Monthly Archive: May 2013

Bark Lice

People are noticing an interesting group of insects on trees such as crape myrtles, citrus, and oaks.  These clusters of insects are bark lice or psocids.  They do not harm the tree at all but are considered bark cleaners, feeding on spores, lichens, and dead animals.  They will often move in groups and are therefore …

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Termites in Flight

Formosan termites have been swarming all over the area.  A few of the reproductives may find their way into your home.  Don’t panic.  If you find quite a few in the house, call your termite professional to do an inspection and evaluate the area. Formosan termites are here to stay so it is wise to …

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Some Corn is off to a Slow Start

Some Corn is off to a Slow Start Libbie Johnson, Escambia County Extension   Although the lingering cool springtime temperatures were a pleasure for us, some area corn fields have not fared so well.  Below are a few photos from an irrigated field here in the western panhandle that had as much attention a corn …

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Florida Small Farms Conference 2013

The 5th Annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference promises to inform and inspire agricultural innovators. Join us August 2-4 in Kissimmee, Florida for farm tours, a trade show, networking opportunities, live animal exhibits, hands-on workshops, and delicious locally-grown food! Don’t miss this chance to learn more about farming as well as alternative enterprises …

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