Monthly Archive: January 2014

A New Chestnut Trial Planned for NFREC-Quincy

The loss of the American Chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was one of the largest mass extinctions occurring in North America due to the chestnut blight fungus. The American chestnut (Casteneae dentata) was once the most dominant hardwood species in North America until the introduction of the Chestnut Blight fungus (Cryphonectria parasitica) which ultimately destroyed over 3 …

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Vaseygrass in your Bermuda hayfield? Start your management now!

Mature Vaseygrass with seed headPhoto by James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org When you think of hay in the third week of January, you are probably wondering whether you’ll have enough hay to last until grass greens up in the spring. However, now is the time to develop your plan …

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Landscape Design–Now is the Time to Start!

The branching structure of crape myrtles makes an impact to landscapes even in winter time. Photo credit: Beth Bolles Most people associate yard work with the spring and summer, but if you’re considering a major redesign of a home landscape, now is a great time to start.  Without the vegetation on deciduous trees, it’s easy …

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Camellia Grafting Class Saturday January 18th

  Want to learn how to graft Camellias? Graft your favorite cultivar onto an adapted rootstock! Saturday January 18th !   Join us to learn how to graft your favorite camellia cultivar onto an adapted rootstock You can take home your own grafted camellia Hosted by Maphis Tree Farm and UF IFAS Extension Washington County  You will …

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Trees and Shrubs for All Year Interest

Trees and shrubs often serve a distinct purpose in landscapes, other than to provide color. They are planted to provide shade, screen a view or noise, or to soften the hardscapes of the home. With a little planning, we can have both beauty and function from trees and shrubs.  Add a few trees and shrubs that …

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Top 15 Gardening in the Panhandle Articles of 2013!

King Sago Palm. Photo credit: Mary Derrick The wordpress-platform version Gardening in the Panhandle began in May of 2012 and had 188 views from its inception through the end of the year. This was a new online version of a long running and award winning traditional print newsletter. 2013 brought a new e-newsletter format and a ramped up effort …

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Apalachee Intro to Beekeeping Shortcourse February 22

Course Objective: To introduce participants to the basics of successfully caring for a honeybee colony. Rotating, Hands-On Group Sessions will include: Hive Assembly Nutrition, Forage, Bee Health Open Hives Demonstration, Tools & Safety Management, Pests & Integrated Pest Management Register today, because registration is limited to 100 attendees and ends February 12th. The registration fee …

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2013 Variety Trial Results from UF/IFAS WFREC

Field Corn Field Day 2013 Variety selection is critical to achieving high yields, better crop quality, and pest resistance.  Soil and environmental factors vary greatly in our country and even the Southeast region.  This is why universities perform variety trials at numerous locations in the region. Researchers at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education …

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Northwest Florida Beef Conference February 12

The 29th annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida.  The event begins with registration and the Trade Show opening at 7:30 AM central time, and concludes at 1:30 PM.  The program begins …

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2014 UF/IFAS Basic Beekeeping School

  Photo by Judy Ludlow The UF/IFAS Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team will once again be offering a Basic  Beekeeping School in February and March.  These classes will be offered via interactive video conferencing at Extension Offices across the Panhandle.  Details are listed below, please call your local UF/IFAS Extension Service to register and if you …

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