Monthly Archive: June 2014

Lawns Receiving Too Much Water

Afternoon showers and storms are now a frequent occurrences in our area. Despite recent rainfall, the automatic sprinkler systems are still running.  It is possible to overwater areas of the landscape, including lawns.  Too much water leads to many problems including weed infestations, root and leaf diseases, leaching of nutrients, and build up of thatch.  …

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Studies Show Lionfish Can Live in Low Salinities

A recent study published by the Florida Institute of Technology indicates that lionfish can live in very low salinities.  The study was result of finding lionfish in the Loxahatchee River and a science fair project conducted by Lauren Arrington.  The study indicated that lionfish could survival at salinities as low as 7 parts per thousand …

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Sea Turtles and Fishing Piers

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach Florida developed a Responsible Pier Initiative training program to assist piers who encounter sea turtles with practices to help save the animals.  According to the Marinelife Center about 250,000 marine turtles either ingest or become entangled in fishing related marine debris each year.  The staff from the Marinelife …

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FWC Makes a Few Rule Changes Pertaining to the Collection of Lionfish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced yesterday changes in the management of the lionfish in Florida.  Beginning August 1, 2014 it will be illegal to import lionfish into the state of Florida, the collecting of lionfish using re-breathers will now be allowed, and you will now be allowed to spear for lionfish in …

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2014 Summer Contractor’s Continuing Education

Earn up to 14 continuing education hours. See flyer for details and registration information.

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Snake Watch – June 16, 2014

SNAKE SEEKING NEAR CANTONMENT FLORIDA   We are quickly approaching the warmer months of summer and the high temperatures that come with it.  In the higher temperatures snakes will seek shelter; venturing out more often during the cooler mornings and evenings and during rain events.  This week I searched the Langley Bell 4-H Camp and …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Meeting

June 13, 2014. Noon-1:30. Langley Bell 4-H Center. Agenda: 1. Meeting with Dean and Director of Extension, Dr. Nick Place. 2. Groundbreaking and Open House. 3. Other items of interest.    

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Are You Prepared?

Are you, your family and your workplace ready for the hurricane season? It started June 1 and runs through November 30th.   Last week was National Hurricane Preparedness Week, and the state of Florida has a “sales tax holiday” from May 31 – June 8, where consumers don’t have to pay sales tax on hurricane preparation …

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4-H Groundbreaking & Open House Invitation (Directions Included)

You are invited to attend two great events that will shape the future of UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County Florida 4-H Youth Development Program. See flyer for details on the 4-H Groundbreaking and Open House Events coming up on June 13th and 14th. FLYER. Directions to Chalker Road property.

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Everybody Lives in a Flood Zone

To say that Florida is prone to hurricanes is an understatement, at best. Between 1851 and 2012, every county in our state endured between 65 and 141 tropical storms and hurricanes. Many counties average one named storm every 1.1 years. While other states have coastal regions vulnerable to hurricanes, the entire state of Florida lies …

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