Monthly Archive: June 2017

Health Advisory Issued for Bayou’s Chico and Grande

With the rain continuing to come – we continue to get reports of health advisories being issued.  This week FDEP sampled 17 stations and only Chico and Grande had high enough levels to warrant an advisory.  You can view all the data by visiting the marine science section of this website and view SEA GRANT …

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Seawater… It’s a Blue Ocean

  However, here is what is amazing… you take a glass and dip into the Gulf – raise it to observe – and it is clear… like a glass of water. There is no color to it at all.  The emerald greens and cobalt blues are gone.  What happen?  We say the sea is blue, …

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Health Advisory Issued for Sanders Beach

As you can imagine with all of this rain, the bacteria levels are probably high in local waters.  However, because of the bad weather agencies were not able to sample most locations.  Bayou Texar was sampled by the Department of Health on Monday June 19 and all was well.  The same day Sanders Beach (at …

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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/23/health-advisory-issued-for-sanders-beach/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/22/water-myth-or-fact/

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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