Escambia County Extension Calendar

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Water…Myth or Fact?

  Summer has arrived. During the summer months, especially along the Gulf Coast it is hot and humid. Keeping the body hydrated is important to maintain good health. As the temperature rises in the summer and the body loses more water through evaporation and perspiration, it makes good sense to increase your intake of fluids. …

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Big Lagoon and Santa Rosa Sound Scallop Search Postponed Due to Bad Water Conditions

The first of two bay scallop searches set up by Florida Sea Grant in Big Lagoon and Santa Rosa Sound will be postponed.  The first was scheduled for this Saturday – June 24 – but water conditions as result of the recent weather have made snorkeling for scallops almost impossible; the water visibility is zero.  …

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It is Scallop Season… to the east of us

It’s that time of year. Time to load up the mask and snorkels and head to the Big Bend for scallop season.  This is a great family activity.  The waters are relatively shallow and close to shore – pretty safe swimming.  The seagrass is lush and full of marine life other than scallops – cool …

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Take Advantage of Your Shade

Shade is to be treasured in the Florida summer and new plant introductions make your opportunities for gardening in the shade easy.  Learn more about growing in the shade In the Garden with Escambia Extension.

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2017 Field Corn Day

UF/IFAS WEST FLORIDA RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017 • 10am – 12pm   4253 Experiment Road, HWY 182,                                    Jay, Florida 32565                                  Sponsored Lunch TOPICS Nutrient Management in Corn                      Corn Earworm and Fall Armyworm in Florida Panhandle:  What We Need to Know   For meal planning purposes, please call Bethany …

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SOUTHWEST ALABAMA STORED GRAIN WORKSHOP

Pesticide recertification points and Certified Crop Advisor Points will be available. Sponsored by the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Checkoff  Committee. Thanks to Shelly Farms and Perdido Farms for hosting the workshop July 18, 2017 Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop Shelly Farms – Bell Creek Road, Atmore, Alabama Registration is free. Please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim …

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African Blue Basil for Pollinators

One of the best plants to attract bees and other pollinators to the garden is African blue basil. Learn more about growing this basil In the Garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.

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2017 Summer Contractors Continuing Education

Earn all 14 required CEHs by attending the University of Florida’s two-day, 14-hour Summer Continuing Education program. Created by the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, these highly interactive continuing education programs provide credits for contractors as well as inspectors, engineers, interior designers, and architects.   2017 Summer Contractors Cont Ed  

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Milk……..What’s in it for you?

June is National Dairy Month. National Dairy month was first celebrated in 1937 to encourage Americans to drink more milk.  Milk and dairy products comprise a diverse group of foods from fluid milks, fermented milk products, and to over 500 cheeses. Generations of American children have grown up hearing the same parental advice, “Drink your …

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Health Advisories Issued for Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach

The Department of Health sampled both Bayou Texar and Sanders Beach and found bacteria levels high enough to issue a health advisory.  No data was submitted for other bodies of water in the area. Date Location Water Temp (F) Salinity (ppt) Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) Enterococcus levels (colonies/100ml) Bacteria Levels Advisory Issued Jun 5 Bayou Texar …

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