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Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are expanding their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” field trips into two-day events for 2016. They will include presentations as well as traditional excursions to explore …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/22/panhandle-outdoors-st-joseph-bay-coastal-ecosystem-water-school/

June Panhandle Weather Summary

June 2016 was fairly typical for the Florida Panhandle with much warmer temperatures and scattered afternoon thunderstorms with highly variable rainfall.  In the graphic above you can see the hot pink areas that received more than 10″ and dark red regions that received more than 8″ in June.  In contrast the beige areas received less …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/15/june-panhandle-weather-summary/

Wiswall to be Keynote Speaker at the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Richard Wiswall Author: Jose Perez, UF/IFAS Small Farms Extension Coordinator Richard Wiswall has been a farmer for 35 years. He runs Cate Farm, a certified organic farm in Vermont  and is author of “The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook.”  Richard’s experience as a farmer is sure to resonate with all farmers who strive to manage their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/01/wiswall-to-be-keynote-speaker-at-the-panhandle-fruit-and-vegetable-conference/

Panhandle Cotton Insect Situation

Early squaring cotton. Photo by Mike Donahoe Tarnished plant bug. Photo credit: Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org Cotton throughout the area is squaring heavily and most of our oldest cotton is probably a week away from first bloom. There are reports of some fields being treated for tarnished plant bugs feeding on pinhead squares. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/24/panhandle-cotton-insect-situation/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-30a-in-walton-county/

Zoysiagrass Becoming More Popular in the Panhandle

If you’ve been researching lawn grass options recently, you’ve probably come across a not so traditional variety known as zoysiagrass. There’s no mystery why zoysiagrass has become a hit with lawn enthusiasts in the Panhandle. This variety is a great choice for coastal, warm weather climates. However, there are always management practices that need to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/14/zoysiagrass-becoming-more-popular-in-the-panhandle/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/nature-tourism-in-the-panhandle-the-intracoastal-waterway-icw-point-washington-walton-county/

Summer Hive Management for Panhandle Beekeepers

Hive maintenance is a high priority for beekeepers during the summer months. It’s harvest time for many choice honey crops. That means it’s also time to plan for hive maintenance concerning next year’s harvest. Summer is great time for hive maintenance, as there are limited active pollen producing plants. So, honey production will be at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/summer-hive-management-for-panhandle-beekeepers/

Sea Grant Monitors Occurrence of Goliath Groupers in the Panhandle

For several years now Dr. Angela Collins, with Florida Sea Grant, has been conducting research on the status of the Goliath Grouper.  This extremely large member of the Family Serranidae has been of concern to fishermen, divers, and resource managers in south Florida.  The harvest of goliath groupers has been prohibited since 1990 but their populations …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/13/sea-grant-monitors-occurrence-of-goliath-groupers-in-the-panhandle/

Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference October 11

Mark your calendars, put in your vacation request, or whatever you need to do to prepare to take part in the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference.  The conference will provide a great opportunity for networking and the sharing of practical farming knowledge that can help farmers across the region. This event promises lots of learning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-october-11/

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