Monthly Archive: January 2014

Arbor Day Workshop and Tree Giveaway a Success!

Despite the decidedly non-Florida weather outside, over 100 Escambia County residents braved the sleet and snow to attend today’s Arbor Day tree workshop and giveaway at the newly renovated Molino Community Center.  Educational talks, led by Escambia Extension Agents Libbie Johnson, Beth Bolles, and Carrie Stevenson, focused on proper tree planting techniques, mulching, and irrigation. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/24/arbor-day-workshop-and-tree-giveaway-a-success/

Third Annual Sprayer Rodeo

What is a Sprayer Rodeo? It’s your chance to get your spray rig completely calibrated before the start of the new spray season. Why should you calibrate your sprayer? Calibration quantifies the correct pesticide application rate. Over-application of pesticide leads to increased chance of crop injuiry, potential environmental impacts from off-label application rates, and increased …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/24/third-annual-sprayer-rodeo/

Boating Safety – Nautical Terms

We are going to begin a series of articles on our website that will help local and visiting boaters become safer while on the water.  The articles will cover such topics as safety equipment, anchoring, rules of the road, and trailering.  We have 16 articles planned for this series and hope that topics you would …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/24/boating-safety-nautical-terms/

Farm Day 2014

Join us for Farm Day 2014!  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014.Grace Fellowship Church Hall, 1412 E Nashville Avenue (West Highway 31), Atmore, AL 36502Registration starts at 8:00am.Speakers expected are: Dr. Kathy Flanders: Hessian fly and other insect issues Dr. Ed Sikora: Soybean Issues—soybean rust and variety selection Dr. David Wright: Cotton—growth regulators, varieties, interaction of potassium …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/23/farm-day-2014/

Beekeeping in the Panhandle Short Course

The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team is pleased to offer a Beekeeping Short-Course in February and March, 2014. These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle. Please call Escambia County Extension Service (850) 475-5230 to register, and if you have any questions. Check out the FLYER for additional locations. Classes are three Monday evenings …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/16/beekeeping-in-the-panhandle-short-course/

Cold Damage on Palms

Many landscape palms are showing signs of cold injury.  Homeowners should not be pruning at this time since the area will likely experience more cold.  When warm weather returns, only remove those leaves (fronds) that are completely brown.  Any green tissue will be making necessary food (photosynthesizing) to help palms survive and grow. Call UF …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/16/cold-damage-on-palms/

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting January 24, Noon – 1:30 pm Extension Office Windstorm Classroom   Agenda: Planning for annual meeting. Nomination Committee Report. Update on 4-H Building. Other items of interest.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/14/escambia-county-4-h-foundation-executive-board-meeting/

2014 Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show

The 29th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida.  The event begins with registration and the Trade Show opening at 7:30 AM central time, and concludes at 1:30 PM.  The program begins at …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/13/2014-northwest-florida-beef-conference-trade-show/

Cogongrass CEU workshop Coming Up January 14

Join us for a workshop on the biology and control of cogongrass on January 14, 2014. Sign-in begins at 7:30 am, program starts at 8:00am and will end at 3:30pm (all times Central). The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes lunch. Locations include:Escambia Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL Okaloosa Extension Office, 3098 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/06/cogongrass-ceu-workshop-coming-up-january-14/

Searching for Derelict Crab Traps

One of the program areas Sea Grant intends to focus on in Escambia County during 2014 is the reduction of marine debris.  Most citizens in our county are aware of the problem and the harm monofilament fishing line can cause.  Another issue are derelict (or ghost) crab traps.  These are traps, for whatever reason, have …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/03/searching-for-derelict-crab-traps/