Tag Archive: System

Friday Feature: The Cow Sprayer Automated Fly Control System

Thanks to Nick Simmons, Escambia County Extension for sending in this week’s featured video.  This video highlights an innovation developed by Hue Fussell, a farmer in Ambrose, GA who invented “The Cow Sprayer.”  The Cow Sprayer automatically applies insecticide to every cow as they walk through a portable frame gate.  For just under $ 3,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/friday-feature-the-cow-sprayer-automated-fly-control-system/

Friday Feature: Timeless Fence System

This week’s Friday featured video showcases an innovation in fence posts and braces for livestock fences.  Plastic Innovation, Greeneville, Tennessee has developed the Timeless Fence System that utilizes recycled plastic to create PVC t-posts and fence braces that are flexible and strong, yet totally insulated for use with high-tensile electric fencing without the need for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/09/friday-feature-timeless-fence-system/

Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Reduce Water Pollution

One third of homes in Florida rely on septic systems, or onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), to treat and dispose of household wastewater, which includes wastewater from bathrooms, kitchen sinks and laundry machines. When properly maintained, septic systems can last 25-30 years, and maintenance costs are relatively low. A conventional residential septic tank …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/08/maintain-your-septic-system-to-save-money-and-reduce-water-pollution/

Sprinkler System check up

Setting the sprinkler head for an irrigation system. UF/IFAS Photo: Josh Wickham Lawns and landscapes require water to flourish and provide the green surroundings desired around homes and recreational areas. Often nature provides water for the landscape in the form of rain, but that is not always adequate. Turf and ornamental plants in the establishment stage need supplemental irrigation during hotter months, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/17/sprinkler-system-check-up/

Does Your Sprinkler System Know It Has Rained?

At the halfway point through 2013, cumulative rainfall amounts for the calendar year were near normal, on average, across the Northwest Florida Water Management District.  January, March and May were rather dry.  Yet, February, April and June had an abundance of rain.  Then, in early July, an unusual persistent mass of moist tropical air brought …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/23/does-your-sprinkler-system-know-it-has-rained/