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Know How to Choose Florida-Friendly Plants

One of the main Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles is to plant the right plant in the right place. In Florida, not only does this apply to the zone you’re in, soils you have, and light conditions in your garden, but also ensuring that invasive, exotic plant species are not used. While most of us have heard …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/25/know-how-to-choose-florida-friendly-plants/

Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of important food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

Shark Week is over… so what do we know about shark attack?

Yep, each year cable TV broadcast their classic summer series SHARK WEEK. Actually there are several shark series running now.  It all began with Jaws in the early ‘70’s and ever since Americans have been enthralled with programs on these animals. Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Gulf of Mexico. Credit: SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/01/shark-week-is-over-so-what-do-we-know-about-shark-attack/

UF Survey Shows Most Floridians Want to Know More about Genetically Modified Foods

Fewer than half of 500 Florida consumers surveyed say they would purchase genetically modied food or clothing, even if it cost less or was their favorite food.  Source: UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education. While almost half of Floridians acknowledge buying genetically modified foods, a recent survey by the Center for Public Issues Education in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/01/uf-survey-shows-most-floridians-want-to-know-more-about-genetically-modified-foods/

Know Your Patented Plants

Gardeners love to share plants. My yard, like many of my gardener friends, is filled with plant gifts that were started from a cutting or division of a favorite plant.  These two methods of growing new plants is fairly easy once you learn the techniques and allows gardeners a way to save a little money …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/know-your-patented-plants/

What to Know Before You Show

Make sure you have the proper health information for your animal before the show. Fall is a busy time of the year for most families, but especially those who are involved in livestock projects. One of the most important components of preparing to exhibit animals is having proper health certification. Knowing what you need and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/18/what-to-know-before-you-show/

Getting to Know Your Backyard Pests

Deer are known to eat daylilies in the landscape. To prevent browsing, choose other plants or create a barrier with deer fencing. Any seasoned gardener knows that even a well maintained garden will eventually face a pest issue. Pests come in all shapes and sizes and may include weeds, disease, insects, moles, rabbits, birds, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/27/getting-to-know-your-backyard-pests/

What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   The rod-shaped bacterium known as Vibrio. Courtesy: Florida International University What …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/what-you-need-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria-in-gulf-waters/

What You Need To Know About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Protect your poultry by learning the signs of avian influenza (bird flu) and what to do if you suspect infection from this virus. Photo credit: Doug Mayo You may have heard about avian Influenza, otherwise known as “bird flu” in the news over the past few years. Bird flu is a virus, and is in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/23/what-you-need-to-know-about-avian-influenza-bird-flu/

Blueberries Likely Early This Year – What You Need To Know To Keep Them Happy

In all North Florida Counties, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many home gardeners are able to consistently grow a top quality product. This year blueberries are very large already on plants throughout the panhandle! The increased size may be indicating earlier maturity than in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/21/blueberries-likely-early-this-year-what-you-need-to-know-to-keep-them-happy/

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