Tag Archive: nutrition

Peanut Butter Challenge in the Panhandle

Feed the hungry and meet a challenge; donate peanut butter to UF/IFAS Extension !  If you want to help feed the hungry in Florida’s Panhandle this year, you can donate peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension.     Thanks to a partnership of UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Peanut …

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Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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Why Is My Grass Dying Again?

“We have replaced this grass several times over the past few years; and it’s dying again.”  I have heard this complaint too many times this summer.  Last summer’s heavy rain, the stress of January’s icy weather, and this year’s extended summer have contributed to widespread outbreaks of Take-All Root Rot, a soil-inhabiting fungus Gaeumannomyces graminis var. graminis. This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2015/09/16/why-is-my-grass-dying-again/

Phosphorus – Know Your Soil

In our area of Florida, soils will vary in the amount of nutrients they hold. In general, we think of our soils as nutrient poor because sand is often the highest component. Sandy soils have large pore spaces and the particles themselves do not ‘attract’ many of our nutrients. Therefore needed plant nutrients can leave …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2014/06/23/phosphorus-know-your-soil/

4Rs of Fertilizer Application

The old cliché is “April showers bring May flowers”, but April deluges create weak plants and yellow grass. You were following the UF/IFAS recommendations and waited until April 15th to fertilize. You followed the Urban Turf Rule and applied a low-phosphate fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen. Yet, your grass is yellow and the shrubs haven’t put …

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What’s Wrong With My Sago Palm?

king sago palm with manganese deficiency symptoms

Is the newest growth on your sago palm turning yellow, brown, frizzy looking and dying – is it a pest or disease or something else? This sago palm is suffering from a classic case of manganese deficiency. When sago palms lack manganese, the newest leaves will develop yellow splotches or be entirely yellow. As the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2013/09/23/whats-wrong-with-my-sago-palm/

Palm Care Tips

Many landscape managers and home owners, especially on the gulf coast, wants to add the tropical feel to their landscape.  The chief way to achieve this is by incorporating Palms and other tropical plants to their surroundings.  Like with any other plant one would like to care for it properly.  The improper care of Palms, I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2013/03/13/palm-care-tips/

Why Fertilize Your Vegetable Garden Soil

Eddie Powell Extension Horticultural Courtesy Agent I Walton County pep5@ufl.edu With spring in full swing many Florida homeowners are gearing up to grow their own vegetables. The most frequently asked question this time of year is, “why do I need to fertilize my soil?” The answer is simple – – not all nutrients are present in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2012/05/10/why-fertilize-your-vegetable-garden-soil/