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Four Must-Have Native Perennials for Summer!

Let’s be honest with each other and have a moment of transparency, one gardener to another. Even though we are plant people, most of us get a lot less enthusiastic once the mercury explodes over 90 degrees each June. All the things that were fun in the spring (watering our favorite fickle plants, deadheading spent …

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What do the Four “H’s” Mean Anyway?

  Old 4-H emblem, circa 1908 It happens to me all the time…the stranger standing next to me in line at the post office or grocery store sees the 4-H emblem on my shirt or name tag, and say “I’ve always wondered what the four “H’s” in 4-H stand for.”  Many people would be surprised …

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Hair, Hide Color, Heat, and Humidity – Connecting the Four H’s of Florida Cattle Production

Ona “White Angus” a multibreed composite selected for heat tolerance. Photo credit: UF/IFAS Archives Florida is a hot place. Hot places are hard on cattle performance. Those two facts have complicated cattle production in Florida since the first imports were offloaded from the boat nearly five hundred years ago. Since that day, the debate over …

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4-H Grows Family Tradition for Four Generations

“When I was growing up 50 some years ago in West Gadsden County, I had no idea that the people that were a part of my everyday life would someday chart my path for the future.” Angel (Clark) Granger showing her steer in Gadsden County, igniting a lifelong passion for 4-H. I didn’t realize until …

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Crapemyrtle Tests Yield Four New Selections With Commercial Potential

Current crapemyrtle cultivars are susceptible to a variety of diseases such as this new bacterial spot disease caused by Xanthomonas sp., which detract from their appearance and make sales more difficult. Four new crapemyrtle selections (“Lagerstroemia limii (OP1)”, “L. limii (OP2)”, “L. subcostata (MS))”, and “L. subcostata (CA)”) were evaluated and compared to 11 commercially …

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