Tag Archive: Preventing

Friday Feature: Preventing Needlestick Injuries to Ranch Hands

More than 80% of workers on livestock farms have accidentally stuck themselves with needles used for vaccine and drug administration.  Accidental needlestick injuries are usually minor, but can be serious with skin infections, allergic reactions, and deep tissue wounds that require surgery.   This week’s featured video was developed by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety …

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Preventing Heat Stress: Plant and People Considerations

Expect typical heat and humidity east of the Apalachicola River with hotter temperatures west.http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-video/video-summer-2014-forecast-highlights-drought-severe-weather-increase/3520160310001 As we begin to approach our North Florida hot summer months, Gary Wade with the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension reminds us that, “temperatures in the high 90s and several weeks without rain can lead …

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Preventing and Responding to Flooded Fish Ponds

Fish ponds received an overabundance of stormwater this week. Photo by Judy Ludlow Drenching rains brought unwelcome amounts of water to Northwest Florida this week. Many fish ponds received an overabundance of stormwater, pushing levels above drains, dams and levees. If your dam or pond needs repair after the storm, now is a good opportunity …

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Preventing Invasive Plants and Animals

The first week of March every year is designated “National Invasive Species Awareness Week,” an initiative to draw attention to the thousands of invasive plants and animals that move into our state and country every year. However, this is a problem that should draw focus year-round. Invasive species are non-native or exotic plants and animals which can …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/18/preventing-invasive-plants-and-animals/

Weather Preventing Hay Harvest

Jackson County Cattlemen Mack Glass and Jeff Pittman shared their frustration of the weather this year with News Reporter, Bergen Baucom, WJHG Channel 7 Panama City.  In the early growing season limited rainfall reduced grass growth.  In July, almost daily rains have prevented hay harvest.  Because the hay is getting more mature with each passing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/26/weather-preventing-hay-harvest/

Preventing Honey Bee Swarms in Managed Beehives

A European Honey Bee swarm taking temporary refuge on a tree limb before finding a new home for their expanding colony. Honey bee swarms are a normal sign of healthy honey bee colonies.  Two types of reproduction occur with honey bees.  First, there is individual (biological) reproduction from eggs laid by the queen.  Second, there …

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