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Vegetable Gardening Makes Sense and Saves Dollars

  Wakulla Master Gardener Bill Osborne shows off some of the peppers he grew. Vegetable gardening has many highly desirable benefits. These positive features range from being a good source of exercise, an opportunity to produce fresh produce which may be hard to find in retail establishment, and being able to assure it is produced …

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Volunteering Makes Good Sense

Nate Grimsley is known for teaching crafts at 4-H camp each year. In a world where so many things don’t make sense, Nate Grimsley has discovered something that does.  Ten years ago, Nate’s daughter won 1st place at the Leon County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program and was awarded a full scholarship to Camp Cherry …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/24/volunteering-makes-good-sense/

Idle Farm Equipment Makes an Ideal Habitat For Black Widow Spiders

Though normally shy, a cornered or accidently injured black widow spider can inflict a damaging bite. As the growing season concludes, field equipment is parked in the barns and sheds across the Panhandle. After an all too brief rest, farmers and ranchers perform the necessary maintenance on these agricultural assets.  Even still, unpowered and idle, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/12/idle-farm-equipment-makes-an-ideal-habitat-for-black-widow-spiders/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/inconsistent-rainfall-makes-pod-blasting-vitally-important-this-year/

Composting Recycles Yard Waste, Makes It Beneficial

With all of the rainy weather Northwest Florida has been having this summer, plenty of excess yard debris is littering our yards. Don’t put it in the landfill, Compost It ! Compost Pile Compost is used primarily in bed preparation to improve the soil and can even be used in preparing potting mixes. Partially composted material …

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Kudzu Bug Makes First Appearance in Wakulla County

Kudzu bugs, with a taste for legumes, cotton and citrus, have made their first appearance in Wakulla County. The Kudzu Bug also known as the bean plataspid (Megacopta cribraria, Fabricius), was discovered in the Sopchoppy area of western Wakulla County last week populating a citrus tree.  Kudzu bugs are native to East Asia and were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/10/kudzu-bug-makes-first-appearance-in-wakulla-county/

Southern Armyworm Makes First Appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County

Southern Armyworms have make their presence known in Wakulla County by consuming one gardeners efforts. Southern Armyworms, Spodoptera eridania, has made its first appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County on April 19.  A home gardener brought in the samples seen in the photograph above. While most were still in the larva stage, the gardener had …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/20/southern-armyworm-makes-first-appearance-of-2012-in-wakulla-county/