Monthly Archive: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

  Happy Thanksgiving from all of the UF/IFAS Extension Faculty! We all have a lot to be thankful for this year! Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock & Forages Agent My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with information on other livestock species, as well …

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Citrus Canker found in Northwest Florida

Citrus Canker lesions on leaves.  Photo Credit: Beth Bolles, UF/IFAS Extension – Escambia County Blake Thaxton & Mary Derrick, UF/IFAS Extension – Santa Rosa Co. Mikaela Anderson, FDACS Division of Plant Inspection Citrus canker is a serious disease of citrus trees that was recently confirmed for the first time in southern Santa Rosa County. Canker …

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NOAA Predicting Drier and Warmer Conditions this Winter

On November 21st, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued its seasonal outlook for December through February. Typically, the highlights for winter revolve around the temperature outlook, but this year it appears that persisting and potentially developing drought could be the bigger story.   Without a strong influence from EL Niño or La Niña, the U.S. winter climate …

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Agricultural Innovator: Holmes County

On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna.  This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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Forest Certification Workshops December 11 & January 9

Forest Certification: Forests, Labels, Mills & More 2 dates and locations: December 11, 2013 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, DeFuniak Springs, FL January 9, 2014 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Marianna, FL Voluntary participation in forest certification programs is growing in Southeastern United States. The University of Florida IFAS …

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WFREC Fall Vegetable Field Day December 13

Crop Types:  Broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, swiss chard, spinach, turnips, rutabagas, and collards Field Day Topics to be Covered: Production practices Recommended varieties Fertilization Planting & harvesting recommendations Pest management Weed control Disese control Insect management Healthy food preparation techniques & ideas to improve sales   Important! $ 5 discount for pre-registration! To register visit: fallvegetablefieldday13.eventbrite.com …

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2013 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 5

2013 Gadsden Tomato Forum December 5, 2013 North Florida Research & Education Center – Quincy, Florida  Hosted by the Gadsden County Extension Service Agenda: A.M. (All Times Eastern Time) 8:00     Registration & Coffee    8:15     Opening Remarks: Dr. Pete Vergot III, Northwest District Extension Director, UF/IFAS, North Florida Research and Education Center 8:30     Variety Trials 2013:   …

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Andy Andreasen Receives UF Alumni Award of Distinction

Andy Andreasen Discussing Hay Production at a Holmes County Cattlemen’s Extension Field Day   Andy Andreasen – 2013 CALS Alumni Award of Distinction Recipient Congratulations to Andy Andreasen on being selected as a 2013 recipient of the UF College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Award of Distinction! The CALS Alumni and Friends Award of …

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2013 Lionfish Summit; update on FWC meeting in Cocoa Beach

It seems everyone in the Panhandle is talking about the invasive lionfish. This non-native member of the scorpionfish family was first seen in U.S. waters in 1989 near Ft. Lauderdale.  Over the last two decades, much has been learned about the biology and potential impacts of lionfish in our waters; For additional background information you …

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Explore and Create with Nature at your 4-H Club Meetings

As the autumn temperatures continue to fall, and we fill our days and evenings with more time outside, many of us yearn to enjoy the natural beauties of the environment without the humidity, extreme heat, and summer insects. During the activity portion of each 4-H Club meeting is a great time to explore and create …

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