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Active Wildfire Season in 2017

More than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017 (Click on image to enlarge to full screen) Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced this week that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres …

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Nominate Bulls for the 2017 Florida Bull Test May 1 – June 15

Young bulls from across the Southeast will be evaluated for efficiency in the 2017 Florida Bull Test. Photo credit: Doug Mayo Nominations will be accepted for the 2017 Florida Bull Test from May 1through June 15, 2017. The Florida Bull Test is the only test in the southern United States that offers feed efficiency data …

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Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

  Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to a new …

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Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to a new generation …

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Spring Festival of Flowers April 7-9, 2017!

About the Spring Festival of Flowers The University of Florida, IFAS and the Pensacola State College Milton Campus invites you to join them for one of the largest festivals of the season. This is a popular event that draws plant enthusiast from near and far. This festival features plant nurseries, UF student club plant sale, …

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2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

Click to view slideshow. The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted …

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2017 Carinata Summit March 29-31

A field of carinata growing at the UF/IFAS Quincy Research Station. Photo Credit: David Wright, UF/IFAS Brassica Carinata Summit March 29-31, 2017 North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy Florida 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351 This three-day conference will focus on the latest research on varieties, pest management, and production of carinata, an …

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NISAW 2017: The Kudzu Bug

Kudzu bugs on soybeans. Photo credit: Jennifer Bearden A few years ago, Florida is extended a warm welcome to a new pest – The Kudzu Bug! The kudzu bug was first documented in the US in 2009 in Northeast Georgia.  It has quickly spread throughout the southeast. At first, a pest that attacks kudzu sounds …

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NISAW 2017: Bamboo

Bamboo shoots can grow as tall as 70 feet. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson Standing in the midst of a stand of bamboo, it’s easy to feel dwarfed. Smooth and sturdy, the hollow, sectioned woody shoots of this fascinating plant can tower as tall as 70 feet. Unfortunately, bamboo is a real threat to natural ecosystems, …

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NISAW 2017: Trying to Stay Ahead of Beach Vitex

Beach Vitex Blossom. Photo credit: Rick O’Connor Research shows that the most effective time to deal with an invasive species, both in terms of controlling or eradicating the species and money spent to do so, is early on…. What we call Early Detection Rapid Response. Beach vitex is a good candidate for this. The first …

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