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Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours

Wedding showers, baby showers, graduation parties – let’s face it, about half the celebration is based on the food that is served. Trays and plates of tasty morsels include a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and tastes. Why not include some healthy, whole grain options to join in on the fun? Whole grain foods contain …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/02/spring-showers-use-whole-grain-flours/

Spring Festival of Flowers April 7-9, 2017!

About the Spring Festival of Flowers The University of Florida, IFAS and the Pensacola State College Milton Campus invites you to join them for one of the largest festivals of the season. This is a popular event that draws plant enthusiast from near and far. This festival features plant nurseries, UF student club plant sale, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/21/spring-festival-of-flowers-april-7-9-2017/

There Is Still Time To Prevent Spring Lawn Weeds

Photo caption: Purple nut sedge is dormant, but quite alive and waiting for warm weather. The best hope for control is to use a pre-emergent herbicide in late February to early March which will prevent this exotic invasive plant from germinating. Now that March is here the lawn becomes less of an abstraction and more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/03/there-is-still-time-to-prevent-spring-lawn-weeds/

Warm Winter Influences Spring Bloom Times

  Photo caption: Local azaleas were prematurely blooming This winter’s exceptional weather has deceived some popular springtime ornamental shrubs and fruit trees into flowering prematurely. Azaleas, for example, began blooming because of winter temperatures mush warmer than average. There are number of variables which determine when a plant will bloom each year, including the sun, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/03/warm-winter-influences-spring-bloom-times/

Upcoming Events: Spring into Gardening – Solutions !

Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/upcoming-events-spring-into-gardening-solutions/

Spring Growth Differences in Bahiagrass Varieties

Let me begin with a disclaimer; this article contains no research data and no recommendations, but only some observations that I thought might be useful to those of you thinking about perennial forage options. All of the pictures included in this article were taken in the Forage Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Extension Office …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/spring-growth-differences-in-bahiagrass-varieties/

Cool, Wet Spring Favors Azalea and Camellia Leaf Gall

Do you have azaleas or camellias with leaves that are thickened, curled and waxy in appearance? This is fairly common this year and is caused by a fungus. Camellia leaf gall on Sasanqua Camellia. Note swollen, malformed leaves. Photo credit: Larry Williams Exobasidium vaccinii is a fungus that causes leaves, and in some cases flower …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/cool-wet-spring-favors-azalea-and-camellia-leaf-gall/

Grazing Management during Spring Transition

Figure 1. Thick stands of clover and cool-season grass during the spring transition might hurt the regrowth of warm-season perennials in overseeded pastures. Adjust stocking rate and graze off the cool-season annuals to allow warm-season perennials to regrow. Photo credit: Jose Dubeux Spring is an important time of year to manage grazing of pastures. During …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/16/grazing-management-during-spring-transition/

Spring versus Summer Weaning for Fall Calving Cows

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Cow calf producers with fall-calving cows have options as to the optimum date to wean the calves.  Traditionally fall-born calves are weaned at an older age than spring-born calves.  Late summer grass will usually allow cows to regain body condition before the next calving season begins …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/02/spring-versus-summer-weaning-for-fall-calving-cows/

Start Planting the Spring Vegetable Garden

With weather warming up and daylight savings time right around the corner, we are in the midst of prime time for planting spring vegetable gardens. Gardeners routinely growing vegetable gardens should note that it is best to rotate plant families when planning a vegetable garden. See the table below to determine which families should be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/start-planting-the-spring-vegetable-garden/

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