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Benefit from Beneficial Insects

Adult Ladybug. Photo Credit: James Castner University of Florida A number of summers ago, I noticed whiteflies on a confederate rose plant in my landscape. I considered using an insecticide to control the whiteflies but decided against doing so after taking a closer look. What I found was a population of ladybugs – eggs, larvae, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/12/benefit-from-beneficial-insects/

2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

Photo: Tyler Jones. Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts. The University of Florida/IFAS, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/16/2016-corn-variety-trial-summary-from-jay-florida/

Should You Cull Cows that Prolapse from Your Herd?

Prolapses occur occasionally in beef cows near calving time. Uterine prolapses are most likely to occur at or shortly after calving, whereas vaginal prolapses occur before the calving process begins. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Prolapses occur occasionally in beef cows. Most prolapses occur around calving time. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/02/should-you-cull-cows-that-prolapse-from-your-herd/

Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special

It is that time of year when we think about giving special gifts to the people in our lives that mean the most to us. Your list might include teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, it is the thought behind the gesture that means the most to your friends and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/25/gifts-from-the-kitchen-make-the-holidays-special/

UF/IFAS Extension is Seeking Information from Cattle Producers

Attention Florida Beef Cattle Producers: Your help is needed! Professional Development and Educational Programs are vital to keeping the Florida cattle industry on the cutting edge of new research and Best Management Practices. UF/IFAS Extension needs your help with important information. Currently a graduate student at the University of Florida is conducting research to determine …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/11/ufifas-extension-is-seeking-information-from-cattle-producers/

When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Growing Season

Professor Barry Tillman (left) helping to examine peanut quality at the NFREC in Marianna, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones. As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/28/when-its-all-said-and-done-lessons-learned-from-the-2016-peanut-growing-season/

Learn to Relax with Gardening Advice from UF/IFAS Extension

Growing wildflowers is great for pollinators and for you! Credit: UF/IFAS   With fall weather finally giving us a break from the heat of summer, this is the perfect time for North Florida residents to get outside and try their hands at gardening. Not only is gardening rewarding for the beautiful flowers or tasty vegetables …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/26/learn-to-relax-with-gardening-advice-from-ufifas-extension/

Preliminary Results from the North Florida Olive Variety Trial

Olive variety trial at UF/IFAS NFREC-Quincy. Photo credit: Pete Anderson There is substantial interest in growing olives (Olea europaea) in northern Florida and southern Georgia.  Thus far, olives have been relatively pest free, and appear to be a sustainable crop for this region. Olives are native to the Mediterranean region, can live thousands of years, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/14/preliminary-results-from-the-north-florida-olive-variety-trial/

Reflections from Graduating 4-H Seniors

Trey is a graduating senior from the 4-H Buckaroos Horse Club One of the most important milestones in one’s life is completing their high school education. Such is the case for Trey and Savannah, two bright young Jackson County 4-H members who are graduating this month. Both youth were asked to reflect upon their 4-H experience …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/reflections-from-graduating-4-h-seniors/

Highlights and Proceedings from the 2016 Beef & Forage Field Day

101 ranchers, UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Specialists, allied industry representatives, and graduate students participated in the 2016 UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef & Forage Field Day held on Friday April 15th at the Beef Research Unit north of Marianna, Florida.  The Field Day included a five-stop demonstration tour, lunch presentations, and two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/highlights-and-proceedings-from-the-2016-beef-forage-field-day/

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