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Rain Gardens – A Solution for Runoff

This rain garden used stone for a berm and muhly grass as a decorative and functional plant. Photo credit, Jerry Patee Tropical Storm Cindy’s early arrival soaked northwest Florida this month, followed by even more heavy rain. Homes in low areas and along the rivers flooded and suffered extensive damage. That being said, we are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/05/rain-gardens-a-solution-for-runoff/

Don’t Rush Wildlife Plot Plantings – Wait on Rain

A buck chases a doe through plots of wildlife forages being evaluated at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center. Photo:  Holly Ober It should be too late in the year for an article about cool season food plots; they should already be up and growing, at the very least planted. It’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/04/dont-rush-wildlife-plot-plantings-wait-on-rain/

2016 Peanut Field Day a Success in Spite of the Rain

Field plots showcasing different peanut varieties. Photo by Doug Mayo. Despite the rainy weather, the annual UF/IFAS Peanut Field Day was held on Thursday, August 11, 2016. The event took place at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), where specialists from both Florida and Georgia spoke to attendees regarding research findings and production …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/2016-peanut-field-day-a-success-in-spite-of-the-rain/

“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/18/and-then-it-began-to-rain-the-april-edition-of-discovering-the-panhandle/

What To Do with All This Rain? Plant a Rain Garden!

Rain gardens are an easy way to return water to our aquifer, reduce erosion, and help prevent stormwater runoff. Running down the driveway or patio, rainwater can pick up lawn chemicals and pesticides. A rain garden is basically a low section of the landscape planted with native plants that like to get their “feet” wet. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/14/what-to-do-with-all-this-rain-plant-a-rain-garden/

We Had Plenty of Rain; Why Are My Trees Dying?

  Most trees are not well adapted to saturated soil conditions.  With nearly daily rainfall this spring and summer, sometimes in record amounts, the ground became inundated with water.  When the root environment is dramatically changed by excess moisture, especially during the growing season, a tree’s entire physiology is altered. This condition may result in the death …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/30/we-had-plenty-of-rain-why-are-my-trees-dying/

Rain Barrel Workshop October 12th Washington County

Does Your Garden Irrigation Inflate Your Water Bill?   Image Credit: UF / IFAS   Flush High Irrigation Bills Down The Drain ! Build A Rain Barrel Find Out How at our Workshop  Saturday October 12th 2013  9am-12pm Location: Washington County Ag Center 1424 Jackson Ave  UF / IFAS Washington County Extension 1424 Jackson Ave. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/17/rain-barrel-workshop-october-12th-washington-county/

35th annual UF Peanut Field Day a Success Despite Rain

Rain brought a quick end to field tours, so the UF Peanut Field Day became a “Barn Day”, with speakers making presentations from under cover. Still farmers and researchers were able to discuss the latest information on peanut production, and of course enjoy the sponsored catfish lunch that has become so popular over the 35 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/35th-annual-uf-peanut-field-day-a-success-despite-rain/

Excessive Rain Creates Many Problems for Growers

Flooded cotton field In recent days, farms in several central and western panhandle counties have received exceptional amounts of rainfall. Some areas reported as much as 25 inches of rain in the last week.  Excessive rain and the accompanying flooding will cause a variety of problems for producers. Extreme cases of flooding can cause crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/12/excessive-rain-creates-many-problems-for-growers/

Rain Barrels – A Summer Irrigation Option

Floridians use more water than any other state for irrigation, and a typical home sprinkler system can account for half of the cost and water use in a household during the summer. One of the most convenient and efficient ways to conserve water is to install a rain barrel.  Modern rain barrels involve ancient technology …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/07/rain-barrels-a-summer-irrigation-option/

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