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Exploring the Gulf of Mexico: Phytoplankton Part I

Last year I began a series of articles on the Gulf of Mexico. They focused on the physical Gulf – water, currents, and the ocean floor.  This year the articles will focus on the life within the Gulf, and there is a lot of it. Single celled algae are the “grasses of the sea” and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2018/01/05/exploring-the-gulf-of-mexico-phytoplankton-part-i/

Friday Feature: Protecting Hay Quality at Harvest Part 2

In early October we shared the first two videos in the “A Cut Above the Rest” video series produced by Massey Ferguson, that features Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist.  This week we share the third and fourth videos in this series that provides helpful tips for protecting the quality of your hay at harvest. Part 3  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/17/friday-feature-protecting-hay-quality-at-harvest-part-2/

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Everyone Plays a Part

Cotton is largely self-pollinating but attractive to bees. Pollination by bees can increase seed set per boll. Photo by Judy Biss Overview On January 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final “Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products.”  This policy outlines EPA’s label statements designed to mitigate acute …

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Do Your Part to Stop the Spread

With all the news about the Zika virus spread in Florida, now is the time to start thinking about mosquito protection. As the weather warms, they will be hatching.  Check out where the water is collecting in your yard.  The female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes lay their eggs in temporary flood water pools; even very small …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/do-your-part-to-stop-the-spread/

The World of Worms – the Annelids… Part 3 of 3

In the final segment of this 3 part series on worms we will discuss the largest, most commonly encountered members of the worm world… the Annelids. Neredia are one of the more common polychaete worms.Photo: University of California Berkley Annelids differ from the other two groups of worms we have discussed in that they have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/the-world-of-worms-the-annelids-part-3-of-3/

The World of Worms… Part 2 of 3

The round body of a microscopic nematode.Photo: University of Nebraska at Lincoln In the first article of this series we discussed the how unpleasant the subject of worms were but how beneficial many species are to our environment. We highlighted the flatworms and this week we will look at the roundworms.   There are a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/28/the-world-of-worms-part-2-of-3/

The World of Worms… Part 1 of 3

I am afraid worms are not the most pleasant topic to write about but few people know much about them. I was once told when I was a student that if you wanted to become known as a scientist study worms, no one else is.   When we hear the term “worm” negative things enter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/21/the-world-of-worms-part-1-of-3/

The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/the-giant-banana-spiders-part-of-our-panhandle-summer/

Optimum Soil Fertility is an Essential Part of Weed Control

Herbicides can be used to control the weeds, but without good fertility and a healthy stand of grass, the weeds will return.  Photo Credit: Doug Mayo   Brent Sellers, RCREC Extension Weed Specialist; Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist; & Joao Vendramini, RCREC Forage Extension Specialist There have traditionally been few options for controlling weeds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/23/optimum-soil-fertility-is-an-essential-part-of-weed-control/

Can Culturing Oysters Be Part of the Fishery Recovery?

Extensive methods of oyster farming have been promoted in various forms and under changing laws for over 100 years in Florida. (UF/IFAS photo) What: A Conversation About Oyster Aquaculture When: Monday, July 29, 2013, 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Community Center, Apalachicola (Ten Foot Hole) Seeking insights into the pros and cons of growing oysters, Apalachicola’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/25/can-culturing-oysters-be-part-of-the-fishery-recovery/

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