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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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Keep It Covered with Mulch

Do you have a bare spot that you would like to see go away? How about a problem getting something to grow in a particular area? I’m not talking about that receding hairline or bald spot, I’m talking about your lawns and gardens. Many residents have these problems, whether it is too much shade under …

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Let’s Keep Grilling, but Safely!

Beef, grilling, cooking, meat, BBQ. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Summer brings on the craving to grill and that craving continues through the year! Millions of Americans will enjoy grilling as they gather with family and friends. Whether grilling outdoors or indoors, safe food handling is always important. When shopping, pick up cold foods such …

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Water Smarts To Keep Kids Safe

Photo Credit: Vicki Vargason On June 20, 2015, a two-year-old boy in Bay County, Florida, drowned in his family’s above-ground pool after being able to get out of the house undetected. Drowning is a very real risk for young children, especially in Florida. Drowning is quick and silent. A child can drown in less than …

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3 Ways You Can Help Keep Our Bays Healthy

Following a previous article on the number of ways you can help sea turtles, this week we will look at ways that local residents can help keep our waterways clean. Poor water quality is a concern all over the country, and so it is locally as well. When we have heavy rain all sorts of …

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Blueberries Likely Early This Year – What You Need To Know To Keep Them Happy

In all North Florida Counties, blueberry jam, blueberry cobbler and fresh blueberries seem to be a staple. This is because there are many home gardeners are able to consistently grow a top quality product. This year blueberries are very large already on plants throughout the panhandle! The increased size may be indicating earlier maturity than in the …

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Keep Your Love Alive: Preserving Cut Flowers

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. You were likely showered with gifts from loved ones; gifts covered in chocolate, gifts of the stuffed variety, and more than likely the kind covered in petals. And as you languish in the afterglow of affection it would be wise to remember that your bouquets will need to be …

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Soybean Farmers Keep a Cautious Eye on Expanding Kudzu Bug Populations

Map showing distribution of kudzu bug population from 2009-2014. Source: University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health – See more at: http://www.kudzubug.org/distribution_map.cfm#sthash.ELGm7QzL.dpuf University of Georgia – Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health – See more at: http://www.kudzubug.org/distribution_map.cfm#sthash.ELGm7QzL.dpuf Kudzu Bugs …

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Keep Water and Nutrients in the Root Zone

Fig 1. Appropriate irrigation cycle length with drip tubing in a plasticulture bed. Summer is rapidly approaching and irrigation demands by vegetable crops will be greatly increasing. Many areas of the Panhandle are blessed with well-drained soils, which are great during wet periods, but can be challenging to manage the water and nutrients provided to …

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Food Recalls Help Keep Consumers Safe

Handle food safely and stay informed about food recalls. Have you paid attention to any of the recent food recalls?  In February 2014, both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued consumer food recalls and alerts for a variety of food safety reasons.  Product recalls warned …

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