Health Advisory Issued for Bayou Texar

The Enterococcus bacteria count reached 510 colonies/ 100ml of sample in FDEP’s report this week.  A health advisory has been issued for Bayou Texar.  Samples were not collected in Bayou’s Chico and Grande. Also background concentrations of red tide were detected by FWC near Okaloosa, Bay, and Gulf counties.  Again, concentrations were background levels. We …

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Outdoor Adventure is Nearby!

This time of year, many families are looking for ways to entertain their kids during spring break. For those not planning to travel far, our area is full of fun, and often inexpensive, outdoor adventures. As part of a series of field excursions led by Extension Agents over the past few years, we’ve been able …

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SILVOPASTURE WORKS!

Silvopasture is the practice of combining timber production with forage and livestock.  Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering the “Silvopasture Works” workshop at the Solon Dixon Forestry Center in Andalusia, AL on April 24-25.  The workshop will include field tours and classroom lectures.  CFEs will be available.  See the attached flyer for registration and …

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Eggcellent Food Safety Practices at Eastertime

Easter activities often include eggs. During the Spring holiday, eggs are both a decorative craft object and an inspiration for springtime fun and games, and, oh by the way, they are fun to eat too. Eggs and egg products are an important part of your diet. Although there are many myths and misconceptions about how …

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Roll Out the Unwelcome Mat to Formosan Termites

Formosan termites will soon be swarming and homeowners can be prepared to protect their homes. A program to help homeowners become educated on Formosan termites and their management in the Panhandle is coming to an Extension office close to you. Specific topics will include: Formosan termite biology including simple ways to ID them. Available Formosan …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/23/roll-out-the-unwelcome-mat-to-formosan-termites/

Purple Up! for Military Kids

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UF/IFAS Extension invites everyone across Escambia County to wear purple on Friday, April 10. Purple symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green; Marine red; and Coast Guard, Navy and Air Force blue. Purple Up! acts as a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/03/18/purple-up-for-military-kids/

Learn to Grow Tomatoes Above Ground

Join veteran Master Gardeners as they share successful tips on growing tomatoes above ground. The Garden Talks program will be held on Friday, March 20 from 10:30 – Noon at the Tryon Library, 1200 Langley Avenue. Pre registration is required by emailing bbolles@ufl.edu or calling 475-5230.

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Gulf Council Votes to Increase the Red Snapper Quotas

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Council moved to set the red snapper quota for 2015 and beyond.  After reviewing recommendations by its scientific advisories the following quotas were set. 2015   Commercial Quota = 7.26 million pounds   Recreational Quota = 7.04 mp   TOTAL = 14.30 mp 2016   Commercial Quota = 7.12 mp                     Recreational Quota = 6.84 …

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Wildlife Food Plot Field Day

Join us on Friday, March 20th from 1 pm- 3 pm to learn more about Wildlife Food Plots and which mixtures perform best in northwest Florida. The field tour will take place at the West Florida Research and Education Center, 4253 Experiment Road (Hwy 182), Jay Florida.  This free event will showcase 18 different test …

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NWF Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Workshop

The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association is hosting its first annual workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Florosa Elementary School, 1700 Highway 98, Mary Esther. Open to the public, the eight hour event will feature hands-on demonstrations of how to raise bees, collect honey, and build beehives. Guest speakers will include Doug Corbin, …

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