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Cool, Wet Spring Favors Azalea and Camellia Leaf Gall

Do you have azaleas or camellias with leaves that are thickened, curled and waxy in appearance? This is fairly common this year and is caused by a fungus. Camellia leaf gall on Sasanqua Camellia. Note swollen, malformed leaves. Photo credit: Larry Williams Exobasidium vaccinii is a fungus that causes leaves, and in some cases flower …

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Start Planting the Spring Vegetable Garden

With weather warming up and daylight savings time right around the corner, we are in the midst of prime time for planting spring vegetable gardens. Gardeners routinely growing vegetable gardens should note that it is best to rotate plant families when planning a vegetable garden. See the table below to determine which families should be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/start-planting-the-spring-vegetable-garden/

Daffodils – A Sign That Spring is Near

Few plants seem to signify the freshness of spring quite as well as daffodils. The name “daffodil” is derived from “addodell” a variant of Asphodel (a plant of the Asphodelus genus.) In historical documents and the common language of 16th century Europe, the term “daffodil” referred specifically to the wild daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus.   The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/25/daffodils-a-sign-that-spring-is-near/

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Now for Spring Weed Suppression

Weeds are growing everywhere, especially in manicured lawns and landscapes despite the best efforts of owners who have spared no expense to remove the offending flora. Herbicides to control the weeds seem to be less effective as August progresses. The reality, at least about the herbicides, is different from perceived appearances. Herbicides can be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/10/pre-emergent-herbicide-now-for-spring-weed-suppression/

Spring Vegetable Garden Preparation

It is cold right now…at least it is this week. Even though the winters in northwest Florida do not have consistent cold temperatures, it is not warm enough to grow warm season vegetables all year around. The cold spells come and go but will soon be gone and spring will have sprung. With spring comes birds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/20/spring-vegetable-garden-preparation/

This Fall: Pause Before Pruning Spring Blooming Shrubs

Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat   As fall approaches, our spring blooming shrubs such as gardenia, spirea and azalea begin to look unkempt and overgrown. That means it is time to give them a severe pruning to get them ready for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/09/this-fall-pause-before-pruning-spring-blooming-shrubs/

Weeds are Getting Ready For Spring 2016

Weeds are growing everywhere, especially in manicured lawns and landscapes despite the best efforts of owners who have spared no expense to remove the offending flora. Herbicides to control the weeds seem to be less effective as August progresses. The reality, at least about the herbicides, is different from perceived appearances. Herbicides can be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/11/weeds-are-getting-ready-for-spring-2016/

Tent Caterpillars: An Unwelcome Spring Guest

Uninvited guests can sometimes be fun and entertaining, bringing spontaneity to an otherwise predictable schedule. Sometimes the surprise guest is just an unpleasant distraction with no redeeming virtues. The unanticipated knock on the door can bring both scenarios to mind. Almost everyone has an enjoyable cousin who regales listeners with amusing tales, and picks up …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/19/tent-caterpillars-an-unwelcome-spring-guest/

New EDIS Fact Sheets added this Spring

The University of Florida IFAS Extension offers a database of fact sheets available for free download on the Internet called EDIS (Electronic Data Information Source) that has many publications of interest to farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida. Each fact sheet has a PDF or printer friendly link in the top left corner. The following are just a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/08/new-edis-fact-sheets-added-this-spring/

Spring is the Ideal Time for Aquatic Herbicide Application

As water temperatures rise, aquatic weed growth increases. Be sure to monitor ponds closely and control weeds before the problem gets too large.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Similar to Goldilocks’ porridge, water temperature doesn’t need to be too hot or too cold, it needs to be just right for using aquatic herbicides (70o – 80o F). …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/spring-is-the-ideal-time-for-aquatic-herbicide-application/

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