Tag Archive: After

Protecting Fall Vegetable Crops after the Hurricane

Figure 1: Rain and leaf wetness exacerbate bacterial spot and can lead to complete blighting or defoliation of the plant. Credit: Josh Freeman As if the fall season wasn’t challenging enough from a pest and disease perspective, throw in a hurricane and it gets much worse. Luckily, the storm missed most of the Panhandle. Tomato …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/15/protecting-fall-vegetable-crops-after-the-hurricane/

Controlling Prickly Pear after Pasture Establishment

Photo 1. Prickly Pear after cultivation and pasture establishment in Gadsden County. Credit: Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Prickly Pear is one of those tenacious, tough to handle weeds that you hate to find growing in your pastures and hay fields.  It can be very difficult to control and eradicate.  This weed typically spreads and reproduces via …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/08/controlling-prickly-pear-after-pasture-establishment/

Cowpea Curculio Outbreak Anticipated after Mild Winter

Peas are a staple food throughout the South.  Whether you prefer southern peas, cowpeas, or blackeye peas, they are all under threat from the cowpea curculio, also known locally as pea weevils.  With the mild winter this year, growers can anticipate that cowpea curculios may show up much earlier in the season, with a much …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/cowpea-curculio-outbreak-anticipated-after-mild-winter/

It is Futile to Fertilize After September

Fertilizer: Image Credit UF / IFAS In Florida, all of our lawn grasses begin to fade and slowdown in growth during fall.They are supposed to go dormant. Some will go dormant earlier than others based on species, location and  management. The grasses we use to create lawns are warm season grasses such as centipedegrass, St. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/07/it-is-futile-to-fertilize-after-september/

What To Do Before and After a Hard Freeze

Florida homeowners enjoy a wide range of landscape and citrus plants and often times desire a tropical or semitropical appearance to their landscapes. Many landscape plants are often planted past their northern limit such as here in Northwest Florida, although microclimates differ dramatically. Tropical and subtropical plants can be used in the landscape, but they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/22/what-to-do-before-and-after-a-hard-freeze/

Enjoy Your Poinsettias after the Holidays

Poinsettia grown in greenhouse Photo Credits: William Wendt The poinsettia is a beautiful plant associated with the Christmas holidays. These plants create colorful holiday decorations for any home. After the holidays are over, they can be used as landscape plants. Poinsettias are non-poisonous and non-toxic. However, some people may be sensitive to the latex in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/09/enjoy-your-poinsettias-after-the-holidays/

Handling Lawn and Landscape Problems after a Storm

After severe weather of any kind, homeowners must often spend a considerable amount of time dealing with impacts to their landscapes.  Below are a few lessons we have learned from hurricanes and tropical storms in the past. Many thanks to fellow agent Beth Bolles for her contributions to this article. Dealing with Toppled Trees It …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/07/handling-lawn-and-landscape-problems-after-a-storm/

Mosquitos Swarming Pastures After Heavy Rains

Standing water in pastures herald the beginning of mosquito season for livestock. Weeks of consistent above normal rains have filled farm ponds, ditches, swamps and anything else which will hold water.  While this is a positive trend for the water table and minimized, if not eliminates, the need for irrigation, there is a down side. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/09/mosquitos-swarming-pastures-after-heavy-rains/

Wakulla County Honeybees Doing Well After T.S. Debbie

Wakulla County’s honeybees are still bringing pollen to the hives. Wakulla County’s honeybees are still foraging as the available blooms are fading with the approach of summer’s dog days. Some pollen is still being brought to the hive by worker bees. Tropical Storm Debbie necessitated mosquito spraying in parts of the county, but with negligible …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/27/wakulla-county-honeybees-doing-well-after-t-s-debbie/