Monthly Archive: October 2017

A New Kid on the Block: the Cuban (Brown) Anole

In our continuing battle with invasive species, northwest Florida is now home to an invasive lizard. Known as both the Cuban and Brown Anole, this animal has been reported from Big Lagoon, East Hill, North Hill, and Gulf Breeze in the Pensacola area.  I have seen it at almost every rest area on I-10 between …

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Growing Winter Strawberries Workshop

Where: Washington County Agriculture Center 1424 Jackson Ave When: Saturday November 11, 9:00am-12:00pm Cost: $ 10.00. Refreshments Served Limit 30 participants Strawberry plant plugs will be provided to participants ! On site demonstration ! Pre Registration required for count: Contact Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at mjorwat@ufl.edu     Now is …

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Be on the Lookout for Rose Crown Gall

Crown gall symptoms on roses caused by the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Rhizobium radiobacter) – Photo credits: Kamil Duman A plant with a mature gall that is potentially releasing the crown gall bacterium into the potting media. Photo credits: Susannah Wright For gardeners, rose enthusiasts and rosarians, each of the many rose diseases is as important …

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Be on the Lookout for Rose Crown Gall

Crown gall symptoms on roses caused by the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens (Rhizobium radiobacter) – Photo credits: Kamil Duman A plant with a mature gall that is potentially releasing the crown gall bacterium into the potting media. Photo credits: Susannah Wright For gardeners, rose enthusiasts and rosarians, each of the many rose diseases is as important …

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Paddle Sports, the Key to Unlocking Ecotourism

In the Panhandle, we are blessed to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse, fresh & marine water bodies on the planet. Paddle sports are the perfect way to experience. So, get out and explore! The oldest form of paddle sports, canoeing, is a great way to explore our natural waterways. …

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An Apple a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Apples are an ancient fruit, grown for thousands of years, and belong to the Rose family of plants. The Rose family also includes plums, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pears, and almonds. According to Professor Peter C. Andersen, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, the basics of apple growing …

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Friday Feature: Baler-Wrapper Combo for Baleage

At the Sunbelt Ag Expo, I had the opportunity to visit with numerous local farmers who stopped by the UF/IFAS Extension barn.   I enjoyed asking them, “What was the coolest thing you saw today?”  Several Florida farmers shared with excitement that they had seen a demonstration of McHale forage equipment that can bale and …

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Three Florida Farms Recognized through the SE Hay Contest

Seldom Rest Farm, Pulaski, TN was the overall winner of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest with their entry of extremely high quality alfalfa hay with a relative forage quality (RFQ) score was 269. The winners of the 2017 Southeast Hay Contest were recognized on Tuesday, October 17 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.  …

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Weed of the Week: Caesar’s Weed

Caesar’s weed. Photo credit Ann Murray Caesar’s Weed is a member of the Malvaceae family, which are typically grown for ornamental purpose. Other plants in this family include Hibiscus and Cotton. Caesar’s weed is most commonly is found in disturbed areas, pastures, and perennial crop plantations. This weed is considered to be very aggressive, growing …

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Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop – November 9

Encroaching brush, whether native or invasive, can be a problem for properties large and small. Fighting woody brush and other hard-to-kill weed species can be challenging for property owners. Many factors affect the effectiveness and efficiency of control efforts. Timing of the application is a key factor that many property owners fail to consider. The cooler, …

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