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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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Learn more about Florida’s artificial reefs

Check out the connection between expired military equipment and artificial reefs!  https://spark.adobe.com/page/gZsU8hbgZ4OsV/ 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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Citizen Science: A Growing Hobby

By: Laura Tiu, Marine Science Extension Agent, Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Many people are fascinated by my job as a marine scientist. I often hear wishful comments of “I wish I had chosen an exciting career like that.” I’m here to … Continue reading

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Plant propagation lecture and mini plant sale

Many of our favorite woody shrubs and herbaceous plants can be started from cuttings. Here is an easy method that can be used to root dozens of plants at home. You’ll need the following supplies: Sharp hand pruners. Clean plastic … Continue reading

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Small cockroaches flying into homes & July plant clinic

The Asian cockroach was first identified as a newly introduced species in the U.S. in Lakeland, Florida in 1986. I started seeing this small cockroach in our area about 17 or 18 years ago. They’ve done well recently with the … Continue reading

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4-H Day Camps Summer 2017

By Veronica Graham Okaloosa County 4-H has been very busy so far this summer and we have many more opportunities available to youth in our community. Do you have an interest in joining 4-H but do not know what to … Continue reading

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