Tag Archive: Plan

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike at any time.  There is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/09/disasters-dont-plan-ahead-you-can/

Plan Before Fertilizing a Lawn

Fertilizer spreader use is in full swing throughout the Florida panhandle Fertilizing a lawn properly in the summer can enhance the landscape without inducing disease or harming the environment . One universal activity is seasonal lawn and landscape maintenance. While some consider it a chore, many view it as a means to enhancing their personal environment. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/15/plan-before-fertilizing-a-lawn/

Have a Plan for Efficient Winter Feeding

Washington County cattle in a controlled grazing system utilizing cool season forages this past spring.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin While these recent “cool” snaps have provided a welcome break from the summer heat, they bring with them a reminder that production from perennial pasture grasses are slowing down and will soon be dormant for the winter. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/09/have-a-plan-for-efficient-winter-feeding/

Plan Carefully with Indian Hawthorn

One of the most commonly used shrubs in landscapes is the Indian hawthorn, Rhapheolepsis indica. Although not native to Florida, it can be a very attractive shrub when used properly in landscapes. Plants offer spring flowers in pinks and whites followed by berries that are a food source for birds. Indian hawthorn as a single …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/07/plan-carefully-with-indian-hawthorn/

Plan Ahead for “Pomp and Circumstance”

Photo credit: IFAS Communication Services Do you have a high school senior in your life in the near or not-so-near future? If so, it’s never too early to begin planning and preparing for the expenses associated with senior year. For starters, here are some typical expenses: Class ring – While this may be purchased during …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/14/plan-ahead-for-pomp-and-circumstance/

Plan Carefully Around Home Foundations

Variety is the spice of life and more homeowners are incorporating this philosophy into the design of their homes. Windows especially are becoming more of a design feature, so we should change our philosophy on landscaping around them. Windows allow us to feel connected to the outdoors and allow natural light to pass into the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/10/plan-carefully-around-home-foundations/

Dog Days of Summer – A Good Time to Plan for Fall

The “Dog Days” are the hottest, muggiest days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate.   In ancient times, when the night sky was un-obscured by artificial lights, the Romans used the stars …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/28/dog-days-of-summer-a-good-time-to-plan-for-fall/

Cold Weather Approaching: Have a Citrus Protection Plan in Place

On the night of November 13th,  a mild freeze of 30°F occured in parts of Northwest Florida.  Don’t be caught without a citrus protection plan ! Satsuma Tree protected with micro-irrigation. Image Credit: UF IFAS Jackson County Extension How cold does it have to get before citrus in Northwest Florida needs to be protected? A concrete answer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/cold-weather-approaching-have-a-citrus-protection-plan-in-place/

Creating a Plan for Your 4-H Club

Welcome to the new 4-H year! As you begin making plans to re-connect with your club members and families, make plans to create a year-long plan for your 4-H Club. Why should your 4-H club plan up to a year in advance? A plan will help to: Meet the needs of all members Share responsibilities (among …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/13/creating-a-plan-for-your-4-h-club/