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Blueberry Freeze Protection

Blueberries, like most temperate zone plants, become dormant during the winter, allowing them to survive the cold. As days become shorter and temperatures lower throughout the fall, blueberries’ growth slows and cold hardiness increases. While blueberries that become… Read More

Overseeding Florida Lawns for Winter Color

Lawns go dormant during late fall and early winter in many parts of Florida, resulting in brown lawns throughout the cold months. Homeowners may prefer green lawns, but there is nothing wrong with brown grass in the winter—it… Read More

Sweet Potato Pest Management

Sweet potatos

You may be familiar with sweet potatoes among Thanksgiving dinner tables, but these crops thrive in Florida’s hot summers. The colorful potatoes are grown throughout the state and are good sources of vitamins A and C. Unfortunately, the… Read More

How Cold Weather Affects Landscape Plants

If you live in north or central Florida, you may be aware that tropical, subtropical and recently planted, unestablished plants are more susceptible to cold injury from typical freezing temperatures (such temperatures are rare in south Florida). Tropical and summer… Read More

Vaccinating Small Poultry Flocks

Commercial poultry is typically vaccinated, but small flock owners rarely vaccinate their birds for a variety of reasons: vaccines are too expensive, the owners are unaware disease is present, or they don’t know where to purchase vaccines. If… Read More

All about Cranberries

Cranberries

Cranberries are well known for being the sweet, delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but not much else is commonly known about this berry. They have a unique planting process, are versatile in recipes, and provide ample nutritional benefits.