Tag Archive: Much

What’s Shaking…Too Much Salt

March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet.  Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts.  It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride. Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, however, over-consumption of sodium …

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How Much Hay Will a Cow Consume in a Day?

Hay is the most expensive feed for livestock because of the shear volume needed when pastures are dormant. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Estimating forage usage by cows is an important part of the task of calculating winter feed needs.  Hay or standing forage intake must be …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Get a Much Needed Bounce

April was a good month for cotton prices.  So far, May has not been.  Prices do seem to be attempting somewhat of a recovery, however.  Both old crop July futures and new crop December futures have bounced back to recover about half of the decline we’ve experienced so far this month.  Both old crop and …

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How much Winter Forage do Cattle Consume in a Day?

Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC You often hear from university cattle specialists, extension agents, nutritionists, your neighbor, and anyone else you may ask about winter supplementation, that planning ahead is one of the keys for success. By making sure we know how much feed resources we will need (hay bales, stockpiled …

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Information on gardening practices is freely shared between gardeners and many times the good advice is helpful in plant selection and improving plant growth. There are some passed along practices that are not always suitable for every situation and gardeners may need to investigate a little deeper before implementing the good advice. Soil test kit …

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There Is Much You Can Do For Your Lawn, Even Now

Even though the lawn and landscape are going dormant, there is much which can be done now to prepare for Spring 2015. Even though it is not officially winter and the landscape is becoming dormant. With the exception of live oak trees, all the plants and trees which lose their leaves are now dropping them …

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How Much Food Are You Throwing Away?

Two-thirds of American household waste is due to food spoilage Sustainability – 1.   The ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.  2. Environmental Science: The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting it. This Earth Day, think about the dictionary definitions of sustainability, especially as they relate to consumer choices.  Take …

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How Much Hay Is Enough?

Estimating how much hay you will need to feed each year is critical for maintaining optimal herd health. Accurate estimations can be calculated using the method outlined below. We always know at some point whether we had enough hay for the winter and whether it was good enough. Sometimes it’s now when we’re running out …

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How Much Land Does a Horse Need?

John Doyle Atkins, Santa Rosa County Extension             It’s a question that has been strongly debated for years: How much land does a horse need for grazing here in northwest Florida?  The horse is a non-ruminant herbivore and a grazing animal.  A horse requires a minimum level of forage in the diet to maintain normal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/25/how-much-land-does-a-horse-need/

How Much Does the Gulf of Mexico Mean to You?

Brooke Saari Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent Okaloosa & Walton Counties bsaari@ufl.edu Have you ever considered what the Gulf of Mexico means to you?  Is it important to you?  Putting a value on an ecosystem or the services it provides is very difficult.  However, it is done all the time on smaller scales, like the …

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