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Check Serpentine Belts this Winter to Prevent Growing Season Breakdowns

Photo- Les Harrison Serpentine belts are a critical component in connection of the cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system, and engine. This belt, which snakes around the outside of the engine, serves a crucial role in functional operations of many types of motorized farm equipment.  The serpentine belt transmits power effectively and efficiently from …

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Disease Management Strategies for the 2017 Watermelon Season

Figure 1. A field infected with Fusarium wilt. Areas with missing plants are regions that have higher levels of inoculum. Recording this damage can be useful for future disease management at this site. by Nicholas S. Dufault, Bimal S. Amaradasa and Mason J. Newark With the watermelon production season starting in Florida, now is a …

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When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Growing Season

Professor Barry Tillman (left) helping to examine peanut quality at the NFREC in Marianna, Florida. Photo: Tyler Jones. As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good …

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Crops in Season: October 2016

Autumn, which technically started on the 22nd day of September is a good time to FALL back into good nutrition! Many Florida crops are in season now. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS); avocados, bell peppers, carambolas, cucumbers, grapefruits, guavas, mushrooms, oranges, peanuts, squash, sweet corn, tangerines and tomatoes are …

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Are Your Replacement Heifers Ready for the Upcoming Breeding Season?

Heifer development at NFREC. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Fall-calving herds will be breeding replacement heifers at the end of the year.  Now is the time to make certain that those heifers are ready for the upcoming breeding season. Immunize the heifers.  Ask your large animal veterinarian about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/16/are-your-replacement-heifers-ready-for-the-upcoming-breeding-season/

September: Crops in Season

The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) provides a monthly Calendar of Food Days, Weeks, and Months plus provides resources for selected national food-themes. http://food.unl.edu/september-food-calendar   The month of September boasts a variety of activities using produce that can be grown somewhere in Florida. In fact, many crops are grown locally and are in season now. …

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Crops in Season: August

As much as I wanted to write about Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Day, celebrated on August 8, it was difficult because zucchini, a summer squash, takes a two-month hiatus during July and August, the warmest Florida summer months.  Nevertheless, there is quite a variety of produce growing locally (within 100 miles) of …

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Fungicide Considerations for the Mid-point of the Peanut Growing Season

Most of the peanuts are close to lapping in Santa Rosa County. Photo Credit John Atkins Mid July is the time of year where, for most of us, we are at the mid-point in our peanut production season. The peanut plants, if not already lapped, are at a point where the canopy traps humidity and …

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Planning Ahead for Dove Season

Photo courtesy of bugwood.org Planning Ahead for Dove Season Every Fall, sportsmen of all ages set their sights on the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), one of the most widely hunted migratory birds in the United States.  Because it is migratory bird, management falls under federal and state regulations.  Annually, Extension agents receive questions about the …

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Scallop Season Postponed – Fishing Fun Available Now

Bay Scallop Argopecten iradianshttp://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/bay-scallops/ If you had plans to go scalloping in St. Joseph Bay over the long holiday weekend I’m afraid you are going to be disappointed. FWC has postponed the opening day of scallop harvesting season in St. Joseph Bay until August 22. The postponement, along with other conservation efforts, is intended to …

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