Tag Archive: Cool

Cilantro – Great for Cool Season Gardening

Cilantro ready for harvest. Photo credit: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a short-lived annual herb with bright green, feathery, flat leaves that look very similar to flat-leaved parsley. Leaves can be harvested at will after they grow to a mature size and then continuously as needed. The flavor of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/13/cilantro-great-for-cool-season-gardening/

Cool, Wet Spring Favors Azalea and Camellia Leaf Gall

Do you have azaleas or camellias with leaves that are thickened, curled and waxy in appearance? This is fairly common this year and is caused by a fungus. Camellia leaf gall on Sasanqua Camellia. Note swollen, malformed leaves. Photo credit: Larry Williams Exobasidium vaccinii is a fungus that causes leaves, and in some cases flower …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/12/cool-wet-spring-favors-azalea-and-camellia-leaf-gall/

Cool Season Wildlife Food Plots

Exclusion cages help us determine how much forage is being produced and consumed. (photo by Jennifer Bearden) It’s time to start planning your cool season wildlife food plots. Cool season food plots do a great job attracting deer and other wildlife to your property as well as providing a little nutrition. The first step is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/15/cool-season-wildlife-food-plots/

Wet Weather, Cool Nights Ideal For Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew on rose bud. Image Credit Matthew Orwat.   Powdery mildew on rose leaf. Image Credit Matthew Orwat. This spring powdery mildew has been prevalent on many non-resistant cultivars of ornamental plants, particularly rose and crapemyrtle. Ideal conditions for powdery mildew development, warm days and cool nights followed by rain, have been present for several weeks in Northwest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/08/wet-weather-cool-nights-ideal-for-powdery-mildew/

Cool Off Your Heating Bill

  Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower in the winter to reduce heating costs. Winter definitely is here!  Thankfully, we are not shoveling snow here in the Panhandle like our neighbors to the north, but our electric bills most likely have risen as the mercury has dropped.  To save money on your winter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/27/cool-off-your-heating-bill/

Cool Season Forage Planting Decisions

Cool season forages are the highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch in the Southeast. Doug Mayo, Jackson County Extension & Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Cool season forages have long been the very highest quality feed that can be grown on the ranch for winter livestock supplementation in the Southeast.  Land …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/27/cool-season-forage-planting-decisions/

Cool Season Fish Pond Management

There are a few “cool weather” conditions that affect the health of fish in your pond. North Florida’s hot humid summer seems a distant memory for now.  The cool temperatures, falling leaves, and shorter days are a welcome relief.  Since activity in and around your pond may be reduced this time of year, there are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/12/20/cool-season-fish-pond-management/

Cool Season Forage Options for Winter Livestock Feeding

The latest long range forecast from NOAA is encouraging with at least average rainfall this winter.   Livestock feed prices have risen sharply due to the drought reduced corn crop in the Midwest.  What had been fairly reasonable by-product feeds several years ago, have risen to the point that many ranchers are strongly considering increasing …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/13/cool-season-forage-options-for-winter-livestock-feeding/

Cool Off with a Cold Glass of Milk

A cold glass of milk on a hot summer day offers more than just cool refreshment. Who knew one eight-ounce glass of milk provides: Calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth. Riboflavin and vitamin B-12 for a healthy nervous system. Niacin for normal enzyme functioning. High-quality protein for lean muscle. Potassium for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/28/cool-off-with-a-cold-glass-of-milk/