Tag Archive: Importance

The Importance of Club Involvement

With summer approaching, you might be asking, “What am I going to do with my children while they are out of school?” One solution is to get them involved in a club. 4-H is the youth organization of the Land Grant University System, of which the UF/ IFAS Extension Service is a part. 4-H and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/01/the-importance-of-club-involvement/

Florida’s Valuable Water Resources and the Importance of Irrigation Efficiency

  Center Pivot Irrigation on Panhandle Peanuts. Photo credit: Mark Miles Competition for Water Resources in Florida In a state like Florida, where rivers, lakes, and springs abound, there seems to be no shortage of water.  Annual precipitation ranges from 45 inches in Clewiston to 69 inches in Milton (http://www.usclimatedata.com/) with typical rainfall patterns of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/10/floridas-valuable-water-resources-and-the-importance-of-irrigation-efficiency/

The Importance of Play

 Not much has changed since the American Academy of Pediatrics released their clinical report in 2006 about the importance of play in promoting healthy child development.   In fact, play is so important to optimal child development that in 1989 the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights recognized play as a right of every child.   …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/12/the-importance-of-play/

Importance of Following Pesticide Labels

When you contact your local extension office for pest control recommendations you will likely hear “follow the label” over and over again. So, why do we emphasize the pesticide label so strongly when talking to both homeowners and landscape professionals? There are many important reasons why you should always read and follow label instructions.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/22/importance-of-following-pesticide-labels/

Apalachicola Oysters: Importance and Decline

Worldwide, oysters and their habitats have declined in population. National concern over the reduced oyster populations and potential failure of the Oyster fishery in Apalachicola Bay have been recently featured in the news. In September, Jack Payne, University of Florida IFAS Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources announced the formation of the UF Oyster Recovery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/07/apalachicola-oysters-importance-and-decline/