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A Few of My Favorite Fall Things

Favorite Fall ThingsPhoto Credit: Angela Hinkle Fall is my favorite time of year. Let me share with you a few of my favorite Fall things to help explain why. Walking my dog in the heat of a summer morning is like trudging through a bowl of warm chowder. But with the cooler autumn mornings arriving, …

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Reduce 100 Bags of Fall Leaves to Ten

Billions of leaves blanket the fall landscape and are bagged by hundreds of homeowners to be placed curbside for local trash pick-up. Many of these leaves could be easily turned into valuable mulch or compost. Why do all those fall leaves end up in bags to be discarded? It’s probably because the homeowner is overwhelmed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/reduce-100-bags-of-fall-leaves-to-ten/

Want Fall Color? Plant These Trees !

  Ginkgo Florida has so much to offer!  It is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches. It has one of the largest agricultural economies nationwide.   But among all these things, Florida is lacking in one area that is very noticeable come fall:  all the beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaf colors that paint …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/want-fall-color-plant-these-trees/

Firespikes for Fall Color and Hummingbird Food

Looking to add something to brighten your landscape this autumn?   Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is a prolific fall bloomer with red tubular flowers that are very popular with hummingbirds and butterflies.  It’s glossy dark green leaves make an attractive large plant that will grow quite well in dense shade to partial sunlight.  In frost-free areas firespike …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/08/firespikes-for-fall-color-and-hummingbird-food/

Fall: An Ideal Time for Shrub Installation

It was a hot summer that has continued into Fall.  We hope cooler temperatures are on their way to the panhandle of Florida.  Fall can be a great time to spruce up your landscape with some new shrubs. Image Credit UF / IFAS It may be time for your landscape to receive a mini-makeover and …

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Persimmon Problems this Fall

  Japanese persimmons are a real treat in the Fall, and for those who enjoy growing fruit, they are a relatively problem free option.  The tree can reach 30 feet tall, if planted in full sun and well drained soils that receive ample moisture.  The orange-yellow fruit really makes a great show in the Fall. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/28/persimmon-problems-this-fall/

Fall Sampling for Nematodes in Agronomic Crops

Fall is the best time to take samples for nematodes, since populations often peak near harvest, and while crop roots are still viable.  These samples can be used to help determine if nematodes caused damage in the current crop and help predict the likelihood of damage to an upcoming crop. While all agronomic crops in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/fall-sampling-for-nematodes-in-agronomic-crops/

The Color of Fall in the Panhandle

Monarch butterfly on dense blazing star (Liatris spicata var. spicata).Beverly Turner, Jackson Minnesota, Bugwood.org Each fall, nature puts on a brilliant show of color throughout the United States. As the temperatures drop, autumn encourages the “leaf peepers” to hit the road in search of the red-, yellow- and orange-colored leaves of the northern deciduous trees. …

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September Weather Summary and Fall Planting Forecast

National Weather Service rainfall estimates for September 2016. September rainfall was greatly influenced by Hurricane Hermine.  The eastern Panhandle Counties had significantly more rainfall in the month of September. September totals ranged from over 10″ (pink) in portions of Franklin, Leon, and Jefferson County to a low of less than 4″ (tan, yellow, and green) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/07/september-weather-summary-and-fall-planting-forecast/

Fall Turf Issues

St. Augustinegrass roots rotted due to take-all root rot. (Photo Credit: IFAS Photos) The crisp air of fall is upon us. Maybe. We live in northwest Florida and we are not experiencing the change in weather just yet. With the change in weather coming, we are having specific issues in turfgrass lawns and are sure to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/29/fall-turf-issues/

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