Tag Archive: Trying

Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

A variety of plastics ends up in the Gulf. Each is a potential problem for marine life. Photo: Rick O’Connor Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   …

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NISAW 2017: Trying to Stay Ahead of Beach Vitex

Beach Vitex Blossom. Photo credit: Rick O’Connor Research shows that the most effective time to deal with an invasive species, both in terms of controlling or eradicating the species and money spent to do so, is early on…. What we call Early Detection Rapid Response. Beach vitex is a good candidate for this. The first …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/02/nisaw-2017-trying-to-stay-ahead-of-beach-vitex/

Cotton Marketing News: Trying to Decipher the Numbers

US cotton growers say they intend to plant 9.56 million acres this year.  We’ve likely all seen or heard the numbers by now so there’s little reason to plow that ground again. Prior to USDA’s Prospective Plantings report yesterday, there were at least two other acreage estimates out there—an estimate by the National Cotton Council …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/09/cotton-marketing-news-trying-to-decipher-the-numbers/