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Carinata: A Crop with Potential for Florida’s Farmers

Carinata is a prolific oil seed producer Field preparations at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy Florida are currently underway for a crop trial offering great value potential for Florida Panhandle farmers, and potential economic and environmental benefits for everyone else. Brassica carinata, or carinata as it is commonly called, is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/carinata-a-crop-with-potential-for-floridas-farmers/

Wildlife Flourishes in Florida’s Summer! But Watch for Invaders Too!

Summer is a time to bask in the sunshine for many of Florida’s wildlife species. Each of Florida’s seasons are characterized by a variety of amazing and beautiful wildlife activities.  Below is a list of some notable native wildlife behaviors occurring in July and August around the state.  July Birds Shorebird migration starts in mid-July, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/06/wildlife-flourishes-in-floridas-summer-but-watch-for-invaders-too/

Aquafarming… Florida’s Underwater Agriculture!

Much of the seafood we enjoy every day is grown in Florida’s aquafarms. Cheese grits, hush-puppies, and catfish; sweet corn, potatoes, and crawfish; dirty rice, coleslaw, and shrimp!  What do all of these delicious foods have in common?  The answer is AGRICULTURE – including the catfish, crawfish, and shrimp!   Aquaculture (or aquafarming) is agriculture.  In …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/03/aquafarming-floridas-underwater-agriculture/

Dry Fall In Florida’s Big Bend, But Ample Blue Skies

Winter forage crops are sitting inactive due to our dry fall, but December may bring much needed moisture. Showers began in April for Florida’s growers in the Big Bend region.  With the exception of Tropical Storm Debbie, the showers were steady, and if not generous, they were ample. Early autumn saw the frequency of showers slowdown and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/22/dry-fall-in-floridas-big-bend-but-ample-blue-skies/

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