Tag Archive: Fire

Cotton Picker Fire Prevention Tips

Photo is courtesy of Northescambia.com College football season has started, the weather is milder, and pretty soon, we will all smell cotton defoliant when driving past cotton fields.  Throughout the Florida Panhandle, farmers are getting equipment ready for the harvest, and this is a good time to remind everyone of a few safety tips to …

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AL Prescribed Fire Workshop November 22

Download the printer friendly flyer that includes driving directions from Brewton or Andalusia Alabama:  AL Prescribed Fire Workshop For more information contact: Chuck Simon 334-222-1255   Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock & Forages Agent My true expertise is with beef cattle and pasture management, but I can assist with …

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/08/imported-fire-ant-considerations-for-livestock-operations/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 8th): Red Imported Fire Ant & Giant Tiger Prawn

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 8th: Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) & Giant Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon): Photo Credit: David Almquist, University of Florida Red Imported Fire Ant: Many of us cherish childhood memories of family picnics during summer. What we likely also remember are the surprise …

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County Line Fire Brings Smoke to Panhandle of Florida

A change in the winds is forecast by the National Weather Service over the next 24 hours that will bring smoke from the large “County Line” wildfire to parts of panhandle Florida. The County Line fire in northern Baker County has grown to over 35,000 acres. This fire, in the Osceola National Forest near the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/13/county-line-fire-brings-smoke-to-panhandle-of-florida/