The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow on April 21st and 22nd at the Washington County Agriculture Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. The activities will take place from 8:00 am – 5:00 …
Diamondback terrapins are a flagship species for coastal salt marshes. In the attempt to assess the health of the Pensacola Bay system, Florida Sea Grant seeks volunteers to help monitor selected beaches in the bay area for the presence of these animals. Volunteers will need to attend a training to better understand the project …View full post
March 29-31, 2017 Featuring: Updates on carinata markets, technical sessions, carinata production and management, research plot tours and demos, commercial production site visit Contact:: Sheeja George: firstname.lastname@example.org; 850-284-1334 Jeff Klingenberg; email@example.com; 229-386-1334 Christine Bliss; firstname.lastname@example.org; 850-559-7118View full post
University of Florida Extension in Escambia County is partnering with the UF IFAS Extension in Leon County, SunFarm Energy, and Compass Solar Energy to sponsor a 3-hour primer on solar photovoltaic (PV) [electricity from solar panels]. Remote instructors include solar professionals with Independent Green Technologies, City of Tallahassee Utilities, Talquin Electric Cooperative and the Leon …View full post
National Salt Awareness Week March 10 – 16, 2017 is National Salt Awareness Week. Salt is the main source of sodium in the American diet. Sodium is a mineral only needed by the body in small amounts. It is found in foods, mostly as sodium chloride. Sodium has an important role in maintaining good health, …View full post
Many of us want an attractive lawn this season and recent warm weather encourages us to act now. Be cautious not to act too quickly with your fertilizer application. Despite warmer temperatures, it is still the recommendation to wait until April for applying nitrogen fertilizer. UF studies show that nitrogen applied before April 15 easily …View full post
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Escambia County 4-H Foundation, Inc., will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5:00 pm, at the Langley Bell 4-H Center – located at 3730 Stefani Road, Cantonment, FL. For further questions, please contact Susan Hendrix @ email@example.com or 850-475-5230.
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Consider yourself lucky this year if your landscape is found to be a suitable spot for one of our solitary bees. Late winter and spring are the times when these beneficial bees begin their development, causing interest and concern for many homeowners. The majority of bee species do not produce a colony. The solitary bees …
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Learn the best planting techniques for your new container tree or shrub.
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Before you perform the traditional topping on your crape myrtle, watch the new video from Escambia Extension Horticulture about crape myrtle pruning techniques.
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BREAKFAST: 8:00 to 9:00 FIELD TOUR: 9:00 to 12:00 Wild Turkey Management Workshop Thursday, February 23, 2017 LOCATION: 1 mile south of Hwy 85 N on Ludlum Road east of Laurel Hill, FL 32567 Breakfast will be provided free of charge but you must pre-register by February16, 2017. To pre-register contact Billie Clayton at (850) …
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Location: Piney Woods Plantation Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch provided by: Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. Lunch will be provided free of charge but you must pre-register by March 17, 2017. To pre-register contact Billie Clayton at (850) 767-3634. …
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Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there has been a significant growth in North Florida citrus in recent years. During the last decade, satsuma …
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Pesticide licenses are required by any lawn or landscape company who will be applying pesticides (including herbicides) as part of their job. Many lawn professionals who treat plant beds for weeds, only need a Limited pesticide license. In order to obtain this license, the Florida Department of Agriculture requires that each person attend a 6 …
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