Tag Archive: Week

What Caused the Fish Kill Along the Florida Panhandle This Week?

  This past week hundreds of dead fish washed ashore between Escambia and Okaloosa counties. Most were of one species but there were others who died and it appeared they had been in the water for quite a while. Determining the cause of fish kill can be tricky. You can observe how many different species were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/20/what-caused-the-fish-kill-along-the-florida-panhandle-this-week/

S.H.A.R.E. During National Pollinator Week – June 15-21, 2015

Everyone with a landscape can make a difference for pollinators.  Simply Having Areas Reserved for the Environment enables homeowners, land managers, farmers, individuals, corporations, schools, roadside managers, and golf courses to increase the number of pollinators in the area by making conscious choices to include plants that provide essential habitat for bees, bats, birds, butterflies, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/28/s-h-a-r-e-during-national-pollinator-week-june-15-21-2015/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) – February 22-28, 2015

Many plants and animals have been introduced to new regions for centuries, as people have discovered new lands.  These transient species are known as non-natives, and can become invasive. Invasive species occur throughout the world and may blend in, be nondescript or highly attractive; they can be plant or animal; terrestrial or aquatic; they may …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/23/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-nisaw-february-22-28-2015/

America Saves Week ~ Online Challenge

America Saves Week 2015 ~ February 23 – February 28 America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and for individuals to assess their own savings status. Typically, thousands of organizations participate in the Week, reaching …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/28/america-saves-week-online-challenge/

Insect Problems Accelerate this Week in Crops

Mark Mauldin, Washington County agent finding beet armyworms and soybean loopers. Photo: Josh Thompson It’s been a busy week for insect pests, especially caterpillars. It seems that every square mile in Jackson and surrounding counties has armyworms in it right now; including pastures, hayfields, peanuts, soybeans, lawns and anywhere in between. In addition to armyworms …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/02/insect-problems-accelerate-this-week-in-crops/

Be Prepared. Be Ready. Stay Safe: National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014

May 25 – 31, 2014 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is a good time to prepare your family, property, and pets for severe weather situations. The dangers of a hurricane are numerous:  heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds, tornadoes, and in our coastal areas, high tide and rip currents. UF/IFAS Extension has information to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/28/be-prepared-be-ready-stay-safe-national-hurricane-preparedness-week-2014/

Crop Planting Resumed this Week

Planting cotton in Bascom, FL. Photo: J. Thompson Its prime time for cotton and peanut planting, but the excessive rainfall last week brought planting to a halt. Some growers in the northeast corner of Jackson County, where soils are very sandy, were able to begin planting again this week. The rest of the region is still pretty …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/10/crop-planting-resumed-this-week/

Santa Rosa County Ag Suffers Loss from Floods this Week

A flooded field in Santa Rosa County, FL. Photo by Mike Donahoe. Initial surveys by Extension Agriculture Agents and USDA personnel revealed significant damage to agricultural interests in Santa Rosa County from this week’s flood. Rainfall throughout the county was highly variable ranging from 6 to 20+ inches during the April 29-30 event. Fortunately, amounts …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/santa-rosa-county-ag-suffers-loss-from-floods-this-week/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week March 1st-9th

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country, Northwest Florida contains many unique upland, wetland, and marine habitats which house a variety of plants and animals. Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause harm to the environment, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/02/28/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-march-1st-9th/

National Invasive Species Awareness Week March 3rd – March 8th

Invasive Species Awareness: How is Your Invader Knowledge? Invasive species are non-native or exotic species that do not naturally occur in an area and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.  These invasive species have become the number one threat to biodiversity on protected lands.  However, invasive species do not know boundaries …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/01/national-invasive-species-awareness-week-march-3rd-march-8th/

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