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8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a …

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An Important Tip When Installing Sod

It won’t be long before homeowners start thinking about sodding a new lawn or renovating areas of their existing turf. Although sodding when turf is dormant is acceptable, it is best to install sod that is green. One reason is that you can see if any sod pieces are infested with weeds such as bermudagrass . …

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How Important is Shrink In Beef Calves

Calves after weaning can undergo a considerable amount of shrink in bodyweight as a result of stress and diet changes. Photo by Matt Hersom (Alachua, Florida) Shrink in beef calves constitutes a potential economic loss to both the seller and the buyer if not fully considered. A number of factors cause shrink, but primarily feed …

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Some Things are Too Important to Say Nothing: Talking with Your Children about Money

Bindaas Madhavi. (2011) Listen to Your Kids. Most parents would not allow their child to play in the street or to touch a hot stove because parents understand that these actions have consequences and the consequences are serious. If you don’t talk with your child about money and allow them to observe you exhibiting positive …

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Inconsistent Rainfall Makes Pod-Blasting Vitally Important This Year

Peanut harvest has begun in Washington County. Inconsistent rainfall this summer means that dry-land farmers need to pay special attention to peanut maturity. Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin A cold, wet spring got lots of area peanuts off to a late and slow start. When it warmed up and things really got rolling, the rain quit, …

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Your Watershed “Address:” What is it, and Why it’s Important

No matter our distance from a lake, wetland, river, or coastline, we all live within the boundaries of a watershed – photo by Judy Ludlow No matter our distance from a lake, wetland, river, or coastline, we all live within the boundaries of a watershed.  In fact, all land on earth is part of a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/09/your-watershed-address-what-is-it-and-why-its-important/