Monthly Archive: January 2017

Pruning Crape Myrtles

Before you perform the traditional topping on your crape myrtle, watch the new video from Escambia Extension Horticulture about crape myrtle pruning techniques.

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Breakfast on the Back Forty

BREAKFAST: 8:00 to 9:00 FIELD TOUR: 9:00 to 12:00 Wild Turkey Management Workshop Thursday, February 23, 2017 LOCATION: 1 mile south of Hwy 85 N on Ludlum Road east of Laurel Hill, FL 32567 Breakfast will be provided free of charge but you must pre-register by February16, 2017. To pre-register contact Billie Clayton at (850) …

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Wildlife Management Series: Managing for Bobwhite Quail and other Early Successional Species

Location:  Piney Woods Plantation Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.   Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch provided by:  Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. Lunch will be provided free of charge but you must pre-register by March 17, 2017.  To pre-register contact Billie Clayton at (850) 767-3634.           …

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Citrus Health Forum

Florida citrus growers are welcomed to attend the 2017 Citrus Health Forum, February 23rd at the North Florida Research and Education Center, 155 Research Road, Quincy, FL. With the continuous development of cold-hardy citrus varieties, and improvement in freeze protection, there has been a significant growth in North Florida citrus in recent years. During the last decade, satsuma …

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Limited Pesticide Trainings Available

Pesticide licenses are required by any lawn or landscape company who will be applying pesticides (including herbicides) as part of their job.  Many lawn professionals who treat plant beds for weeds, only need a Limited pesticide license.  In order to obtain this license, the Florida Department of Agriculture requires that each person attend a 6 …

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Backyard Poultry Basics

Presented by: University of Florida / IFAS Escambia County TOPICS: Session 1 March 6, 2017 The Backyard Chicken Experience, Breeds, Regulations Part 1, Purchasing Birds Session 2 March 13, 2017 Housing, Diets, Daily Care Session 3 March 20, 2017 Egg Production, Disease Management, Selling Product (Regulations Part 2) Location: 3740 Stefani Road Cantonment, FL 32533 …

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Winter Time Herbs

There are several herbs that thrive in cooler winter temperatures.  There is still time for you to plant seeds of dill and parsley and transplants of your favorite thyme.  The dill will go to seed in spring, the parsley will last for two seasons, and the thyme will spread in the garden for many years.  …

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Escambia County Alabama – Peanut Production Meeting

Come join us!!   Topics include: Market Outlook Variety Selection Insect Control Disease Update To Register:  Call Escambia County Extension 251-867-7760 February 22, 2017 11:00 a.m. Grace Fellowship Church 1412 East Nashville Avenue Atmore, AL 36502 Kim Wilkins Regional Extension Agent Agronomic Crops wilkikj@aces.edu Click here to download flyer    

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Crop Production Meeting

RSVP DEADLINE FEBRUARY 6 Topic Include: 2017 Crops Update, Variety Comparisons, Scouting, New Chemistry, & What we learned from 2016   Baldwin County February 13, 2017 Farmers’ Federation Building, behind ALFA 21332 St. Hwy 59 S. Robertsdale, AL 36567 5:00 p.m. RSVP:  251-937-7176 Mobile County February 13, 2017 Lighthouse Restaurant 124 Padgett Switch Rd Bayou …

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Farm Day 2017

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1ST REGISTRATION STARTS AT 8am Dr. Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia: Row Crop Diseases—Control, New Products, Emerging Pathogens Dr. Mike Mulvaney: Nitrogen management for Southeast row crops Dr. Kelly Morgan: FDACS and FDEP implementation of BMPs Dr. David Wright, UF/IFAS: Making a profit with row crops using key management practices FSA AND NRCS …

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