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Plant Cupheas for Summer Flowers, Hummingbirds, and More

  Cuphea igneaPhoto courtesy: Gary Knox Cupheas are perennials that produce bright orange, red, yellow or purple flowers all summer and fall.  Some species are called cigar plants due to their tubular, cigar shaped flowers tipped in red or yellow (like a lit cigar). Others are sometimes called firecracker plants because their cylindrical flowers are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/17/plant-cupheas-for-summer-flowers-hummingbirds-and-more/

UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

Sugar Belle Mandarin: hybrid of Sweet Clementine and Minneola varieties. UF/IFAS File Photo. Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter. UF/IFAS researchers have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/20/uf-sugar-belle-citrus-variety-more-tolerant-to-greening/

Oats…Grain of the Month – Let’s Eat More!

January’s grain of the month is OATS. Americans buy more oats at this time of year than in any other month – and January has long been celebrated as National Oatmeal Month. Oats at a Glance Samuel Johnson’s 1755 dictionary defined oats as “A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/27/oatsgrain-of-the-month-lets-eat-more/

Look More Deeply for Causes of Leaf Wilt

Leaf wilt may indicate more than just dry soil. Photo by Beth Bolles Plants have specific ways of telling gardeners that there is a problem, but not all plant symptoms lead us directly to the cause. During drier conditions, we often use wilting leaves as an indicator that water is needed.  This can be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/22/look-more-deeply-for-causes-of-leaf-wilt/

Cotton Marketing News: Ending the Year with a more Positive Outlook

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist Prices. 2015 has certainly been a challenging year. But the marketing year is less than half over and there may yet be better opportunities down the road. Most growers were looking for and holding out for 70 cents on Dec15 futures, and we just never got there—close but …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/12/22/cotton-marketing-news-ending-the-year-with-a-more-positive-outlook/

Alligators Become More Active in the Spring

The American Alligator is an icon in the state of Florida. Viewed on the program “Swamp People” and as the mascot of the University of Florida, most visitors to our state view this animal more on television than in the wild; but they are certainly there. In need of mates and calories from the lack of eating …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/10/alligators-become-more-active-in-the-spring/

Encore® Azaleas – Add One More This Spring

Nothing signals spring in the south like the reds, pinks and whites of azaleas in full bloom. Nearly every yard has one. For two weeks out of the year there are flowers everywhere. But the glory fades fast. That was, until the late 90’s. Twenty-eight Encore® azaleas have been released since 1998. Robert E “Buddy” Lee, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/03/encore-azaleas-add-one-more-this-spring/

Fall Season Can Mean More Snake Encounters

In the last few weeks we have received an increase in calls about snake encounters. Most of these have dealt with small juvenile snakes folks are finding on their property, or in their homes, but we are also hearing about large ones. Corn snakes are excellent climbers and consume a lot of rodents.Photo: Nick Baldwin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/10/fall-season-can-mean-more-snake-encounters/

Making 4-H Meetings Fun (and more manageable)

4-H Meetings should be fun for both the members and the volunteers. Club environments that cultivate belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Tycee Prevatt shared some simple, but creative ideas to make club …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/03/making-4-h-meetings-fun-and-more-manageable/

Spend Less & Save More This Holiday Season

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011, where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/30/spend-less-save-more-this-holiday-season/

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