Tag Archive: Decline

Are Your Dogwoods in Decline?

Everyone, or at least everyone fortunate enough to grow up in the South, has a fond memory tucked away of a sight or smell of a plant that reminds them of the good old days. Maybe it’s the ancient camellia at your grandmother’s house that just feels like home when you see it.  Maybe it’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/29/are-your-dogwoods-in-decline/

National Beekeeper Reports Reveal a Significant Decline in Colonies, Production, and Income

Bees and Brood. Photo by Judy Biss It has been a tough year for beekeepers.  Two recent national reports revealed that beekeepers suffered the triple whammy of colony loss, reduced honey production, and lower prices, all of which ultimately reduced income over this past production year. The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/national-beekeeper-reports-reveal-a-significant-decline-in-colonies-production-and-income/

Apalachicola Oysters: Importance and Decline

Worldwide, oysters and their habitats have declined in population. National concern over the reduced oyster populations and potential failure of the Oyster fishery in Apalachicola Bay have been recently featured in the news. In September, Jack Payne, University of Florida IFAS Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources announced the formation of the UF Oyster Recovery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/07/apalachicola-oysters-importance-and-decline/

UF/IFAS Extension Surveying Bermuda & Bahia Pasture Decline

Tifton 85 hay field with 20% stand loss as compared to last year. Over the last several months, reports of stand losses and decline for both Bermuda and Bahia grass pastures and hay fields have been coming in to Extension Offices across the Southeast.  Some ranchers have lost 25%-40% of their stand in certain fields, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/22/ufifas-extension-surveying-bermuda-bahia-pasture-decline/