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Totally Impermeable Film – A New Plastic Mulch Option for 2016 Fumigation

Figure 1. Field experiment showing a paladin chloropicrin mixture used in combination with totally impermeable film. In the foreground from the left: untreated VIF, Untreated TIF, Paladin:Pic 20 gallons per acre, Paladin:Pic 30 gallons per acre. Standard use rate for Paladin:Pic with VIF is 50-60 gallons per acre. Photo by Josh Freeman Plastic mulch technology …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/13/totally-impermeable-film-a-new-plastic-mulch-option-for-2016-fumigation/

Sugarcane Aphids could make Pearl Millet a Better Option than Forage Sorghums

Sugarcane aphid on forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Photo by Jennifer Bearden The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, has been very active this summer in Northwest Florida.  Typically, we are talking about grain sorghum when we warn about this pest.  However, the pest was found to be significantly damaging forage sorghum in Okaloosa County. Control measures …

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Rain Gardens Offer Option for Problem Areas of Yard

Rain gardens can make a beautiful addition to a home landscape. Photo courtesy UF IFAS Northwest Florida experienced record-setting floods this spring, and many landscapes, roads, and buildings suffered serious damage due to the sheer force of water moving downhill. That being said, we are just entering our summer “rainy season,” so it may be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/27/rain-gardens-offer-option-for-problem-areas-of-yard/

Winter Annuals: A Fantastic Color Option

Delphiniums As the weather changes, so should your flower bed.  Annual flowers provide fantastic color to landscapes with months of flowers or attractive foliage, but the trade-off is that they give you all they’ve got over one growing season. There are two main groups of annuals, summer (warm season) and winter (cool season).  Summer annuals …

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Round Bale Silage, a Viable Option for Rain-Weary Hay Producers.

Creating an airtight seal using plastic is critical for making quality round bale silage. Photo Credit D. Mayo Introduction: “When the sun shines, make hay.”  (John Heywood, 1546).  For north Florida’s farmers, that statement is much easier said than done lately.  Daily precipitation and rainfall amounts well over 10 inches have left hay farmers frustrated.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/26/round-bale-silage-a-viable-option-for-rain-weary-hay-producers/

Rain Barrels – A Summer Irrigation Option

Floridians use more water than any other state for irrigation, and a typical home sprinkler system can account for half of the cost and water use in a household during the summer. One of the most convenient and efficient ways to conserve water is to install a rain barrel.  Modern rain barrels involve ancient technology …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/07/rain-barrels-a-summer-irrigation-option/