Tag Archive: Improve

Increase Crop Diversity to Improve Your Garden

Most of you plant a spring vegetable garden with a number of different vegetable types. However, you may not realize that you are improving the health of your soil and your crops by planting a diverse garden.  Intercropping is a gardening practice of growing different crops in the same field.  When planting a mixture of crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/13/increase-crop-diversity-to-improve-your-garden/

Funding Helps Florida Ag Producers Improve Working Lands

Conservation Stewardship Program – Application Deadline February 3, 2017 Agricultural producers can sign up for available funding through February 3, 2017  through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners can earn incentive payments from CSP for expanding conservation activities on their land, such as cover crops, ecologically-based …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/18/funding-helps-florida-ag-producers-improve-working-lands/

Reduce Maintenance and Improve Palm Health!

Over-pruning. Photo credit: JB McConnell, UF/IFAS Many people picture sugar sand beaches, emerald green water, and gorgeous palm trees swaying in the breeze when they think about visiting or moving to Florida. The panhandle offers the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and sugar sand beaches, but sometimes its palms look a bit deficient. Why is that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/02/reduce-maintenance-and-improve-palm-health/

Additional Rains Improve Washington County Situation

Recent rains have improved Washington County's forage situation Rains over the past week have greatly improved crop and pasture conditions in Washington County.  The watermelon, sweet corn, and vegetable harvests are proceeding at a rapid pace. Peanuts and cotton are responding well to recent rains. Cattle conditions are improving along with refreshed pastures.  The wet conditions halted hay …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/15/additional-rains-improve-washington-county-situation/

Washington County Conditions Improve, Melon Harvest Underway

Recent rains have improve pasture conditions and forage potential. Rains this week have provided enough moisture for Washington County farmers to resume planting. A byproduct of the recent dry weather is weed control has been difficult for crops in some fields.  Herbicides are not as effective, if at all, when the targeted plant is not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/08/washington-county-conditions-improve-melon-harvest-underway/