Tag Archive: Series

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 6th): Chinese Privet & Alligator Weed

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 6th: Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) & Alligator Weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides): Video courtesy of Aquatic and Invasive Plant Identification Series by the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Invasive Plant Management Section. Chinese Privet: Chinese Privet …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/06/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-6th-chinese-privet-alligator-weed/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 5th): Wild Hogs and Water Hyacinth

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 5th: Wild Hogs (Sus scrofa) & Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): Wild boar Photo Credit: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Wild Hogs: Wild Hogs, also called Feral Hogs, are not native to the United States.  Wild hogs are highly adaptable and can find suitable …

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Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 4th): Cogongrass and Hydrilla

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 4th: Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) & Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata): Cogongrass Photo Credit: Chris Evans, Illionois Wildlife Action Plan, www.bugwood.org Cogongrass: Cogongrass is one of the 10 worst weeds in the world.  This grass is an aggressive grower and forms colonies causing loss of productive forest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/04/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-4th-cogongrass-and-hydrilla/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 3rd): Tropical Soda Apple & Lionfish

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 3rd: Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) & Lionfish (Pterois volitans): Tropical Soda Apple Photo Credit: Jeffrey Mullahey, UF, Bugwood.org Tropical Soda Apple: Florida ranchers know Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) as the “Plant from Hell.” It was first noticed in south Florida, but its seeds …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/03/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-3rd-tropical-soda-apple-lionfish/

Invasive Species of the Day Series (March 2nd): Popcorn Tree & Torpedo Grass

National Invasive Species Awareness Week: March 3rd – March 8th March 2nd: Chinese Tallow (Sapium sebiferum) & Torpedo Grass (Panicum repens) Chinese Tallow Photo Credit Cheryl McCormick, UF, www.bugwood.org Chinese Tallow (Popcorn Tree): Benjamin Franklin has been blamed for introducing the invasive exotic Chinese Tallow tree to the Southeast when he mailed seeds to a planter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/02/invasive-species-of-the-day-series-march-2nd-popcorn-tree-torpedo-grass/

New BQA Video Series on Cattle Handling

Cattle producers have a new, high tech resource to learn tips on handling cattle, facility design, transportation, the different stages of production and much more. An internet video series, funded through the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) )Program’s Beef Checkoff, provides informative interviews with cattle handling experts.   This is a great tool to train people whether …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/11/new-bqa-video-series-on-cattle-handling/

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