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Turkey Safety


February 2, 2012

Preparing and storing your turkey correctly, can mean the difference between an enjoyable meal and food poisoning. Thawing Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during thawing. If a turkey is allowed to thaw at temperatures above 40° F, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Work & Life
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UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insect

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February 2, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations. But the ants’ social behaviors — such as hauling ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ants, Biocontrols, Fungi, Keyhani, Mosquitoes, Nemat Keyhani, Pereira, PLoS One, Red Imported Fire Ants, Roberto Pereira

UF research: Blueberry wine has more antioxidants than many grape-based wines

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February 1, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study. Researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blueberries, Blueberry, Instittue Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jeff Williamson, University Of Florida, Wade Yang, Wine

Disaster Preparedness


January 30, 2012

Safe Handling of Food and Water in a Hurricane or Related Disaster Disaster Planning for Senior Adults Hurricane Preparation: A Q&A Guide to Water and Food Safety and Quality Additonal Disaster Preparation Information READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation

SAVE THE DATE FOR “GREEN” EVENTS

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January 27, 2012

By Shelley Swenson, Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, Wakulla County Extension 850-926-3931 Plan to attend two important Green Events: Interested in Green Cleaning products. UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension and Sustainable Big Bend will ... READ MORE

Category: Work & Life
Tags: Cleaning Products, Energy, Energy Saving, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Event, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Green Living, Green Living Expo, Recycle, Sustainable, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Cleaning Solutions, Sustainable Living, Wakulla, Watts

UF, Buckeye dedicate ethanol production facility in Perry

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January 10, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many building dedications feature a ribbon-cutting; this one included a front-end loader ceremoniously dumping a scoopful of pulverized sugarcane stalks. It was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Adam Putnam, Bernie Machen, Biofuel, Bioplastic, Biorefinery, Buckeye Technologies, Debbie Mayfield, Ethanol, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, John Crowe, Lonnie Ingram, Perry, Pilot Plant, Stan Mayfield, University Of Florida

Changes in the Way We Light Our Homes


January 5, 2012

The Green Scene By Shelley Swenson Oh the far reaching effects of our government. Were you aware of the Energy Independence and Security Act which became law in 2007? The law mandated new efficiency standards to be set for appliances which ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Bulb, CFL, Changes In The Way We Light Our Homes, Energy, Energy Saving, Environmentally Friendly, Families & Consumers, Fixtures, Fluorescent, How To Choose The Right Light Bulb, LED, Light, Sustainable, Sustainable Living, Watts

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