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JUNE PLANT CLINIC

A plant clinic will be held June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The plant clinic is designed to provide a place and time for people to bring in … Continue reading

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CORRECT MOWING, CORRECT LAWN PROBLEMS

Mowing your lawn correctly can improve your lawn. Two basic components of mowing are mowing height and mowing frequency. Correct mowing height varies based on type of grass. Bahiagrass should be cut from 3 to 4 inches high. Centipedegrass can … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION TO FLORIDA FOOD ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

Recently there has been an increase in interest in buying and using local foods and produce in the home or at restaurants.  Selling products made with these foods has become a profitable way for people to earn money and food … Continue reading

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IS CANNING AND PRESERVING A NEGLECTED ART?

Or has it become a healthy attitude among younger or younger at heart gardeners to eat more healthy foods straight from the garden or farmers market.  You don’t have to grow your own fruits or vegetables to learn the benefits … Continue reading

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BUILDING RESILIENCE WITH LIVING SHORELINES

By: Erika Zambello, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and Laura Tiu, UF/IFAS Marine Science Extension Agent Along quiet Alaqua Bayou on the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) Reservation, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) staff and AmeriCorps members have been busy. During the hot, … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH FERTILIZER KILLS CENTIPEDEGRASS

Are you dissatisfied with your centipedegrass lawn this spring? Do you have dead areas within your lawn that failed to turn green or areas that are weak, open and thinning with intermingled yellow grass blades? If so, you’re most likely … Continue reading

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ARMADILLOS LIKE IRRIGATED LAWNS DURING DRY WEATHER

Extended drought may cause armadillos to migrate to well-irrigated lawns and landscapes. This is because moist soil is available and they can dig more easily and find their food. Armadillos feed mainly on insects. This includes pest insects such as … Continue reading

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