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Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that took …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/13/great-florida-cattle-drive-film-screening-may-18/

Citrus Canker in Northwest Florida

Citrus canker symptoms on twigs, leaves and fruit. Photo by Timothy Schubert, FDACS In November 2013, citrus canker was found for the first time in the Florida panhandle in Gulf Breeze in southern Santa Rosa County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) tested and confirmed the disease on grapefruit trees in a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/05/12/citrus-canker-in-northwest-florida/

Friday Feature: White Angus developed at the University of Florida

This week’s featured video highlights the White Angus breed of cattle being developed at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center, in Ona, Florida.  These are not purebred Angus, but a line of cattle that are approximately 3/4 blood Angus that have dark skin but light colored hair coat.  When White Angus cows are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/29/friday-feature-white-angus-developed-at-the-university-of-florida/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/28/nominate-bulls-for-the-2017-florida-bull-test-may-1-june-15/

Florida 4-H Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

Teens from across the panhandle joined forces to take a stand against cancer by celebrating Global Youth Service Day. This weekend, hundreds of Florida 4-H youth are taking a stand against cancer by distributing chemo kits to cancer patients.  Our 4-Hers are joining millions of others around the globe who are celebrating Global Youth Service …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/21/florida-4-h-celebrates-global-youth-service-day/

A Florida Native; Tape Grass

Article by Gadsden County Extension Agent DJ Zadarreyal   Vallisneria americana, also known as tape grass or eel grass, is a common native aquatic weed in the state of Florida. Tape grass has tall, grass-like leaves that are a light green in coloration and rise vertically from the crown to the top of the water. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/14/a-florida-native-tape-grass/

Oriental Bean Thrips: A Potential Threat to Florida Bean Crops

Joe Funderburk, NFREC-UF/IFAS, Professor of Entomology Megalurothrips is an Old World genus of thrips associated with the flowers of legumes (Fabaceae), with one species in Africa and twelve species in Asia. The Oriental bean thrips, Megalurothrips distalis, was first collected in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee in 2008. This is a large black …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/08/oriental-bean-thrips-a-potential-threat-to-florida-bean-crops/

XtendiMax, Engenia, and Enlist Duo Now Registered for Use in Florida

Florida farmers now can purchase both 2,4-D and dicamba resistant cotton and soybean seed, as well as the new low-volatility complimentary herbicides developed specifically for these varieties.   Photo: Josh Thompson Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, Jay Ferrell, and Ramon Leon, UF/IFAS Weed Specialists Late last week, after much anticipation, the Florida Department of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/07/xtendimax-engenia-and-enlist-duo-now-registered-for-use-in-florida/

Florida Beef Cattle Short Course – May 3-5

Beef Cattle Short Course hands-on learning opportunity. Photo Credit: Tyler Jones The Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is one of the premier educational events provided annually by the University of Florida.  The 2017 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held May 3-5 in Gainesville, Florida on the campus of the University of Florida. This year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/florida-beef-cattle-short-course-may-3-5/

The Florida Master Naturalist Program Training Local AmeriCorps Volunteers

By: Laura Tiu and Sheila Dunning   For the second year in a row, University of Florida Extension Agents Sheila Dunning (horticulture) and Laura Tiu (marine science) taught a Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Coastal Module to a newly recruited AmeriCorps group in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The AmeriCorps members have been recruited to work …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/03/31/the-florida-master-naturalist-program-training-local-americorps-volunteers/

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