Monthly Archive: February 2014

Families Eat Too Many Sofas

Family Eats Sofa No, not the kind you sit on.  SoFAS stands for “Solid Fats and Added Sugars”.  Even though the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than about 15% of daily calories should come from SoFAS, Americans of both sexes and all ages get closer to 35% of their daily calories from SoFAS …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/families-eat-too-many-sofas/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week March 1st-9th

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country, Northwest Florida contains many unique upland, wetland, and marine habitats which house a variety of plants and animals. Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause harm to the environment, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-march-1st-9th/

Life Happens: Emergency Funds Allow You to Adapt

Are you “liquid asset poor?”  If a household experiences an unexpected financial strain, such as a job loss, illness, or other large expense, and does not have enough liquid assets to cover basic expenses for three months, they are considered liquid asset poor.  Liquid assets consist of money held in checking or savings accounts.  According to recent …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/life-happens-emergency-funds-allow-you-to-adapt/

Show Your Roses Some Love

Considering it is the month of Valentine’s, roses are an appropriate subject to discuss. Not bouquets couriered to various locations all over town, but bushes in the landscape that have been strategically neglecting over the winter. Now their time has come; pull on the gloves and get to work. February is the perfect time to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/25/show-your-roses-some-love/

Consider an Edible Landscape

As you begin plans for your garden this spring think about creating an edible landscape. Edible landscaping is becoming more popular now that vegetable prices are increasing.   Edible landscapes are attractive to the eye, as well as enticing to the palate. What more could a home gardener ask for than to be walking through the landscape …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/25/consider-an-edible-landscape/

So, You Have Alkaline Soil…

So you have alkaline soil… What next? Throughout the Panhandle, a common problem that often arises is finding a way to raise soil pH. This is due to the fact that we often encounter sandy, acid soils in this region. An often overlooked issue is explaining the process of gardening in a soil that tends to be more alkaline …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/25/so-you-have-alkaline-soil/

Florida Cattle ID Rule to be Enforced in April

Thomas J. Holt, D.V.M., State Veterinarian/Director, Division of Animal Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The Cattle Identification Rule(s) (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of February 19, 2014.  These rules are intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/florida-cattle-id-rule-to-be-enforced-in-april/

AgroClimate Mobile Weather Data App

The AgroClimate Mobile app is an innovative way to help Florida growers make more informed decisions based on weather and climate information. Growers can check current weather conditions at FAWN weather stations and summarize observations during the last 7, 14 and 30 days including: Rainfall Mean air temperature Accumulated Growing Degree Days (GDD) Accumulated chill …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/agroclimate-mobile-weather-data-app/

UF/IFAS Strip Till Cotton Variety Test Results

Cotton growers must use every tool available to help make annual variety selection decisions. Photo by J. Ludlow Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton grower will make, and continues to be a yearly struggle since the loss of “triple nickel” (DPL 555), a very popular and top performing variety. The …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/ufifas-strip-till-cotton-variety-test-results/

Beef Replacement Heifer Development Considerations

Heifer development at NFREC. Photo: N. DiLorenzo Nicolas DiLorenzo, State Beef Specialist, University of Florida NFREC Now that we have left behind a few years of severe droughts and hay shortages, there has been renewed talk about beef herd reconstruction in the U.S. fueled by a couple years of encouraging calf prices. A nationwide survey …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/beef-replacement-heifer-development-considerations/

Older posts «