Tag Archive: Smart

Smart Holiday Packaging

During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats. If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts, you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it right. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/26/smart-holiday-packaging/

Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) as a Controlled-release Nitrogen source for Corn and Cotton

Urea on the left, ESN on the right. Photo credit: Mike Mulvaney Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist, WFREC, Jay, FL Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) is a polymer-coated urea formulated as 44-0-0. The reason it contains 2% less nitrogen (N) than urea (which is 46-0-0) is due to the weight of the polymer coating.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/01/environmentally-smart-nitrogen-esn-as-a-controlled-release-nitrogen-source-for-corn-and-cotton/

Smart Strategies for Back to School Savings

Back to school shopping can be a teachable moment for your kids about money management In many parts of Florida, school starts in less than a week! Depending on where you live, what school your children attend, and what grade they are in, back to school supplies can cost the average family anywhere from $ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/smart-strategies-for-back-to-school-savings/

The Smart Approach to Pest Management

When talking about pest issues in the landscape, green industry professionals often refer to IPM or Integrated Pest Management. Chinch bug damage to St. Augustinegrass. Photo: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS So what is IPM and why should it be used? IPM is a combination of methods used to manage pests that has the least harmful effect …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/10/the-smart-approach-to-pest-management/

Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance

Date: January 28, 2015 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern Time (12:00-1:30 pm CT) Presented by national expert: Dr. Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University Extension A panel of experts have been invited to answer questions, including: IRS SBA Participants will learn how the Affordable Care Act affects farm/ranch families as individuals (consumers), as business operators, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/24/webinar-farmers-making-a-smart-choice-for-health-insurance/

Be a Smart Picnicker This Summer

Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, especially in hot weather. It’s time for all the fun things that summer brings, like picnics, potlucks, and outdoor gatherings.  These are ways we all enjoy celebrating the summer sunshine with friends and family.  As things heat up outside, don’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/25/be-a-smart-picnicker-this-summer/