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Tips for Transplanting

Be careful planting cucurbit transplants, as they have sensitive roots. Photo by Molly Jameson. When I think of the end of winter and the hot temperatures that will soon be here to stay in the Florida Panhandle, I often feel a little melancholy. But the one silver lining that always picks me back up is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/tips-for-transplanting/

Large Limb Removal Tips

There are a number of reasons to remove large limbs from mature trees. The three most common reasons are to either remove dead wood, to keep limbs from interfering with one another and rubbing or growing together, or to keep the tree from having narrow crotch angles. (“Narrow crotch angle” is not a very charming …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/11/large-limb-removal-tips/

Tips for Christmas Tree Care

Although there are many types of artificial Christmas trees these days, live or cut trees are still very popular. Given the proper care, your natural tree can maintain its festive look throughout the holidays, keeping your safety in mind as well. Image credit: UF/IFAS Communications.   By now many of you have already bought and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/23/tips-for-christmas-tree-care/

To Salt or Not to Salt? Reasonable Tips for Sodium Control

It’s a fact. We need salt in our diets. Our bodies need sodium, which we usually get through salt, to maintain fluid balance and blood volume. Unfortunately, most of us consume at least twice as much sodium as we need. The main culprit for sodium intake is not the salt we sprinkle on food, nor …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/26/to-salt-or-not-to-salt-reasonable-tips-for-sodium-control/

Tips for Holiday Shopping

I don’t know about you but to me it seems we just finished shopping for the holidays and they are here once again. Holiday shopping can be a whirlwind and we forget to take time to stop and think about how much we have spent until the bills arrive. Having a budget for the holidays …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/25/tips-for-holiday-shopping/

Tips for Building a Strong and Healthy Marriage

With an alarming divorce rate that has rapidly escalated during the last half of the 20th century, many couples are part of a growing group focusing on developing a healthy marriage. Research shows that there is a clear link between a healthy marriage and better health for men and women. Children also grow and thrive …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/25/tips-for-building-a-strong-and-healthy-marriage/

Post-Harvest Tips for Palmer Pigweed Control

Palmer amaranth that emerged after harvest and survived into December. Photo credit: Jay Ferrell Many Florida cotton and peanut farmers have been fighting Palmer amaranth (pigweed) all season, but harvest is finally just around the corner.  Regrettably, we can’t give up on this horrible weed yet.  With daytime temperatures still reaching the high 80’s or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/02/post-harvest-tips-for-palmer-pigweed-control/

Five Tips to Reduce Pesticide Spray Drift

Erdal Ozkan, Agricultural Engineering, Ohio State University Due to concerns for production costs, safety, and the environment, it is important to maximize the pesticide deposit on the target. One of the major problems challenging pesticide applicators is spray drift, which is defined as movement of pesticides by wind from the application site to an off-target …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/24/five-tips-to-reduce-pesticide-spray-drift/

Pasture Weed Control Tips for Thistles

Thistle in a Gadsden County hayfield. Photo courtesy of Shep Eubanks UF/IFAS Timing is critical for controlling weeds that infest and invade our pastures.  Thistles are an example of a weed in which proper timing of herbicide application can mean the difference between excellent and very poor control of the weed problem.  Thistles are biennial, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/18/pasture-weed-control-tips-for-thistles/

Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/11/tips-for-healthier-holiday-cooking/

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