Monthly Archive: June 2013

Gulf Coast Turfgrass Field Day June 19

Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo and Field Day The UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center along with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will be holding the 19th Annual Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo and Field Day. When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT) Where: …

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Aquaponics 101 workshop June 25

Aquaponics is an exciting system where fish and plants grow in harmony. The aquaponic system can be a fun project for the home gardener but can also become a successful farming venture.  Come and learn the basics of growing fish and plants together in an AQUAPONICS system. Date: June 25th     Time: 8:00am-3:30pm   …

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Field Corn Variety Tour July 8

When: Monday, July 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT) Where: UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center 4253 Experiment Road, Jay, FL 32565 The UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center along with UF/IFAS Extension and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a tour featuring 17 varieties of field corn.  …

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Walton County’s New Weather Station will Benefit Producers

A FAWN (Florida Automated Weather Network) weather station was recently installed at Brown Pit off of Brown Road in North Walton County.  The University of Florida provided Walton County with the $ 15,000.00 weather station.   Anyone can access the data collected by this and other FAWN weather stations at: http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/.  Once on the website …

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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot ID and Management

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hay-fields in the Southeast. Major infestations can cause significant yield and quality loss to Bermudagrass hayfields.  Credit: Alabama Extension Publication Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot ANR 1462 Bermudagrass stem maggots (Atherigona reversura) are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast, only being discovered …

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Sunbelt Expo Field Day July 11

The Sunbelt Expo Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, 2013, beginning at 7:15 am.  Attendees will not only have a chance to learn from the region’s top agricultural consultants and specialists to many of the pertinent areas of agriculture, but they will be able to participate in hands-on demonstrations. Please pay attention to …

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Riding Safely at Every Age

The proper seat correctly installed helps keep children safe. Dawson is a healthy, active 3-year-old whose mom makes sure he eats right, learns something new every day, and rides safely in the car.  Until a few months ago, Dawson, who weighs 42 pounds and is 42 inches tall, traveled in a booster seat.  When his …

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Spittlebugs: an IPM approach

Credit: Lyle Buss, University of Florida In recent weeks Spittlebugs have been found everywhere in the western parts of the panhandle.  Spittlebugs are the little black and orange insects you find everywhere in early June.  The adult spittlebug is about 1/4 inch long and has two orange lines across its back.  You may notice them …

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Imported Fire Ant Considerations for Livestock Operations

When it comes to Agricultural Operations, Imported Fire Ants are more than just a biting pest. (Photo by Dr. Bastiaan “Bart” Drees, Statewide Extension Program Specialist Texas A&M University) Fire ants attack anything that disturbs their mound (nest), including livestock and humans. They firmly grasp skin with their jaws, and then sting and inject venom. …

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Panhandle Fresh Looking for More Farmers

Panhandle Fresh is a marketing association formed to help local farmers market their produce collectively to food distributors such as Walmart and Sysco. The Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association (PFMA) is seeking new growers in the panhandle. They currently market fresh produce to area Wal-Mart stores, Sysco Gulf Coast, and several other area vendors. Panhandle Fresh …

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