Tag Archive: Before

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 …

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

Do Homework Before Choosing Fruit Trees

Dormant Peach Tree. Image Credit UF IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department It is hard to believe with all of this recent cold weather, but now is the time to plant fruit trees in the Florida Panhandle. When planning what type of fruit tree to plant, correct cultivar selection should be the top priority. The dooryard fruit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/11/do-homework-before-choosing-fruit-trees/

Pause Before Pruning Azaleas This Fall

Although Northwest Florida is well known for its beautiful Azalea displays every spring, many do not understand that these shows of bloom could be sacrificed completely by pruning at the wrong time. Azaleas pruned late in the fall will have little or no bloom in the spring. Image Credit: Matthew Orwat Pruning Azaleas in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/17/pause-before-pruning-azaleas-this-fall/

Know Your Field’s Herbicide History Before You Plant!

Aminopyrolid damaged peanuts Photo by Joel Love, FDACS Planting behind Bahia Grass has long been a favored practice for watermelon growers and now row crop farmers are increasingly planting into Bahia and Bermuda grass sods. There are many benefits to the practice, but you need to know what herbicides were used when these fields were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/know-your-fields-herbicide-history-before-you-plant/

Landscaping Before the Storm

Few things move a local homeowner into action faster than a big storm moving into the Gulf of Mexico.  After filling up at gas stations and running out to home improvement stores, many start trimming limbs and removing trees. The destructive tornadoes in the Midwest this spring may cause anxiety about having mature trees in a yard. It is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/landscaping-before-the-storm/

Selling Farm Fresh Eggs? What Vendors Need To Know Before Starting.

Good agricultural practices, food safety awareness, and complying with food safety regulations go hand-in-hand to minimize the incidence of foodborne illness. To that end, Floridians who offer to sell, or hold for the purpose of selling, eggs for human consumption must to comply with the regulations of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/13/selling-farm-fresh-eggs-what-vendors-need-to-know-before-starting/

Managing Trees Before a Hurricane

Carrie T. Stevenson Coastal Sustainability Agent Escambia County Extension ctsteven@ufl.edu One of the first instincts of many homeowners when they see a big storm in the Gulf is to start trimming limbs and removing trees.  The recent tornado devastation throughout the Southeast and Midwest has also caused many people concern about having a mature tree …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/03/01/managing-trees-before-a-hurricane/