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  1. Don’t be a Sap! Knowing the difference between Florida pines — June 1, 2016
  2. Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young — June 1, 2016
  3. Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe — June 1, 2016
  4. Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County — May 30, 2016
  5. Super Summer Snacks — May 30, 2016

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Don’t be a Sap! Knowing the difference between Florida pines

The longleaf forest display at the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center shows typical vegetation and wildlife in the forest. Photo credit: UF IFAS Extension Pine trees are so common in the southeastern United States that they are often taken for granted. They are usually the first to be cut down when homeowners are nervous about storms, …

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Control Grasshoppers When They Are Young

Young nymphs of the eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera (Beauvois), clustered on a citrus reset (young citrus tree). Photograph by John Capinera, University of Florida. The Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, also known colloquially as the “Georgia Thumper,” can be highly destructive to a variety of vegetable crops. This May many growers and vegetable gardeners have reported …

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Grilling Foods: Keep Your Family Safe

Did you know that the majority of people grill on July 4th (82%), followed by Birthdays (72%), Labor Day (70%), Memorial Day (62%) and the Super Bowl (30%)? Grilling is an all-time favorite for many households and now that the weather is warming, more families are using their grills to prepare family meals. Enjoy grilling …

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Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County

 Tax season is a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is vital. The preparation fee is expensive for many families. Some use computer software to avoid fees. However, in doing so they may overlook some tax deductions.   Free tax preparation has always been offered …

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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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Friday Funny: Newlywed Tech Support

A young farmer married his high school sweetheart and moved her from the city to live with him out on the family farm.  At first life was good.  She busied herself turning their house into their home.  Overtime her loneliness started getting the best of her.  She complained, “Honey, you work long hours all summer, …

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Earn Pesticide License CEUs – Attend the Great CEU Round-Up

UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. The Great CEU Round-Up July 27, 2016 8am-4pm EDT It’s that time of year again, the Florida Turfgrass Association (FTGA) and UF/IFAS have teamed up to present The Great CEU Round-Up. Designed to allow pesticide license holders to earn up to six CEUs, this all day program will be streamed …

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June Cattle & Forage Management Reminders

UF/IFAS Beef Cattle & Forage Specialists, and County Extension Agents serving the Florida Panhandle worked to develop a basic management calendar for cattle producers.  The purpose of this calendar is to provide reminders for management techniques with similar timing to those used at the North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef Research Unit, Marianna, Florida.   …

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Watch for a Lameness Issue in Cattle, called Corkscrew Claw

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Corkscrew claw is a defect that causes severe lameness in cattle and is most often observed in cattle over 3 years of age.  This is a condition that most commonly occurs on the hind legs.  Corkscrew claw (also called screw claw) is a twisting of the …

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Potential Whitefly Outbreak threatens Florida Crops and Landscapes

Brad Buck, UF/IFAS Communications Situation The Q-biotype whitefly, a significant  tropical and subtropical pest, may threaten Florida crops such as tomatoes, squash, beans, watermelons and many other vegetables and ornamentals if immediate measures are not taken to prevent its spread. Scientists statewide, including those with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences …

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