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S.H.A.R.E. During National Pollinator Week – June 15-21, 2015

Everyone with a landscape can make a difference for pollinators.  Simply Having Areas Reserved for the Environment enables homeowners, land managers, farmers, individuals, corporations, schools, roadside managers, and golf courses to increase the number of pollinators in the area by making conscious choices to include plants that provide essential habitat for bees, bats, birds, butterflies, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/28/s-h-a-r-e-during-national-pollinator-week-june-15-21-2015/

5 Things You Can Do to Help Sea Turtles During Nesting Season

It is May and this is the official beginning of the sea turtle nesting season. These ancient creatures have followed this nesting cycle for centuries traveling the open ocean, feeding and resting on reefs, then returning to shore in the spring and summer to breed and lay their eggs on beaches and barrier islands. What …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/10/5-things-you-can-do-to-help-sea-turtles-during-nesting-season/

Nutrition of the Beef Herd During Transition into Summer

Fig. 1. Remaining winter forage on a bahiagrass field at UF-NFREC on 4/30/15. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC When it comes to beef cattle nutrition and management, we often talk about two critical periods in Northwest Florida where we may need a strategic supplementation of some sort, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/01/nutrition-of-the-beef-herd-during-transition-into-summer/

Bat protection increased during spring and summer

As spring commences and young wildlife of all species are born, everyone’s favorite flying, furry mammal also begins roosting season. Ideally, bats will find shelter in trees, caves, abandoned buildings, and bat houses, but sometimes they end up in a home.  I receive calls often about how to best remove or exclude a group of bats …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/21/bat-protection-increased-during-spring-and-summer/

Applying Nitrogen during Wet Weather

. Figure 1.  Nitrogen deficient triticale forage. Notice older leaves are yellow and stems have a purple cast. Recent rains have been, in many areas of the Panhandle, “too much of a good thing.”  Too much rain can limit farm equipment access to fields, delay scheduled planting, and other management activities, and wash away valuable …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/04/applying-nitrogen-during-wet-weather/

Proper Watering Means Difference Between Life, Death For New Plants During Summer

Proper watering can make the difference between life and death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, vegetable transplants and ground covers during the summer. Because their roots have not had time to grow out into the surrounding soil, these plants do not yet have well-established root systems. With their root systems still limited …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/04/proper-watering-means-difference-between-life-death-for-new-plants-during-summer/

Some Vegetables Can’t Take The Heat But Others Thrive During ‘Hot Times’

Robert Trawick County Agent – Horticulture Jackson County rob.trawick@ufl.edu   When it comes to vegetable gardening in Northern Florida, gardeners should take advantage of our year-round growing season. Yes, even in the torrid depths of summer there are delicious, heat-tolerant vegetables you can plant now to keep your garden productive. Popular vegetables such as tomatoes, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/16/some-vegetables-cant-take-the-heat-but-others-thrive-during-hot-times/

Honey Bee Hive Maintenance during the Summer Months

Hive maintenance must be top priority for beekeepers during the summer months. Summer is often the time when most panhandle beekeepers have harvested their prime honey crops (TiTi, Tupelo, Gallberry and in some years Palmetto).  If the beekeeper plans to reap a good honey harvest next year, hive maintenance must be top priority during the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/08/honey-bee-hive-maintenance-during-the-summer-months/