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Oriental Persimmons Varieties for North Florida

Oriental persimmon trees are suitable for small scale local production, or for the home gardener. Two species of persimmons are grown in the United States, the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) and the Oriental persimmon (Diospyros kaki). The American persimmon is a native component of eastern hardwood forests, and produces a small bitter tasting fruit that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/31/oriental-persimmons-varieties-for-north-florida/

Western Flower Thrips Develop Insecticide Resistance in North Florida

By: Joe Funderburk and Mrittunjai Srivastava, UF-IFAS Entomology Research and Extension, North Florida REC, and Bob Hochmuth, UF-IFAS Multicounty Extension Agent for Vegetables The western flower thrips and thrips-vectored Tomato spotted wilt virus are key pest threats to Florida’s multi-billion dollar fruit and vegetable industry. Attempts to control the western flower thrips with broad-spectrum insecticides, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/09/western-flower-thrips-develop-insecticide-resistance-in-north-florida/

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/

Low-Input Sustainable Pecan Trial in North Florida

Traditionally, the southeastern United States, and particularly Georgia, was the major pecan producing region in the world. Within the last 20 years, the arid western states (mainly Arizona, Texas and New Mexico) have often produced about 50 percent of the pecans in the United States. The increased production of pecans in the arid west is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/14/low-input-sustainable-pecan-trial-in-north-florida/

Crown Rust Outbreak in North Florida Oats

Crown rust on Oats Crown rust (Puccinia coranata) was found in over 3000 acres of oats in Levy, Suwannee and Madison counties in the last week. The most notable characteristic of the fungus is small pustules which contain orange-yellow spores. Rubbing the leaf with your fingers or a towel will leave a fine orange powder. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/14/crown-rust-outbreak-in-north-florida-oats/

Short Course North 2013 “From Beaches to Woodlands”

Short Course North 2013 “From Beaches to Woodlands” Date: August 8-9, 2013 Daily Hours: 8 a.m.-4p.m. Sponsored by: Friends of the Gardens of NW FL Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., University of Florida, IFAS For more info: Ttuttle1954@gmail.com Location: Santa Rosa County Extension Office 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570 Topics of Study and hands-on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/short-course-north-2013-from-beaches-to-woodlands/

North Florida Climate Will Soon Favor Fairy Rings

Soil temperatures and weather conditions are becoming favorable for the development of fairy ring in the landscape. Most commonly observed as a circular ring of mushroom growing on lawns and gardens, the ring of mushroom growth, termed “fairy ring”, has its origin in fairy-tale and superstition. However, it is the result of various basidiomycete fungi …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/north-florida-climate-will-soon-favor-fairy-rings/

North Georgia A.I. School May 20-22

ABS is offering an Artificial Insemination (AI) School in North Georgia   Basic skills can be learned in three days, but mastering the skills takes considerable practice. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION SCHOOL  THREE DAYS OF CLASSROOM AND HANDS-ON BREEDING FOCUSING ON THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CATTLE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION METHODS AT THE CALHOUN STOCKYARDS IN CALHOUN, GEORGIA                         Dates:                         May 20 – 22, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/06/north-georgia-a-i-school-may-20-22/

North Florida First-Quarter Weather Summary

The Quincy FAWN Station recorded the highest rainfall totals for the 1st quarter of 2013, and Live Oak the lowest rainfall.  The average rainfall for all six stations for the first three months was almost 16 inches. Download the Jan-Mar 2013 Jackson Co Weather Summary with daily rainfall, temperatures and comparison to the 61 year rainfall history at …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/05/north-florida-first-quarter-weather-summary/

Satsuma: a New (Old) Alternative Crop for North Florida

A Two Year Old Satsuma Grove Near Marianna, Florida around 1920State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/156264   North Florida, specifically Jackson County, according to citrus industry historians was once known as the ‘Satsuma Capital of the World.” During it’s peak, there were more than 3000 total acres dedicated to Satsuma production in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/02/09/satsuma-a-new-old-alternative-crop-for-north-florida/

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