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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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/active-wildfire-season-in-2017/

Tropical Sod Webworms Active in Local Lawns

Tropical sod webworms have been active in local lawns during the past few weeks here in North Florida. All of our warm season turf grasses are susceptible to these pests. Sod webworms are not consistently a problem every year. Some years their numbers are low enough that they are not a problem. Some years we …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/03/tropical-sod-webworms-active-in-local-lawns/

Alligators Become More Active in the Spring

The American Alligator is an icon in the state of Florida. Viewed on the program “Swamp People” and as the mascot of the University of Florida, most visitors to our state view this animal more on television than in the wild; but they are certainly there. In need of mates and calories from the lack of eating …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/10/alligators-become-more-active-in-the-spring/

Thrips Active In Walton County

Thrips are already a problem with the vegetable acreage and the cotton crop in Walton County.  Even with seed inoculated before planting or in-furrow insecticide applications, plants are still at risk.  The preventative treatments are taken up by the plant as it germinates and provides some protection during early stages of growth. Supplemental foliar sprays may be needed if two-to-three …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/04/thrips-active-in-walton-county/

Fall Armyworms Already Active in Adjacent States

Fall Armyworms have already begun their march in neighboring states Fall Armyworms have been reported in adjacent state’s hayfields.  Several counties in the black-belt of south Alabama, south Georgia, and the coastal bend of Texas have all seen activity in Spring 2012. Reports from east Texas indicate the worms are out in unusually large numbers. As …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/04/fall-armyworms-already-active-in-adjacent-states/