New Year’s Resolutions for your Landscape Seminar

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The beginning of a New Year is a great time to evaluate your lawn, landscape and garden and to formulate resolutions for the New Year that will lead to improvements. Otherwise, you’re likely to move well into 2016 making the same old mistakes that resulted in failures and frustrations with your lawn, landscape and garden. …

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Participate in Okaloosa County 2015 Peanut Butter Challenge

Donate Unopened Jars of Peanut Butter. Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

Join Okaloosa County Extension along with University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Peanut Producers Association to help take a bite out of hunger by participating in a local peanut butter drive. We are competing against other peanut producing counties in the Panhandle for the most jars of peanut …

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Tree Program for Arborists and Landscape Workers

November 4, 2015 is a free informative program designed to update you on pruning and tree biology.  FNGLA and ISA CEUs are approved.  For information: Tree_Pruning_Flyer

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Wildflowers of Northwest Florida Seminar & Fall Plant Sale

Wildflowers at Okaloosa County Extension Office. Photo Credit: Larry Williams

We are blessed with a wealth of native wildflowers here in Northwest Florida, many of which are blooming now. We get many questions from the public related to the identification of these plants, usually when these wildflowers are in bloom. So, we thought we’d offer a seminar for the public titled, “Wildflowers of Northwest Florida.” …

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Right-of-Way and Natural Areas Pest Management

Right-of-Way and Natural Areas Pest Management Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Okaloosa County Facility Maintenance Auditorium 5479 Old Bethel Rd Crestview, FL 32536 $10.00     11:30 – 12:00   Registration 12:00 – 12:50     Managing Tree Growth and Tree Pests 12:50 – 1:40    “Wild” Weed Identification and Management 1:40 – 1:55        Break 1:55 – 2:45 …

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Landscape Weed and Insect Pest Management

Landscape Weed and Insect Pest Management Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Okaloosa County Facility Maintenance Auditorium 5479 Old Bethel Rd Crestview, FL 32536 $10.00     7:00 – 7:30   Registration 7:30 – 8:20     FDACS Rules and Regulations for Chapter 482 and 487 8:20 – 9:10   Landscape Weed Identification 9:10 – 9:25     Break 9:25 -10:15 …

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Managing Weeds Safely

Managing Weeds Safely Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Okaloosa County Extension 3098 Airport Rd. Crestview, FL 32539 $10.00     8:30 – 9:00    Registration 9:00 – 9:50    The Environmental Fates of Pesticides 9:50 – 10:40  How To Read A Pesticide Label 10:40 – 10:55  Break 10:55 -11:45  Landscape Weed Identification 11:45 -12:35  Landscape Weed Control Methods …

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Plant Clinic this Friday to Help Diagnose Lawn, Landscape & Garden Problems

A plant clinic will be held Friday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard. The plant clinic is designed to provide a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis, including weeds for identification. Bring …

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Success with Trees Seminar Wednesday, August 19

Healthy trees provide many benefits for our environment and landscapes here in Northwest Florida. They cool our surroundings, buildings and homes in the hot summer months. Trees provide aesthetically pleasing views, provide privacy and so much more. In order to have success with trees, we need to begin by selecting the right tree for the …

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Time to Begin a Fall Vegetable Garden and to Attend Plant Clinic

Fall/Winter Vegetables. Photo Credit: FAMU

Our hot temperatures may not indicate it, but it’s time to begin a fall vegetable garden. Cool-season vegetables include many of the leafy-green vegetables such as cabbage, collards and spinach. Other cool-season vegetables that you can enjoy include radish, beets and carrots. Let’s take a closer look at some of the plants to be planted …

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