Monthly Archive: August 2015

What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   What is the Flesh Eating Disease Vibrio? Vibrio vulnificus is a …

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Bulbs and Gingers

There are many bulbs and gingers that can be successfully grown along the Gulf Coast.  By planning carefully, you can have a surprise of color during all seasons.  Join Escambia County Master Gardeners on Friday, August 21 from 9:00 – 10:30 to learn about the bulbs and gingers you may add to your garden and …

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Extension Farm Field Day August 27, 2015 at Jay, FL

The West Florida Research and Education Center invites you to the 2015 Extension Farm Field Day.  Topics include Weed control tools for row crops, Cotton Target Spot: Strategies for control, Peanut Varieties, Weed management in sesame and carinata production, Use of new 2,4-D resistant crops in integrated management of herbicide resistant weeds Sesame: A potential …

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The Mystery on Seahorse Key

First let me explain that Seahorse Key is not in the Florida Panhandle but the story is interesting and a similar phenomena could occur here. Seahorse Key is an isolated island 3.6 miles southwest of Cedar Key in Florida’s Big Bend. There is a science lab owned and maintained by the University of Florida and …

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The Giant Banana Spiders – part of our panhandle summer

TELL ME NO!  Please tell me these huge spiders are not a part of our summer. People are afraid snakes… that’s a given – but there are just as many afraid of spiders.  Honestly, after years of leading field hikes into the north Florida environment, when we encounter a spider web on the trail I …

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