Monthly Archive: July 2013

Extension Farm Field Day August 20, 2013

Extension Farm Field Day (FLYER) The UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center and county extension agents will host the Extension Farm Field Day on August 20, 2013. Our goal is to help growers understand some of the positive impacts, as well as the challenges of modifying agricultural practices to make row crop production more …

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Rain Soaked Gardens

It is hard to complain about the area receiving rain but lately rain seems to be an everyday occurrence. Such frequent rainfall is leading to a few problems in the landscapes and there is not much the gardener can do to prevent such issues. One of the main problems we are seeing is related to certain landscape plants …

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Beach Vitex… Is It A Growing Problem?

It’s actually a pretty plant, this beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia), and it is very good at stabilizing eroding dunes; but folks along the Atlantic coast had no idea how invasive it would become.  In the 1990’s the state of South Carolina planted this shrub to help restore dunes lost during hurricanes.  It is salt tolerant, …

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It’s Turtle Season in Escambia County Again; time to turn the lights down

Over the last 25 years the number of sea turtle nests in Escambia County has varied from 9 in 2007 to a 74 in 2012 and has averaged around 32 each season.  During the 1990’s nesting activity was increasing from a decade earlier.  The number of nests ranged from 25-51 and averaged 32 each year.  …

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