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  1. Fall into Vegetable Gardening Series — September 2, 2014
  2. Time to Re-enroll in 4-H — August 29, 2014
  3. Pepper Spot Showing Up in Panhandle Peanuts — August 23, 2014
  4. Soybean Rust Update — August 23, 2014
  5. Goatweed Spreading West: Found in Holmes County Pastures — August 23, 2014

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Fall into Vegetable Gardening Series

Need some advice to get started with a fall garden?  The horticulture agents of the Northwest Extension District are pleased to present an interactive video series for the beginning gardener. Broccoli, a popular winter vegetable. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS The schedule is as follows: September 9th – Starting a Home Vegetable Garden: Expectations, planning and …

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Time to Re-enroll in 4-H

It’s that time of year again- time to re-enroll in 4-H! All volunteer and member profiles were set to inactive on August 23rd, so in order to be a member or volunteer this year you will need to re-enroll. The online enrollment system that we use is called Florida 4-H Online and can be accessed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/29/time-to-re-enroll-in-4-h/

Pepper Spot Showing Up in Panhandle Peanuts

Pepper Spot, Photo Credit: North Carolina State As we head into the home stretch of  2014 peanut production, most farmers are working diligently to mange and control leaf spot and white mold in their peanuts. Many farmers are familiar with Early and Late leaf spot and the occasional chemical related spotting on the leaves of …

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Soybean Rust Update

Counties in red are where soybean rust has been found in kudzu, as of August 20, 2014. Soybean Rust is Around but Not on Soybeans Since its arrival in the United States in 2004, soybean rust has developed into more of a problem in the southeastern U.S, than in other areas of the country.  To …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/23/soybean-rust-update/

Goatweed Spreading West: Found in Holmes County Pastures

Goatweed in Holmes County Pasture – photo by Shep Eubanks Recently on a visit to a local cattleman’s pasture, I identified Goatweed (Scoparia dulcis) for the first time in Holmes County.  This weed has been gradually moving west in the Panhandle (Photo 1 below) with recent identifications over the last few years in Jackson and …

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Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Chart 1  Source Livestock Marketing Information Center Most cattlemen have a slight grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in the …

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Tips for Busy 4-H Parents: Out of the Box Lunch Ideas

Maybe your child is too picky to eat school lunches on a regular basis, maybe they have food allergies, or you just want them to eat a little healthier. It could be that your family does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but you would rather not spend $ 400-$ 500/year on school lunches. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/22/tips-for-busy-4-h-parents-out-of-the-box-lunch-ideas/

Social Media Test

This is a test of the Social Media connection service to this site.  Please disregard this post.  For some reason the articles last week went to our Facebook page but not to Twitter. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, Livestock & Forages Agent. My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture …

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Plants Poisonous to Pets

Is your pet one of those that likes to nibble on or gobble down new plants in your home or landscape? If so, it would be wise to make sure that the new plants you introduce do not send you running with your pet to the vet. There are many common plants that can adversely …

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Stressed Pines Being Attacked By Beetles

Pine bark beetles are frequent pests of stressed pines in the southern United States. The five most common southern pine bark beetle species include three in the genus Ips. Ips beetles usually colonize only those trees that are already stressed, declining, or fallen due to environmental factors. Infestations may occur in response to drought, root …

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