Tag Archive: 2016

Sea Turtles of the Panhandle: 2016 Nesting Numbers and Notes

There are five species of sea turtles that nest from May through October on Florida beaches. The loggerhead, the green turtle and the leatherback all nest regularly in the Panhandle, with the loggerhead being the most frequent visitor.  Two other species, the hawksbill and Kemp’s Ridley nest infrequently.  All five species are listed as either …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/sea-turtles-of-the-panhandle-2016-nesting-numbers-and-notes/

April 2016 Weather Summary and 3 Month Outlook

National Weather Service estimates for April 2016 rainfall across the Florida Panhandle. April was a wetter than average month in most locations across the Panhandle, but nothing like the April rains of 2014 and 15.  There were a few pockets in hot pink that had over 10″ of rainfall for the month while portions of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/april-2016-weather-summary-and-3-month-outlook/

2016 Southeast Hay Contest open for Entry

There are many economic reasons why southeastern forage growers have increased the quality of the forage they produce (great demand for their products, need for efficiency due to high input costs, etc.). But, the keys to success have been timely management, improved forage varieties, advanced harvest equipment, and related technologies that have come to the …

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New Propiconazole Restrictions for 2016 Peanut Production

The European Union has significantly reduced tolerance levels of propiconazole residue in imported peanuts.  Photo credit: John Atkins Michael J. Mulvaney, Nick Dufault, Bob Kemerait Peanut growers take note, there are new import restrictions on propiconazole residues in peanuts going to the European Union (EU).  Propiconazole is an active ingredient in the common peanut fungicides …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/29/new-propiconazole-restrictions-for-2016-peanut-production/

Highlights and Proceedings from the 2016 Beef & Forage Field Day

101 ranchers, UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Specialists, allied industry representatives, and graduate students participated in the 2016 UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center’s Beef & Forage Field Day held on Friday April 15th at the Beef Research Unit north of Marianna, Florida.  The Field Day included a five-stop demonstration tour, lunch presentations, and two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/highlights-and-proceedings-from-the-2016-beef-forage-field-day/

1st Quarter 2016 Weather Summary and Planting Season Outlook

The National Weather Service estimates for March 2016 rainfall show wide variation across the Panhandle.  ore than 10″ fell in northwestern Santa Rosa County with less than 5″ in Jefferson and northeast Walton. Just when it seemed El Niño had lost it’s grip, the deluges started again at the end of March.  Many farmers were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/09/1st-quarter-2016-weather-summary-and-planting-season-outlook/

2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Highlights with Links to Presentations

Click to view slideshow. Jackson County Extension hosted the 2016 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama came to relay new and pertinent information concerning crops to farmers. Attendees were able to attain CEUs for their restricted use pesticide license as well as for Certified Crop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/19/2016-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-highlights-with-links-to-presentations/

Leon County’s 2016 Backyard Gardening Series

Please join UF/IFAS Leon County Agricultural and Horticultural Extension Agents as they present the:     The series will run from 6:00-8:00 PM on March 24 and March 31, 2016 at the Leon County Extension Office, located at 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. The two-day series will feature Extension Agents Mark Tancig, Molly …

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NISAW 2016 – Working together to remove Giant Salvinia (Salvinia molesta) from Northwest Florida

  Giant Salvinia mats completely covering Bay County pond. This fast growing invasive can double in size every week! Photo by L. Scott Jackson   Matthew Phillips and Scott Jackson – UF/IFAS Extension and Research works with many partners supporting invasive species management actions and strategies across Florida. One key partner is the Florida Fish & …

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NISAW 2016 – Air Potato Leaf Beetle, a Biological Control for Air Potato

Air potato vine. Photo by Scott Jackson Air potato (Dioscores bulbifera) is a perennial, herbaceous self-twining vine that can grow over 60 feet in length, enabling it to climb over and smother many native plants. The Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council (FLEPPC) lists air potato as a Category 1 invasive plant, which means that it …

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