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Take Steps to Minimize Mosquitos

It is an often made wish of summer that the cold weather of winter will kill all the mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. This climactic fete would spare people, pets and livestock the irritation of encountering these low flying pest and their predatory behavior. Unfortunately, the thermometer would have to drop to levels approaching the surface …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/11/take-steps-to-minimize-mosquitos/

Farm Worker Protection Standard Updates take Effect in 2017

University of Florida farm workers Juan Centeno, left, and Renaldo Ford harvest a large pumpkin at UF’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Live Oak. Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS Photography Beverly James, UF/IFAS Communications Service The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/21/farm-worker-protection-standard-updates-take-effect-in-2017/

Take Care of Your Heart

Photo credit: pixabay.com Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths? It has been called the “silent killer” because often there are no symptoms. Your risk for heart disease can depend on many things. The good news is that 80% of risk factors are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/03/take-care-of-your-heart/

Insects Take a Break in Winter

A common question about insects when cold temperatures arrive is whether or not the cold will kill many pests. Although temperatures will occasionally drop below freezing in north Florida, it is normally not cold enough to significantly impact insect populations for the upcoming year. Typical white grub of the genus Phyllophaga. Photograph by John L. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/28/insects-take-a-break-in-winter/

Take survey to identify Gulf research needs

  Gulf of Mexico Research Plan Interim Report You can provide input to numerous groups around the Gulf of Mexico that are developing regional science and restoration plans or funding Gulf research through a single survey. This survey is part of an update to the Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP). This project assists the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/02/take-survey-to-identify-gulf-research-needs/

Some Vegetables Can’t Take The Heat But Others Thrive During ‘Hot Times’

Robert Trawick County Agent – Horticulture Jackson County rob.trawick@ufl.edu   When it comes to vegetable gardening in Northern Florida, gardeners should take advantage of our year-round growing season. Yes, even in the torrid depths of summer there are delicious, heat-tolerant vegetables you can plant now to keep your garden productive. Popular vegetables such as tomatoes, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/16/some-vegetables-cant-take-the-heat-but-others-thrive-during-hot-times/

Celebrate Earth Day: Take Action Towards Sustainability

In the summer of 1997, Charles Moore of Long Beach, California, a furniture refinisher and seafarer was returning from a sailing trip through the seldom traveled Subtropical North Pacific only to realize his sailboat was encircled by  a “plastic soup” for as far as he could see.  In fact, Charles Moore had stumbled upon what …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/23/celebrate-earth-day-take-action-towards-sustainability/