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Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch

Jazz up traditional peanut butter sandwiches with raisins or carrot straws. Now that school is back in session, are your struggling to find healthy and safe lunches to pack?  Do you cringe with every peanut butter and jelly sandwich you make?  If you are like me, finding healthy lunch time meals that are packed with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/24/seven-tips-for-a-healthy-school-lunch/

Summer Irrigation Tips

July’s hot summer weather has given way to August’s 31 days of what will likely be temperatures and humidity equally elevated and intense. Wishes for November’s cooler thermometer reading are already creeping into daily conversations. The lawns and gardens in Wakulla County have rains as a mitigating factor to counteract the wilting potential of normal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/12/summer-irrigation-tips/

Cattle Fly Control Tips

A cloud of horn flies (the numerous white specks), Haematobia irritans irritans (Linnaeus), feeding on cows. Photo credit: Lane Foil, Louisiana State University. Source:  Horn Fly Haematobia irritans irritans Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/01/cattle-fly-control-tips/

Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few simple …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/30/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

Tips on How to Manage Water in Your Landscape

    Although we’ve received much-needed rainfall of late, it’s still a struggle to manage moisture levels in our Panhandle landscapes this summer. During wet summer seasons, one recurring issue is that watering plants too much can have as much of an ill effect as not watering enough. Shallow rooted plants, as well as newly set plants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/29/tips-on-how-to-manage-water-in-your-landscape/

Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

Weeds can transform a pond from a source of enjoyment to a source of frustration. Utilizing a logical, systematic approach to aquatic weed management can greatly increase your likelihood of success.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones. Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls that relate to weed problems in fish ponds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/16/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

Boating Safety Tips for REEL Summer Fun!

Anticipation of the catch is what thousands of Panhandle boaters will have on their minds as they leave the docks this summer for a day of fishing. However, a hasty departure in their excitement to get to that favorite spot may be the recipe for an outing some would prefer to forget; or worse, a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/03/boating-safety-tips-for-reel-summer-fun/

Tick Tips

American Dog Tick. Photo: L. Buss, UF/IFAS You’ve probably heard some tips to prevent picking up ticks in the past, but did you ever wonder why some work and others don’t? Understanding the life cycle and behavior of common ticks can help you succeed with your prevention measures. Life Cycle of American Dog Tick. Credit: …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/01/tick-tips/

Tips for Transplanting

Be careful planting cucurbit transplants, as they have sensitive roots. Photo by Molly Jameson. When I think of the end of winter and the hot temperatures that will soon be here to stay in the Florida Panhandle, I often feel a little melancholy. But the one silver lining that always picks me back up is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/07/tips-for-transplanting/

Calving Assistance Tips for Difficult Births

It is imperative that the newborn calf begins to breathe on its own as soon as possible. Credit: Doug Mayo Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Prepare before you pull (that difficult birth) Before applying the obstetrical (OB) chains to “pull” a calf during a difficult birth, a proper analysis of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/11/calving-assistance-tips-for-difficult-births/

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