Tag Archive: Protection

Pollinator Protection

  Landscapes will soon be transitioning from the dormant phase to actively growing and one of the most beneficial insects of all will be back in action.  As soon as flowers open, bees will be visiting to gather pollen and nectar. This year be a little more observant in the landscape and at your local …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/12/pollinator-protection/

Satsuma Protection in Cold Weather Extremes

Citrus tree in Jackson County under the protection of a micro-irrigation system. Image Credit Doug Mayo This week, Northwest Florida received some of the coldest weather in recent years, with lows ranging from 14 ºF to 20 ºF two nights in a row. This had the potential to impact local citrus production areas heavily. It is still …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/11/satsuma-protection-in-cold-weather-extremes/

New 4-H Youth Protection Policy in Place

4-H Volunteers strive to provide safe and secure learning environments.   From time to time new laws regarding youth protection are considered by federal and/or state lawmakers.  As these new laws and regulations are passed their effects are wide-felt, and often they reach into the 4-H program.  One such federal regulation on youth protection was recently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/06/new-4-h-youth-protection-policy-in-place/

Cold Weather Approaching: Have a Citrus Protection Plan in Place

On the night of November 13th,  a mild freeze of 30°F occured in parts of Northwest Florida.  Don’t be caught without a citrus protection plan ! Satsuma Tree protected with micro-irrigation. Image Credit: UF IFAS Jackson County Extension How cold does it have to get before citrus in Northwest Florida needs to be protected? A concrete answer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/cold-weather-approaching-have-a-citrus-protection-plan-in-place/

Florida Rural and Family Lands Protection Program

Information provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture Applications accepted  July 15, 2013 through August 29, 2013 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is urging Florida’s agricultural land owners to consider applying to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. The goal of the program is to acquire perpetual agricultural conservation easements that ensure …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/13/florida-rural-and-family-lands-protection-program/

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