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APHIS Confirms New World Screwworm in Dade County Dog

Source:  USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 01/09/2017 Screwworm larvae. Source: Foreign Animal Diseases “The Grey Book” USAHA The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) in a stray dog near Homestead, Florida. The dog was isolated and his …

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Jackson County Farm City Festival November 18 & 19

Farm City Week is celebrated all across America the week before Thanksgiving.  In Jackson County, the Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, Cattlemen’s Association, UF/IFAS Extension Service, and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida have teamed up once again to host the Farm City Festival November 18-19 in Marianna.  The Festival will feature two days of activities …

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Jackson County Daffodil Sale!

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are selling daffodil bulbs.  Bulbs are sold in paper bags for $ 5.00 per bag.  Bulb counts vary per bag based on bulb size.  For descriptions of available bulbs please see the attached flyer. Jackson County Daffodil Selection/Description To make a bulb order or for other questions please call the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/28/jackson-county-daffodil-sale/

Ergot: A Fungal Disease in Argentine Bahiagrass Found in Jackson County

Ergot infected Argentine bahiagrass seedheads on the left and center,  normal seedhead on the right.  Photo credit:  Doug Mayo Several calls have come in to the Jackson County Extension Office recently from producers regarding something unusual in their “Argentine” bahiagrass fields.  A parasitic fungal disease called ergot (Claviceps paspali) is growing on the seadheads (racemes) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/12/ergot-a-fungal-disease-in-argentine-bahiagrass-found-in-jackson-county/

Corn Harvest Underway in Jackson County

This combine was running hard harvesting field corn this week near Greenwood, FL at Bishop Farms. Harvest is always an exciting time on the farm.  Months of work, investment, and risk pay off when the crop comes in.  This week several farms in Jackson County started harvesting field corn from both dryland and irrigated fields. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/29/corn-harvest-underway-in-jackson-county/

Jackson County to host Cattlemen’s Tour August 9

Bill Conrad, who operates a custom harvesting service talked provided a baleage demonstration at the 2015 JCCA Cattlemen’s Tour. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a ranch tour on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.  Cattle producers from the the tri-state region are invited to participate in this sponsored event. The …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – 30A in Walton County

The “Prayer of the Woods” is an attitude that many in this part of the panhandle try to live. Photos: Molly O’Connor 30A in south Walton County is a special place. Undiscovered for years, then developed… but developed more sustainably than most coastal panhandle communities – this area has now become a go-to destination for …

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Spotted Wilt Virus showing up in Jackson County Peanuts

Figure 1. Peanut plants stunted by tomato spotted wilt virus in 2016. Pictures were taken on June 10th of peanuts which were planted in late April Always unpredictable, spotted wilt disease of peanut in the southeast has ebbed and flowed over the years.  For many years, the disease was moderate to severe at the North …

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Successful VITA Tax Preparation Season in Jefferson County

 Tax season is a very difficult time of year for many people. It is a time when good record keeping is vital. The preparation fee is expensive for many families. Some use computer software to avoid fees. However, in doing so they may overlook some tax deductions.   Free tax preparation has always been offered …

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Nature Tourism in the Panhandle – the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) – Point Washington Walton County

ALL PHOTOS:   MOLLY O’CONNOR Continuing our “ecotour” of the Florida Panhandle along the ICW, this month’s stop is in Walton County. Arguably one of the fastest growing counties in the state, South Walton has become a favorite with many.  Relatively undeveloped (as compared to neighboring counties) Walton has an opportunity to develop smarter… and for …

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