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Staying Healthy At Summer Camp

Staying Healthy At Summer Camp – 7 Keys to a Healthy Camp Counselor Experience It’s getting hot outside and that means summer camps are heating up! Being a camp counselor is a fun summer job and it’s a great way to learn leadership skills. As a camp counselor, it is your job to take care …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/12/staying-healthy-at-summer-camp/

Plan to Reduce Summer Weeds

Remember last summer? The hot, dry days.  Grass drying up and turning brown.  Yet, the weeds are green and doing fine.  However, every herbicide label warns against applying when the temperatures are above 85 degrees and especially under drought conditions.  Those weeds flourished and dispersed seed everywhere.  Now, they are just sitting there ready to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/04/plan-to-reduce-summer-weeds/

Summer Blue Flowers Enjoyed by People and Bees

The showy chaste tree makes an attractive specimen as the centerpiece of your landscape bed or in a large container on the deck. Easy-to-grow, drought resistant, and attractive to butterflies and bees, Vitex agnus-castus is a multi-stemmed small tree with fragrant, upwardly-pointing lavender blooms and gray-green foliage.  The chaste tree’s palmately divided leaves resemble those …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/23/summer-blue-flowers-enjoyed-by-people-and-bees/

Super Summer Snacks

  It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here and the kids are out of school! Often times, when kids (and parents too) get away from their normal routine, poor eating and snacking habits creep in. It’s important for kids (and parents) to have a variety of go-to snacks that are tasty, healthy, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/super-summer-snacks/

Cotton Marketing News: A Watchful Summer Lies Ahead

The 64-cent area (Dec16 futures prices) seems to be the limit that this market is willing to go at this point.  Additional positive market factors could take us to 66 cents—but 64 cents has been tested twice over the past month or so and the market shows no ability, or reason quite yet to push …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/cotton-marketing-news-a-watchful-summer-lies-ahead/

May and T.S. Colin Weather Summary and Summer Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for rainfall across the Florida Panhandle in May 2016. May Rainfall May was a more typical rainfall month for the Panhandle with El Niño disappearing.  In the graphic above you can see that only small portions of northern Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties received more than 8″ for the month, while …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/may-and-t-s-colin-weather-summary-and-summer-outlook/

Summer Hive Management for Panhandle Beekeepers

Hive maintenance is a high priority for beekeepers during the summer months. It’s harvest time for many choice honey crops. That means it’s also time to plan for hive maintenance concerning next year’s harvest. Summer is great time for hive maintenance, as there are limited active pollen producing plants. So, honey production will be at …

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More Grazing Dishes for the Summer Salad Bar

Figure 1. Jed Dillard, Jerfforson county Extension kneels in a pasture of Tifleaf 3 millet and cowpeas that were no-till drilled into ryegrass and red clover. We’ve heard “North Florida can grow forage 365 days a year!” for ages, and that’s true. However, those of us who’ve carried livestock through more than one winter with …

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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/

The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

The elongated body of the Golden Orb Weaver. Photo: Molly O’Connor TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/the-giant-banana-spiders-part-of-our-panhandle-summer/

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