Steps to solve plant problem may include visit to plant clinic

Step 1 Identify the plant. By knowing the type of plant you can begin relating causes to symptoms seen on the plants. Step 2 Survey the site. Is the problem occurring to one plant or a group of plants? Is it a local problem in your landscape only or are other plants of the same …

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Learn about native plants by taking a stroll along our native plant trail

Native Plant Trail Wetland Area. Photo Credit: Larry Williams

Join us for a casual stroll along our native plant trail at the UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20. The Extension Office is located at 3098 Airport Road in Crestview. During the quarter mile walk we will view the variety of native plants listed in the Master Gardener prepared …

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Lawn burweed and April plant clinic

Lawn burweed is a winter annual weed that becomes problematic in spring. It is a low-growing weed with leaves somewhat resembling a miniature version of parsley. Burweed seeds germinate in fall. The plants remain small and inconspicuous during winter. It’s not until temperatures warm in spring that this innocent-looking and often unnoticed weed begins rapid …

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Plant clinic and bee seminar offered in March

Lichen on Crape Myrtle Tree. Photo Credit: Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension

Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will provide two gardening events this month at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex located at 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. Plant Clinic The first plant clinic of this year will be provided by Okaloosa County Master Gardeners from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The …

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Pesticide Trainings

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If you need a Private Applicator Pesticide license or an Aquatic Pest Control license, we have the training for you. March 17, 2016 Aquatic Pest Control Training and Exam (CEUs available) from 8:00am-11:30am Private Applicator Training and Exam (CEUs available) from 9am-11:30am General Standards (CORE) Training and Exam (CEUs available) from Noon-4pm Cost is $10 …

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Don’t Be Fooled By Fertilizer

Getting ready for spring fertilizing and wondering what product to choose?  Join the First Tuesday Series at the Bob Sikes Library in Crestview on April 5th from 10:30 -11:30 am.  For More information: Library Program 2016  

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Managing Roses in the Commercial Landscape

Rose Management

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2016 Home Show includes lawn and garden seminars

Centipedegrass Lawn, Photo Credit: Dr. J. Bryan Unruh, UF/IFAS Extension Turfgrass Specialist

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn and gardening seminars. The Home Show will be held February 27 and 28 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, located at 1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE in Fort Walton Beach. On Saturday, February …

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2016 Camellia Workshop in Fort Walton Beach

The Greater Fort Walton Beach Camellia Society will conduct a free Camellia Workshop to introduce the camellia to area residents. This year’s workshop will be held Saturday, February 6 at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex, 127 NW Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. The workshop, which is free, is open to the public from 9AM …

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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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