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Small Cockroaches Flying Into Homes

Figure 1. Adult female Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai Mizukubo, carrying an egg case (ootheca). Photograph by R.W. Baldwin, University of Florida. The Asian cockroach was first identified as a newly introduced species in the U.S. in Lakeland, Florida in 1986. I started seeing this small cockroach in our area about 17 or 18 years ago. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/22/small-cockroaches-flying-into-homes/

Put Some Thought into Tree Placement

It’s really tempting to buy a tree and plant it in the middle of your lawn or directly in front of your picture window, but instead take some time to choose the best spot first. Several considerations such as maintenance and mature size should be taken into account before the site is selected. Mowing close …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/put-some-thought-into-tree-placement/

Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !

Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/upcoming-events-spring-into-gardening-solutions/

New Rules for Medicated Feed Go Into Effect in January

As January 1, 2017 nears, beef cattle producers need to be prepared for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation. Photo courtesy of Troy Walz from the article: Nebraska BQA: Cattle Producers and the Veterinary Feed Directive On January 1, 2017 medicated feeds for livestock will no longer be sold “over-the-counter” (OTC) through feed dealers. Under …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/05/new-rules-for-medicated-feed-go-into-effect-in-january/

Volunteers SPIN into 4-H and Find New Friends and Opportunities!

Becky Pengelley, SPin Sewing volunteer Many of our greatest relationships can be traced back to chance encounters. Evelyn Gonzalez and Becky Pengelly, the Leon County 4-H Sewing SPIN (Special Interest) Club Leaders, met by chance though the encouragement their 4-H Agent, Stefanie Prevatt. Evelyn learned of Leon County 4-H in the summer of 2014 through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/14/volunteers-spin-into-4-h-and-find-new-friends-and-opportunities/

Florida Master Naturalist Courses Provide Unique Perspective into Natural World

Do you love the outdoors? Wish you knew more about the plants and animals native to our area? Master Naturalist Jerry Patee leads classmates along his project: a wetland boardwalk in Perdido Key. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a course offered by Extension agents throughout the state, including the northwestern …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/04/florida-master-naturalist-courses-provide-unique-perspective-into-natural-world/

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Bahia Pasture Field Day October 9

Research trials currently being conducted at the NFREC Marianna are evaluating methods for integrating perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures for improved cattle and pasture performance. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux The University of Florida has conducted several research and on-farm trials to evaluate the potential integration of perennial peanut into bahiagrass pastures.  One of their on-farm …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/12/integrating-perennial-peanut-into-bahia-pasture-field-day-october-9/

Toxic Indigo Creeping Into the Panhandle

Runners root at the nodes, blooms resemble clover, and seeds occur in small bunches as Creeping Indigo grows next to a brick wall. Photo Credit: Jed Dillard Creeping Indigo was first noted in South Florida as a toxic plant around 1933. For horses, it is as toxic as it is palatable, and cases of indigo …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/15/toxic-indigo-creeping-into-the-panhandle/

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Grass Pastures

Figure 3. Rhizoma peanut + bahiagrass pastures 10 years after establishment.  Photo Credit: Miguel Castillo Jose Dubeux, University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Rhizoma peanut (commonly known as perennial peanut) is a warm-season perennial legume well adapted to Florida. It has high digestibility (65-75%) and crude protein concentrations (15-20%), that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/19/integrating-perennial-peanut-into-grass-pastures/

Nutrition of the Beef Herd During Transition into Summer

Fig. 1. Remaining winter forage on a bahiagrass field at UF-NFREC on 4/30/15. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC When it comes to beef cattle herd nutrition we often talk about two critical transition periods in Northwest Florida where we need to pay special attention to grazing management., and possibly …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/02/nutrition-of-the-beef-herd-during-transition-into-summer/

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