Inshore Lionfish Update – Aug 1

We have not made a dive since the report from this past Monday but we did get water quality information to add to the lionfish report.  We did not find any lionfish at the USS Massachusetts nor at Ft. McRee this past week.  The sainities are returning to normal in most areas; lower 30′s in the …

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Water Quality Update – Aug 1

NO HEALTH ADVISORIES ISSUED THIS WEEK   All quiet on the western front. There are no health advisories. There was a fish kill reported for Escambia County but listed it as Okaloosa Island. There were 50 dead minnows reported in the Gulf of Mexico on July 14. Not sure if that was our area or …

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Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish will open August 1

Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish reopen tomorrow in state waters. Amberjack will be open in federal waters as well. Each angler will be allowed one AJ each day and they must be 30″ or longer (fork length). Two gray triggerfish may be taken each day and they must be 14″ (fork length). For more information on …

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FALL TOMATO SCHOOL

Join UF IFAS Extension Gulf Coast Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises for this evening workshop intended for farmers who are interested in learning about small farm tomato production. To be held at the West Florida Research & Education Center in Jay over four evenings in September and October, the course will include lecture, hands-on activities, and a …

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The Great Scallop Search

This past weekend panhandle Sea Grant Agents participated in the Great Scallop Search in Port Charlotte FL. The purpose of this event is to use volunteers to help monitor the status of the animal in waters where they were once abundant.   The Bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians) was once found from the Florida Keys to …

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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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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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