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Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Getting the Brooder Ready Before the Chicks Arrive


February 17, 2022

Chick days are upon us, and before you take home a colony of chicks by impulse, take a moment to verify that you are ready to receive them. Below you will find some critical key points that are essential for the survival of your new feathered ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Ag, Agriculture, Brooder, Chicken, Chicks, Extension, Farming, Feed, Florida, Heat, Hens, Lamp, Livestock, Nutrition, Protect, Protecting, Rooster, Temperature, UF-IFAS

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!


July 21, 2021

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program's awesome newsletter! The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read summaries I've read ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Atlantic Ocean, Beach, Boating, Cancer, Carcinoma, Diving, Fishing, Gulf Of Mexico, Heat, Heat Stroke, Keys, Lobster Season, Melanoma, Mini Season, Ocean, Safety, Scallop, Scallop Season, Scalloping, Sea Grant, Skin Cancer, SPF, Squamous, Summer Vacation, Sun, Sunny, Sunscreen, UPF, UV, Water, Weather

End Your Summertime Garden Blues


June 24, 2019

Summertime Gardening Blues June 21st was our longest day of the year, the summer solstice. Summertime is a time of activity with friends and family as we venture forth into our summer adventures. This time of year commonly brings the onset ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food, Gardens, Green Manure, Heat, Raised Beds, Shade Cloth, Soil Health, Soil Solarize, Solarize, Southern Peas, Summer, Summertime, Sun, Vegetables
Horse Breeding

Getting Ready for Breeding


January 26, 2018

Even though horses are faster, stronger, and more competitive (as a whole) than at any other time in history, equine reproductive efficiency is the lowest of all domestic animals. For owners and managers whose primary concern is “settling” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Anestrus, Autumnal Transition, Breeders, Breeding Season, Broodmare, Equine, Foals, Gestation, Heat, Horse, Mare, Ovulation, Reproduction, Shuffitt, Vernal Transition

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