Monthly Archive: May 2014

Weather and Plants

New growth on plants such as sagos many not be quite normal due to environmental related issues. Temperatures and rainfall can affect nutrient uptake into plants which result in foliage that may appear frizzled or with abnormal twisting. Many of these nutrient problems are temporary and do not require additional fertilizer added to the soil. …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, Noon – 1:30). Due to Flooding of Extension Office the Meeting will be held at: Centennial Bank Community Room. 2200 Airport Blvd.. Pensacola, FL 32502. Temporary phone numbers for Extension: Pam Allen and Support Staff: 595-3118. 4-H Agent and Support Staff: 941-6002.     Agenda …

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It’s Memorial Day Weekend… FWC Releases 2013 Boating Accident Statistics

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend boating will increase all across the panhandle.  Last year 62 people lost their lives to boating accidents in the state of Florida, and there have been 11 recorded already in 2014.  FWC reports that not having a lookout is the leading cause of accidents and drowning is …

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UF Study Shows Pristine Ecosystems Reduce Nitrogen in Water

Environmental scientists have known for years that excessive organic matter in a system can contribute to excessive nitrogen loads.  Though aquatic plants need nitrogen excessive amounts can lead to algal blooms which in turn lead to reduce light for submerged plants and low dissolved oxygen, which can lead to fish kills.  In heavily vegetated areas …

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Small Farms Dairy Conference

Small Farms Dairy Conference June 19-20, 2014 • 10:00am—4:00pm Frank Stronach Conference Center 2556 Highway 318, Citra, FL 32113 Cost: $75 per person, $90 after June 13. See flyer for details and registration info.

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Boating Safety – Anchoring; Part 5 of 16

Most boaters in our area have at least one story of an anchored boat that got away; I know I have a few.  In most cases we are on the beach or in a situation where the incident is noticed before any real serious problems occur.  Sometimes we come back from the Gulf side of …

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6th Annual Statewide Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference

THE 6th ANNUAL FLORIDA SMALL FARMS AND ALTERNATIVE ENTERPRISES CONFERENCE AUGUST 1-2, 2014 The University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce that the sixth annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will be held …

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Livestock Forage Disaster Program for the 2012 Drought

    Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) OVERVIEW The Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) makes the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) a permanent program and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Finance Committee Meeting

Escambia County Finance Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 14, 2014, noon Morgan Stanley Conference Room – 850 S. Palafox Street. Noon – 1:30. Agenda: 1.  Investment Opportunities

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The New Invader… Beach Vitex

Last year we introduced the issue of beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) to residents of Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.  This plant was introduced to the Carolina coast in the 1980’s to restore dunes after a bad hurricane period.  The plant quickly became invasive and has forced the state to form a task force to remove …

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