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Cattle Fly Control Tips

A cloud of horn flies (the numerous white specks), Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), feeding on cows. Photo credit: Lane Foil, Louisiana State University. Source:  Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that …

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Boating Safety Tips for REEL Summer Fun!

Anticipation of the catch is what thousands of Panhandle boaters will have on their minds as they leave the docks this summer for a day of fishing. However, a hasty departure in their excitement to get to that favorite spot may be the recipe for an outing some would prefer to forget; or worse, a …

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Tips on How to Manage Water in Your Landscape

    Although we’ve received much-needed rainfall of late, it’s still a struggle to manage moisture levels in our Panhandle landscapes this summer. During wet summer seasons, one recurring issue is that watering plants too much can have as much of an ill effect as not watering enough. Shallow rooted plants, as well as newly set plants …

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Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls that relate to weed problems in fish ponds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/16/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

Calving Assistance Tips for Difficult Births

It is imperative that the newborn calf begins to breathe on its own as soon as possible. Credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Prepare before you pull (that difficult birth) Before applying the obstetrical (OB) chains to “pull” a calf during a difficult birth, a proper analysis of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/11/calving-assistance-tips-for-difficult-births/

Post-Harvest Tips for Palmer Pigweed Control

Palmer amaranth that emerged after harvest and survived into December. Photo credit: Jay Ferrell Many Florida cotton and peanut farmers have been fighting Palmer amaranth (pigweed) all season, but harvest is finally just around the corner.  Regrettably, we can’t give up on this horrible weed yet.  With daytime temperatures still reaching the high 80’s or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/02/post-harvest-tips-for-palmer-pigweed-control/

Five Tips to Reduce Pesticide Spray Drift

Erdal Ozkan, Agricultural Engineering, Ohio State University Due to concerns for production costs, safety, and the environment, it is important to maximize the pesticide deposit on the target. One of the major problems challenging pesticide applicators is spray drift, which is defined as movement of pesticides by wind from the application site to an off-target …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/25/five-tips-to-reduce-pesticide-spray-drift/

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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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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