Monthly Archive: February 2012

Audubon Shorebird Stewardship Program comes to Northwest Florida

 Bill Mahan County Extension Director Franklin bmahan@ufl.edu   Are you looking for a great opportunity to volunteer some of your time to help the environment? If so the Audubon Shorebird Stewardship Program might be just for you. This program has already been adopted in a number of places around the United States and in other …

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Living Well in the Panhandle Spring 2011 Issue

Judy Corbus Living Well in the Panhandle Newsletter Editor Washington and Holmes Counties JLCorbus@ufl.edu It’s hard to believe summer is knocking at our door – it seems like New Year’s Day was just last week!  The warmth of summer ushers in an abundance of fresh produce.  Farmers’ Markets are open, offering a colorful array of …

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Deluge of Interest at Extension Rain Barrel Workshop

Carrie T. Stevenson Coastal Sustainability Agent Escambia County Extension ctsteven@ufl.edu With dry conditions, mandated water restrictions in many parts of the state, and rising prices of almost everything, water conservation is more important than ever.  Floridians use more water than any other state for irrigation, and a typical home sprinkler system can account for half …

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Gardening in the Panhandle Summer Issue

Alex Bolques Editor, Horticulture Agent Gadsden County Extension ABOL@UFL.EDU As we enter the second half of the year, July is typically hot and humid.  You may also expect frequent afternoon thunderstorms, as we have also entered into Florida’s rainy season.  Remember to stay hydrated while working in the garden and protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet …

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Wise Water Use for Floridians

Shelley Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/EFNEP Agent Wakulla County sswenson@ufl.edu Sustainable Big Bend and the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office have dedicated programming time this year to assist with the University’s Sustainable Floridians program.  Our approach has been to establish community-based sustainability discussion groups and to show quality movies to further citizens’ understanding of the …

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Volunteering in the Panhandle Spring 2011

 Sherri Kraeft Wakulla County 4-H Agent Wakulla County 4-H 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL   32327 sjkraeft@ufl.edu 850-926-3931 850-926-8789   As summer quickly is upon us, we are all looking forward to summer camps and cookouts, fun in the sun and ways to spend time with our families and fellow 4-Hers. In this issue of the …

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Be on the lookout for horseshoe crabs

 Bill Mahan County Extension Director Franklin bmahan@ufl.edu   Spring is around the corner and that can only mean one thing, horseshoe crabs! That’s right it’s horseshoe crab survey time! Horseshoe crab blood looks blue. Photo Credits: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Each spring the scientists Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) look for …

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Correct Time to Harvest your Summer Vegetables

Eddie Powell Horticulture Agent Walton County Extension pep5@ufl.edu The key to eating home grown delicious vegetables, is selecting the correct time to harvest. Below are some of the easiest ways to identify the correct time to pick your most common summer veggies. A Locally Gardener Harvesting Vegetables at Dragonfly Field Farms in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. …

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Keeping Your Melons Safe

Marjorie Moore County Extension Director Bay County mreem@ufl.edu Melons are one of nature’s greatest gifts.  But, did you know that this precious food commodity can pose a risk if not handled and stored properly?  Melons are exposed to microorganisms from the soil as well as pests because they are grown on the ground.  That’s why …

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Panhandle Agriculture Spring 2011 Issue

Judy Ludlow County Extension Director Calhoun County judy.ludlow@ufl.edu Springtime, Springtide, or Vernal Equinox; however you describe this time of year, it is here!  Spring is a time of change, and renewal; change in the weather, and renewal of nature.  The soil is warming, seeds are sprouting, and the weather is unpredictable.  I found the following …

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