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Proper Hay Storage Can Save You Money

Evan Anderson, Walton County Agriculture Agent If you grow or purchase hay to feed livestock, you probably know that not all hay is created equal. There are a number of factors that contribute to the quality of the bale you end up with. If you’re relying on hay to provide your animals with the nutrition …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/proper-hay-storage-can-save-you-money/

Maintain Your Septic System to Save Money and Reduce Water Pollution

One third of homes in Florida rely on septic systems, or onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), to treat and dispose of household wastewater, which includes wastewater from bathrooms, kitchen sinks and laundry machines. When properly maintained, septic systems can last 25-30 years, and maintenance costs are relatively low. A conventional residential septic tank …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/maintain-your-septic-system-to-save-money-and-reduce-water-pollution/

5 Easy Steps to Save for Big Ticket Items

Large Screen TV Very few of us have money ready to cover an emergency, never mind the money for the larger purchases we’d like to make. This is why it’s so important to prioritize savings to cover both the items you need as well as those you want. Whether you’re saving for a new computer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/29/5-easy-steps-to-save-for-big-ticket-items/

Soil Testing Can Save You Money

Correct way to pull a soil sample is the use of a soil probePhoto Credit : Eddie Powell Many home gardeners ask, why take soil samples? Soil sampling must be done prior to the planting of crops to determine the correct amount of nutrients and lime to add to the soil. It is best to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/17/soil-testing-can-save-you-money/

Ag Save$ ~ Get Involved!

Ag Save$ Ag Save$ is a new initiative to bring personal finance education such as wealth building, estate planning, succession planning, asset protection, and other financial topics to agricultural producers in Florida. Have you ever asked yourself: How do I become financially stable? How do I retire well? What do I need to do to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/28/ag-save-get-involved/

Save Our Citrus!

Delicious citrus! Photo by UF IFAS Thomas Wright. All varieties of citrus – grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, kumquat and orange – are a vital part of our lives here in Florida. We love to grow citrus in our yards so that we can harvest the fruit fresh from the tree. On a wider scale, the citrus …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/12/save-our-citrus/

Spend Less & Save More This Holiday Season

Last year, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) found that 12 percent of people said they were planning to spend more during the holidays than in the previous year. That number was up from 2011, where only 8 percent planned on spending more than in the previous year.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/30/spend-less-save-more-this-holiday-season/

Minimize Hay Losses to Save Money

Storing hay directly on the ground, without protection from the weather can result in large dry matter (DM) losses. The cooler temperatures and shorter days associated with the transition from summer to fall can be a welcome change when working outside. However, it is a mixed blessing for Panhandle cattle producers. As temperatures decrease and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/26/minimize-hay-losses-to-save-money/

Soil Testing Can Save You Money Later

  Soil Sampling ProbeImage Credit: Eddie Powell Often, vegetable gardeners that I work with through the Walton County Extension office pose the question: Why should I take a soil sample? I always answer that soil testing will determine whether lime and fertilizer need to be applied to the soil to support good plant growth. Soil sampling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/12/soil-testing-can-save-you-money-later/

Horse Deworming Strategy to Save Money

Horse pictured was dewormed only twice last year based on FEC Horses may only need to be dewormed two to three times per year.  The active ingredient in commercial dewormers need to be rotated to prevent resistance. The best approach for worm control in horses is to utilize fecal egg counts (FEC) to determine which horses merit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/25/horse-deworming-strategy-to-save-money/

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