Tag Archive: April

UF/IFAS Beef & Forage Field Day April 15

2016 University of Florida NFREC Beef & Forage Day April 15, 2016 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL $ 10/person Registration Fee Beef cattle producers find themselves challenged by rising input costs. Given the magnitude of increased expenses, producers are intently focused on the bottom line while seeking both economic and production efficiencies. …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle Workshop & Trade Show April 1 & 2

The Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group is pleased to offer the 5th Annual Beekeepers Field Day And Trade Show 2016 Beekeeping is one of the fastest growing hobby and commercial endeavors in Florida.  There is much to learn and share about this fascinating trade. The workshop and trade show offers something for every level and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-workshop-trade-show-april-1-2/

April Shows DO Bring May Flowers – Discovering the Panhandle – Barrier Islands

  This month there were many more plants flowering… it is true that April showers do bring May flowers. May not only brings more flowers but more tourists. Everyone is out enjoying the weather, including some wildlife. I was happy to include Florida Master Naturalist Paul Bennett on this hike and he was very helpful …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/29/april-shows-do-bring-may-flowers-discovering-the-panhandle-barrier-islands/

Heavy Rains in April brought Drought Relief but also Planting Delays

If the old adage of “April Showers Bring May Flowers” is true, parts of the Panhandle should be a blooming mess very soon. The National Weather Service provides estimates of rainfall.  The map above shows that there were some pockets in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Washington and Jackson Counties that received 10-15″ in April.  In contrast, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/02/heavy-rains-in-april-brought-drought-relief-but-also-planting-delays/

UF/IFAS Carinata Field Day April 28

The netting prevents the breeding lines of Carinata from out crossing at the NFREC-Quincy breeding trials. The University of Florida-IFAS-North Florida Research and Education Center is pleased to announce a Carinata field day on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. University of Florida along with its partners, Agrisoma and Applied Research Associates, are developing optimum varieties of, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/25/ufifas-carinata-field-day-april-28/

April Showers Bring May… Snakes

This rhyme has been around for decades suggesting that rain increases during the month of April.  In recent years the amount we have received has caused local flooding, and most in Escambia County will remember receiving 26” of rain in 24 hours! These heavy localized rain events have certainly removed pollen from the air but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/april-showers-bring-may-snakes/

“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/and-then-it-began-to-rain-the-april-edition-of-discovering-the-panhandle/

Florida Agriculture Literacy Day April 21, 2015

The 12th annual Florida Agriculture Literacy Day is scheduled for Tuesday April 21, 2015, and a new non-fiction children’s book developed for it will highlight Florida’s livestock and poultry industries.  The book, the title of which is Drive Through Florida: Livestock and Poultry, features an animated red truck that takes students on a tour of …

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Wait Until Mid April to Fertilize North Florida Lawns

Cold injury to lawn from too early fertilizer application. Credit: Larry Williams It’s too early to fertilize our warm-season lawn grasses now. This includes the use of fertilizers contained in weed-and-feed products. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to wait to fertilize your lawn. First, the soil temperature is too cool for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/wait-until-mid-april-to-fertilize-north-florida-lawns/

Forest Stewardship Property Tour April 23

Agenda: Thursday, April 23, 2015. Sign in, meet and greet at 9:00 AM Eastern. Adjourn after lunch. Tour: Spring Canyon LLC is a beautiful 100-acre property owned by Helen and Tom Roth. The property is home to steephead ravines and longleaf pine-wire grass sandhills. This will be a moderately strenuous hike on some steep terrain, …

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