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Panhandle Ag Team hosts Florida Forage Workers Training

Cattle graze crimson and ball clover in a pasture at Cherokee Ranch, Marianna. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team and the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) teamed up to host a training for the UF/IFAS Faculty who work with forages and livestock in Marianna, on April 7th and 8th .  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/04/12/panhandle-ag-team-hosts-florida-forage-workers-training/

Rose Rosette Virus, a Devastating Disease on Roses, Found in Florida

  Figure 1. Witches’ broom like appearance, abnormal red discoloration of shoots and foliage, excessive thorns, distorted leaves, and deformed buds and flowers are key symptoms for the devastating Rose Rosette Disease Roses are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in U.S. with a total wholesale value of 194 million U.S. Dollars. Among the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/25/rose-rosette-virus-a-devastating-disease-on-roses-found-in-florida/

Seminar to be Held on a New Crop for the Florida Panhandle: Olives

Join us on April 4th from 8 am to 1 pm at the University of Florida West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay (4253 Experiment Road, Jay FL 32565) to learn more about olive production in the Panhandle.  Guest speakers will include Michael O’Hara Garcia, President of the Florida Olive Council,  Don Mueller, Longtime Florida Olive Grower, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/15/seminar-to-be-held-on-a-new-crop-for-the-florida-panhandle-olives/

It’s in Florida: Rose Rosette Virus, a Devastating Disease on Roses

Witches’ broom like appearance, abnormal red discoloration of shoots and foliage, excessive thorns, distorted leaves, and deformed buds and flowers are key symptoms for the devastating Rose Rosette Disease Roses are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in U.S. with a total wholesale value of 194 million U.S. Dollars. Among the major states in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/22/its-in-florida-rose-rosette-virus-a-devastating-disease-on-roses/

Florida Cattle ID Rule to be Enforced in April

Thomas J. Holt, D.V.M., State Veterinarian/Director, Division of Animal Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The Cattle Identification Rule(s) (Chapter 5C-31, Florida Administrative Code) has been published with an effective date of February 19, 2014.  These rules are intended to improve our ability to respond to serious disease outbreaks and to help the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/21/florida-cattle-id-rule-to-be-enforced-in-april/

Beach Mice of Florida

The Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse is one of four Florida Panhandle subspecies classified as endangered or threatened. Beach mice provide important ecological roles promoting the health of our coastal dunes and beaches. Photo provided by Jeff Talbert Sea Turtles are one of the largest and most beloved animals associated with Florida coastal habitats. However, there is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/08/beach-mice-of-florida/

Florida Snow! Nature’s Reminder to Enhance Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Even though adapted to weather extremes, these migratory American goldfinches (Spinus tristis) appreciated the food and cover provided in this backyard.  Photo by Judy Ludlow North Florida experienced a weather delight (or distress depending on your point of view!) this week in the form of freezing rain and snow!  The words “Florida” and “snow” are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/02/florida-snow-natures-reminder-to-enhance-backyard-wildlife-habitat/

West Florida Crop Production Meeting February 6

UF/IFAS Extension West Florida Crop Production Meeting Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 7:45 a.m-1:00 p.m. Jay Community Center – 5259 Booker Lane – Jay, Florida Schedule in Central Time 7:45 – 8:00  Registration 8:00 – 8:15  FSA / NRCS Up-dates - Travis Kelley, Santa Rosa County Farm Service Agency Director & Trent Mathews, NRCS, Santa Rosa …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/01/west-florida-crop-production-meeting-february-6/

History of Snowfall in North Florida

As we experienced this week, Florida is no stranger to snow and ice!  Photo by Judy Ludlow North Florida experienced a weather delight (or distress depending on your point of view!) this week in the form of freezing rain and snow!  The words “Florida” and “snow” are two words most people would not place together …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/01/history-of-snowfall-in-north-florida/

Growing Potatoes in Your Florida Garden

Florida-grown potatoes. Photo courtesy UF/IFAS. The time to plant potatoes is now! Potatoes are a good way to usher in the growing season of your home garden. They are easy to grow and their harvesting date doesn’t coincide with many other vegetables. In North Florida you can plan to put in your potatoes around the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/21/growing-potatoes-in-your-florida-garden/

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