Admin

Author's details

Date registered: February 23, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Add This Shrub for an Edible Landscape! — April 15, 2014
  2. STOP BAGWORMS BEFORE THEY HATCH — April 15, 2014
  3. Rethinking the Eastern Mole — April 15, 2014
  4. Spring Clean Your Finances — April 14, 2014
  5. Be Clean and Safe in the Laundry Room — April 14, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. The Scoop on Poultry Projects — 1 comment
  2. Pastures for Spring and Summer Goat Herd Grazing — 1 comment
  3. Scale: A Major Pest of the Home Landscape and Garden — 1 comment
  4. Washington County Crop Update: Farmers Making Choices, Betting On Upcoming Weather — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Add This Shrub for an Edible Landscape!

Darrow’s Blueberry with spring blooms. Photo credit Mary Derrick UF IFAS. A blueberry bush as a landscape shrub? Yes! Darrow’s blueberry, Vaccinium darrowii, is closely related to the other blueberries you know and love, but this little gem of a shrub is highly ornamental and will fit in with any landscape scheme. This compact shrub …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/15/add-this-shrub-for-an-edible-landscape/

STOP BAGWORMS BEFORE THEY HATCH

Bagworms on a stop sign Northwest Florida is the most southern range of the common bagworm, Thyridoptgeryx ephemeraeformis, but the majority of the plants they feed on can be found here.  Common host trees include Red Cedar, Live Oak, Maple, Elm and Pine.  Other susceptible shrubs include Indian Hawthorn, Juniper, Arborvitae, Ligustrum and Viburnum. Bagworms …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/15/stop-bagworms-before-they-hatch/

Rethinking the Eastern Mole

How can an animal that does such much to help rid your lawn of pests be so hated by most homeowners?  Such is the life of the mole. The beneficial mammal is a soil dweller that tunnels through the soil, increasing aeration as it searches out a meal of  beetle grubs, mole crickets, and slugs.  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/15/rethinking-the-eastern-mole/

Spring Clean Your Finances

  As you are clearing out clutter, sprucing up, and getting ready for summer, you also should start your financial spring cleaning by figuring out where you stand financially. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1.  Get organized. Build a personal financial filing system; get out your financial paperwork and file …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/14/spring-clean-your-finances/

Be Clean and Safe in the Laundry Room

Photo credit: American Cleaning Institute Are you familiar with the new single-load liquid laundry packets?  They are a convenient new laundry product which contains highly concentrated detergent in single pouches.  However, if not stored properly, the packets can pose a danger to curious young children leading to injury from ingestion or exposure to the eyes.  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/14/be-clean-and-safe-in-the-laundry-room/

Spring into Cleaning

Photo credit: Dorothy C. Lee Spring is officially upon us.  There are few rites of Spring more familiar than the annual Spring Cleaning.  It is easier and healthier to live in a clean, well-organized home.  Spring Cleaning doesn’t have to be synonymous with drudgery, though. The key to cleaning is being organized and familiar with …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/14/spring-into-cleaning/

Tomatoes at Twilight Workshop April 24

Currently, there is an heirloom tomato variety trial being conducted in a high tunnel structure at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center.  Seven heirloom tomato varieties are being evaluated, along with one hybrid variety, for early season high tunnel production in the western panhandle of Florida.  A workshop will be held to allow vegetable …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/12/tomatoes-at-twilight-workshop-april-24/

1st Quarter Panhandle Weather Summary

NOAA map showing range of rainfall for the past 90 days compared to normal. Much of the Panhandle has had above average rainfall during the first quarter of 2014.  While most farmers are getting frustrated because the wet ground has delayed planting preparation, ranchers are smiling because they have finally gotten ideal weather for cool-season …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/12/1st-quarter-panhandle-weather-summary/

Panhandle Ag Team hosts Florida Forage Workers Training

Cattle graze crimson and ball clover in a pasture at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team and the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) teamed up to host a training for the UF/IFAS Faculty who work with forages and livestock in Marianna, on April 7th and 8th .  …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/12/panhandle-ag-team-hosts-florida-forage-workers-training/

Wait on the Right Weather to Plant Bahiagrass

Bahiagrass hay field in Washington County this past summer. If you are thinking about planting a bahiagrass pasture in the next few weeks you may want to “hold your horses” as they say. Just because it’s warming up and the home improvement stores are running commercials featuring picturesque lawns, doesn’t mean it’s time to plant …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/11/wait-on-the-right-weather-to-plant-bahiagrass/

Older posts «