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August Plant Clinic this Friday in Fort Walton Beach

plant-clinicThe August plant clinic will be held Friday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd.

The plant clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification.

Bring with you a fresh sample of the weed, plant, insect, etc., that you’d like diagnosed. This may include a plant stem with several leaves, a 4-inch square of grass with roots attached, etc.

You also may bring a sample of soil for pH testing. Use a clean shovel, trowel or soil probe to collect a representative sample by taking thin slices or cores of soil to a depth of six to eight inches from ten different spots throughout the plant bed, lawn or garden. Thoroughly mix all of the small soil slices/cores together in a clean bucket. Place one to two cups of this mixture in a closable plastic bag and bring to the clinic for testing.

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Okaloosa County, August 4, 2016

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