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Tomato Troubles & Upcoming Tomato Seminar

Tomatoes are popular in the home garden and the Extension office receives many calls from gardeners concerning their tomato troubles. Willie Chance, Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist in Georgia, describes common tomato problems in today’s article. Blossom-end rot causes the blossom-end of a tomato to become dry, brown and leathery. It’s caused by calcium deficiency in …

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2017 Home Show Includes Lawn, Citrus and Landscape Seminars

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn, citrus and landscape seminars. The Home Show will be held February 25 and 26 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. On Saturday, …

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Eco-Nomic Living Expo at Santa Rosa Mall Saturday, Feb. 11

Come join the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Office for the 2017 Eco-Nomic Living Expo at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther on Saturday, February 11. This year’s Expo begins a 10 am and ends at 3 pm and includes seminars, activities for the entire family, educational exhibits and door prizes. The theme for the …

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Private and Aquatic Pesticide License Training and Exams

Need a pesticide license for Private Ag or for Aquatic applications?  Here’s your opportunity: January 11, 2017 Okaloosa County Extension Office 3098 Airport Road Crestview, Fl  32539 Private Applicator Pesticide License 8-11am – Private Training and Exam ($10) Noon-3pm – CORE Training and Exam ($10) Aquatic Pest Control License 8-11am – Aquatic Training and Exam …

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4-H Youth Sewing Day Camp

Youth can learn to use a sewing machine and make their own pillow at this beginner level sewing day camp!  This event is open to youth ages 8-18 and the cost is only $25.  Lunch and all materials are included.  The Sewing Day Camp will be January 3, 2017 from 9am to 3pm at 3098 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/12/13/4-h-youth-sewing-day-camp/

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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Seminar on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds this Wednesday

I always enjoy being outdoors and watching butterflies and hummingbirds as we move into late summer and fall. Fall is the peak season for butterflies in the Florida Panhandle and there are a surprising number of hummingbirds that migrate to our area as they seek out our mild weather during the winter months. In fact, …

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September Gardening & Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

As we move into September, we can expect some relief from summer’s heat and humidity. This change offers a time to possibly catch up on landscape jobs. September also offers a favorable time to purchase and plant some landscape plants. And the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners can assist with this. They are holding a Fall …

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Plant Clinic in Fort Walton Beach Friday, September 9

The September plant clinic will be held Friday, September 9 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 a fresh …

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