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Fair is a very busy time for Okaloosa County 4-H. There are just so many things to prepare for. Animals need baths, their hair and nails clipped. 4Hers are busy polishing off their skills in show and project delivery. It … Continue reading

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Water efficient landscapes don’t happen by chance. They happen by design. The following are ideas to help in designing a more water efficient landscape. An efficient water use design includes dividing the landscape into three water-use zones: low, medium and … Continue reading

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The Grass is Getting “Hungry”

Sheila Dunning Commercial Horticulture Agent II Northwest Florida’s weather patterns can present challenges to maintaining a health lawn. Heavy rains promote fast growth and relentless sunshine causes lawns to fade.  In the last 200 days we have received at least … Continue reading

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Check out the latest edition of The Compost Pile

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2017 Beekeeping in the Panhandle Summer Series

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Learn more about Florida’s artificial reefs

Check out the connection between expired military equipment and artificial reefs! Photo credit: Bernard Brzezinski  

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White spots on magnolia leaves & sandspur control in lawn

Q. My magnolia tree leaves have small white spots on them. I can scrape them off with my fingernail. What is this and will it damage my tree? A. More than likely this is a scale insect. It’s probably False … Continue reading

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