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Update on Pecan Cultivar Evaluation Trial in North Florida

The pecan (Carya illinoenensis, family Juglandaceae) is native to the Mississippi floodplain of North America. The pecan tree requires deep soils with an abundant supply of soil moisture. A large mature pecan tree can transpire 500-1,000 gallons of water per day.  The climate of the native range of pecan is characterized by long, hot humid …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/12/01/update-on-pecan-cultivar-evaluation-trial-in-north-florida/

Agritourism in North Florida- an Emerging Industry

The Ocheesee Creamery in Calhoun County Florida participates in the annual regional Farm Tour highlighting a number of agritourism opportunities in North Florida.  Photo Credit: Ocheesee Creamery It seems each weekend this time of year is packed with things to do outside; and for good reason!  The weather is perfect and the holidays are approaching.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/11/20/agritourism-in-north-florida-an-emerging-industry/

Wildlife Food Plots for North Florida

Big Buck on the Move – Photo Credit Shep Eubanks, UF/IFAS About this time each year the minds of sportsman and wildlife aficionados turn towards the planting of wildlife food plots for use by wildlife  in fall, winter , and early spring.  There are many factors to consider when planting a fall food plot if …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/wildlife-food-plots-for-north-florida/

Exploring Opportunities in Agritourism in North Florida – September 30

UF IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center 155 Research Road – Quincy, FL 32351 Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time Eventbrite Registration Call 850-875-7100 for more information Author: admin – webmaster@ifas.ufl.edu Panhandle Agriculture

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Record Year for NOAA Shark Survey in North Carolina

Most of us remember the string of shark attacks that occurred this past summer in North Carolina; as a matter of fact, according to the International Shark Attack File, it was a record year for that region. Since 2001 there have been 34 shark attacks in North Carolina ranging from 1-5 per year (average 2.4 attacks / …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/19/record-year-for-noaa-shark-survey-in-north-carolina/

Muscadine Grape: a Popular Fruit for North Florida

The muscadine grape is a popular fruit that grows very well here in North Florida.  It has smaller leaves than bunch grapes and fruit are harvested singly, rather than in bunches.  Theses grapes can be enjoyed fresh and also be used for home wine-making.  One of the nice things about growing muscadine grapes in Florida is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/11/muscadine-grape-a-popular-fruit-for-north-florida/

Hermit Crabs Add to Summer Fun At North Florida Beaches

A room with a view: a stripped hermit crab sizes up a potential residence Summertime in north Florida is good. Among the premium experiences are leisurely hours at the beach. For many this is a period of relaxation and the opportunity to casually examine what the surf has thrown on the beach. It can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/hermit-crabs-add-to-summer-fun-at-north-florida-beaches/

Crapemyrtle Cultivars for North Florida

  Figure 3. With proper cultivar selection and placement in the landscape, crapemyrtle develops into a beautifully shaped tree that rarely needs pruning. This crapemyrtle is ‘Muskogee’. Image Credit Gary Knox Crapemyrtle flowering is set to be spectacular this year! While most other garden plants droop from summer’s heat, humidity and heavy rains, crapemyrtle thrives …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/23/crapemyrtle-cultivars-for-north-florida/

Wait Until Mid April to Fertilize North Florida Lawns

Cold injury to lawn from too early fertilizer application. Credit: Larry Williams It’s too early to fertilize our warm-season lawn grasses now. This includes the use of fertilizers contained in weed-and-feed products. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to wait to fertilize your lawn. First, the soil temperature is too cool for …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/17/wait-until-mid-april-to-fertilize-north-florida-lawns/

Gardens of the Big Bend: A New Botanical and Teaching Garden in North Florida

View of the Discovery Garden in Gardens of the Big Bend. Weeping false butterflybush, Rostrinucula dependens, is a new and unusual perennial being evaluated in Gardens of the Big Bend. Gardens of the Big Bend is a new botanical and teaching garden located on the grounds of the University of Florida/IFAS North Florida Research and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/25/gardens-of-the-big-bend-a-new-botanical-and-teaching-garden-in-north-florida/

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