Escambia County Extension Calendar

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In the Garden with Warm Season Herbs

Our change in season means it is time to start growing your favorite warm season herbs.  Learn about planting and growing herbs In the Garden with Escambia Extension.

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Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring Training

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 …

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Brassica carinata Summit

  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:  sheejageorge@ufl.edu; 850-284-1334 Jeff Klingenberg; jklingenberg@agrisoma.com; 229-386-1334 Christine Bliss; clbiss@agrisoma.com; 850-559-7118    

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Solar PV: Is it for me?

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 …

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What’s Shaking…..Too Much Salt

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, …

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Wait Until April for Lawn Fertilizer

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 …

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The Boys Are Back in Town

But, should they be? Is it too soon? In other articles I have posted on other sites I have discussed the strange weather we are having this winter and how it may be effecting coastal wildlife. Recently I was driving highway 98 on the west side of the county heading to a meeting on Perdido …

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Happy Mono/Polyunsaturated Fat Tuesday

Fat makes our mouth happy and is necessary for good health.  While saturated fates (mostly from animals) tends to cause problems for our bodies, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are important to consume every day. Try these foods to get more monounsaturated foods every day. Nuts – try a variety.  Nuts have protein, fiber, and a …

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Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business

UF/IFAS Extension offers “Starting a Successful Hydroponic Business” two-day short courses When:    March 13-14 or March 17-18, 2017 Where: Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center,  8202 County Road 417,  Live Oak, FL 32060 Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/starting-a-successful-hydroponic-business-registration-28233604471   This program will feature demonstration and hands-on activities inside three greenhouses, a shade house, and an outdoor production area at …

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All About Growing Tomatoes

Most ever gardener wants to grow tomatoes but the end results are not always as expected. Learn the techniques for growing productive tomatoes in our climate. Specifics will include when to start seeds, container mixes, and general care. Learn to choose selections that have shown success in our climate. Participants will be able to purchase …

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