Tag Archive: Money

Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Reduce Water Pollution

One third of homes in Florida rely on septic systems, or onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), to treat and dispose of household wastewater, which includes wastewater from bathrooms, kitchen sinks and laundry machines. When properly maintained, septic systems can last 25-30 years, and maintenance costs are relatively low. A conventional residential septic tank …

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Some Things are Too Important to Say Nothing: Talking with Your Children about Money

Bindaas Madhavi. (2011) Listen to Your Kids. Most parents would not allow their child to play in the street or to touch a hot stove because parents understand that these actions have consequences and the consequences are serious. If you don’t talk with your child about money and allow them to observe you exhibiting positive …

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Cotton Irrigation Scheduling App Saves Water & Money

Irrigation and nitrogen fertilizer are keys to producing high yielding cotton. New scheduling tools being tested at Southeastern Universities may help farmers utilize these valuable inputs more efficiently. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Brendan Zurweller and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department There are many challenges facing cotton growers in the southeast, but this year it will …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/13/cotton-irrigation-scheduling-app-saves-water-money/

Soil Testing Can Save You Money

Correct way to pull a soil sample is the use of a soil probePhoto Credit : Eddie Powell Many home gardeners ask, why take soil samples? Soil sampling must be done prior to the planting of crops to determine the correct amount of nutrients and lime to add to the soil. It is best to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/17/soil-testing-can-save-you-money/

Minimize Hay Losses to Save Money

Storing hay directly on the ground, without protection from the weather can result in large dry matter (DM) losses. The cooler temperatures and shorter days associated with the transition from summer to fall can be a welcome change when working outside. However, it is a mixed blessing for Panhandle cattle producers. As temperatures decrease and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/26/minimize-hay-losses-to-save-money/

Soil Testing Can Save You Money Later

  Soil Sampling ProbeImage Credit: Eddie Powell Often, vegetable gardeners that I work with through the Walton County Extension office pose the question: Why should I take a soil sample? I always answer that soil testing will determine whether lime and fertilizer need to be applied to the soil to support good plant growth. Soil sampling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/soil-testing-can-save-you-money-later/

Horse Deworming Strategy to Save Money

Horse pictured was dewormed only twice last year based on FEC Horses may only need to be dewormed two to three times per year.  The active ingredient in commercial dewormers need to be rotated to prevent resistance. The best approach for worm control in horses is to utilize fecal egg counts (FEC) to determine which horses merit …

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