Monthly Archive: October 2016

Report Invasive Plants and Animals

Every year more than 85 million people visit Florida. However, people are not Florida’s only visitors; Florida is also an inviting destination for invasive species that threaten to undermine the health of our environment. More than an inconvenience, invasive plants and animals can greatly alter our native landscape, adversely impact native wildlife, destroy agricultural crops …

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Seminar on native azaleas and rhododendrons

Native azaleas are a treasure and can be a showstopper in your landscape. Used correctly, they literally can cause people to stop and ask, “What is that plant” as they are so spectacular in full bloom. There are a number of different species, all in the Rhododendron genus, with flower color ranging from white to …

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Final Plant Clinic for 2016 to be held October 14

The final plant clinic of the year will be held Friday, October 14 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. …

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Green Industries Best Management Practices

Be prepared to apply fertilizer next spring. BMP certification is required to submit an application for the Commercial Urban Fertilizer Certification. Renew your pesticide certification while learning how to maintain the landscape.  These are the things you will learn by attending the Green Industries Best Management Practices class in Crestview on Nov 9, 2016.  For more information …

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