Monthly Archive: August 2017

100 Year Flood?

  In this recent era of unprecedented rainstorms, the terms “100-year flood” and “500-year flood” are in the news on a regular basis. Depending on the source, I have seen Hurricane Harvey weigh in as an 800 or even 1,000-year flood. But what does this mean? Has there not been this much rain in Texas …

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Grow a Candlebush Cassia

Interested in a beautiful annual that will add a tropical touch to your garden.  Join Carol Lord in the garden to learn about the Candlebush cassia.

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Biodiversity in Our Bay

The term biodiversity has multiple meanings. Some look at it terms of genetics, others ecosystems, but most look at it in terms of species.  Simply put, it is the variety of life within a system.  The system could be on a small scale, such as a pond, or on a larger one such an ocean. …

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2017 NFREC Beef/Forage Day

Friday, September 15, 2017 UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on HWY 162) For more information call 850-526-1613 or visit the NFREC website (http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/)               2017 NFREC Beef_Forage Day_Brochure    

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Invasive Exotic Species and Control Workshop

Presented by the Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) and Florida Forest Stewardship Program September 28, 2017; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Rd, Crestview, FL 32539-7124 Join us to learn about identifying and controlling some of the most troublesome invasive exotic plants like cogongrass, Japanese …

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So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from. In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn more about where their food comes from. Whether …

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Citrus Greening: Homeowner Help

Citrus greening is a devastating disease affecting all cultivars of citrus. It is likely caused by a bacteria that is spread through the feeding of a specific insect, the Asian citrus phyllid. Once a tree has the disease, there is no cure. At this time the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) is offering a pysllid …

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Learn How to Air Layer

Air layering is an easy method to propagate new plants that results in a larger specimen for potting up.  Not every plant can successfully form an air layer and there are specific steps in order to be successful.  Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener In the Garden for Air Layering on Wednesday, August …

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Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   Though numerous agencies and civic groups, led by the Ocean Conservancy, have held beach and underwater clean ups over the …

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2017 Central Florida Agri-Tourism Conference

September 26-27, 2017   REGISTER HERE   http://tinyurl.com/ CentralFL-AgritourismConf   Participants must register in advance Registration ends September 22   COST Register by September 8 Both days: $70 (limited to 55 tickets) First Day only: $35 Register by September 9-22 First day only: $45.00   PolkAgriTourismFlyerPrint    

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