Open House for Master Gardener Program and Training

Escambia County Extension will offer informational sessions for community members who are interested in the 2014-15 Master Gardener Training classes.  The sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 13 at either 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.  Each session will be about 30 minutes. Horticulture Agent Beth Bolles and veteran Master Gardeners will talk about the training classes …

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Water Quality Update – July 18, 2014

NO HEALTH ADVISORIES ISSUED THIS WEEK   All clear and salinities beginning to rise but samples were not taken in Bayou’s Chico and Grande.   If your community group would like to have a presentation on local water quality please contact Rick O’Connor at the Escambia County Extension office and we will be glad to …

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Inshore Lionfish Update – July 18

LIONFISH REPORTED NEAR FT. MCREE   On July 17 we received a phone call from Capt. Andy Ross from the Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition and the dive boat Niuhi. A boat mechanic from his marina and found a small group of lionfish near the entrance to the grass lagoon behind Ft. McRee. These fish were …

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Field Corn Variety Tour Tuesday July 29, 2014

JOIN US for a Field Corn Variety Tour on Tuesday July 29th at the UF IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center, 4253 Experiment Road, Highway 182, Jay, FL 32565.  Please call Janis at the UF IFAS Extension Jay County Office for meal planning purposes, 675-3107, or Libbie at the UF IFAS Extension Escambia County …

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Extension’s Role in the Community

  For 100 years, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension has been enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making University research accessible to the public. UF/IFAS Extension is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences. UF/IFAS …

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Boating Safety: Boat Handling Part 6 of 16

There is a line from the film Captain Ron which is very true: “whatever is going to happen… it’s going to happen out there!” New boat owners and experienced ones all have a time trying to “feel out” their new vessel and how she maneuvers. As we all know, every boat is different and they …

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Extension Office on Stefani Road Open For Business

UF IFAS Escambia County Extension Agents are moving back to the Stefani Road location after building renovations from the April flooding.  Please call 475-5230 if you need educational assistance from one of our program areas.  We appreciate your patience during our transitions.

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FWC and New Dive Flag Rule

House Bill 1049 goes into effect today.  Under this bill divers in the state of Florida who are diving in open water can now display a dive buoy in lieu of a dive flag.  The dive buoy can 3 or 4 sides but must display dive symbols.  The symbols must be at least 12×12 inches.  …

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14 CEUs Available for Building Professionals on July 29-30

If you’re a professional engineer, architect, landscape architect, or contractor in need of CEUs, please join us at UF Milton on July 29 and/or 30th for professional instruction from Craig Miller of the University of Florida Program for Resource Efficient Communities. Topics during the first day include Advanced Residential Energy Code Compliance, Indoor Environmental Quality, …

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Lawns Receiving Too Much Water

Afternoon showers and storms are now a frequent occurrences in our area. Despite recent rainfall, the automatic sprinkler systems are still running.  It is possible to overwater areas of the landscape, including lawns.  Too much water leads to many problems including weed infestations, root and leaf diseases, leaching of nutrients, and build up of thatch.  …

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