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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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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/pasture-weed-control-tips-for-thistles/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/07/cold-protection-tips-for-north-florida-vegetable-farmers/

Fertilization Tips for Cool-Season Pastures

Cattle grazing a mixed cool-season forage pasture that includes cereal rye and crimson clover. Photo credit: Cheryl Mackowiak Prepare your land for winter grazing by closely grazing or mowing down the existing pasture in the fall, prior to planting. This results in less water, nutrient, and light competition with the emerging cool-season forages. You can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/fertilization-tips-for-cool-season-pastures/

Cotton Picker Fire Prevention Tips

Photo is courtesy of Northescambia.com College football season has started, the weather is milder, and pretty soon, we will all smell cotton defoliant when driving past cotton fields.  Throughout the Florida Panhandle, farmers are getting equipment ready for the harvest, and this is a good time to remind everyone of a few safety tips to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/cotton-picker-fire-prevention-tips/

Kids: After-School Snacking and Food Safety Tips

Are your kids famished when they get home from school? Kids often hit the kitchen right when they get home and begin the search for something to eat. After being at school all day, it’s inevitable they will bring a host of germs into the house (and into the kitchen). These germs, or microorganisms, can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/25/kids-after-school-snacking-and-food-safety-tips/

Tips For Properly Pruning Muscadines

Figure 1. Mature muscadine grapevine. Credit: Peter C. Andersen, UF/IFAS Extension Last year, I wrote an article for this newsletter about late bearing muscadine cultivars. There are many early, mid, and late bearing cultivars, and a list can be found in the publication: The Muscadine Grape.  August is the very beginning of the muscadine harvest in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/08/tips-for-properly-pruning-muscadines/

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