United States in 1559.  An ideal deep-water harbor protected by a barrier island, a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/07/gulf-islands-national-seashore-a-historical-and-natural-treasure/