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  1. Africanized Honey Bee First Responder Training May 8 — April 18, 2015
  2. Gulf Coast Small Farm Spring Field Day – May 29 — April 18, 2015
  3. Spiderwort Spreading and Could Become a Hay Field Pest — April 18, 2015
  4. Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon — April 18, 2015
  5. Peanut Planting and Variety Decisions — April 18, 2015

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Africanized Honey Bee First Responder Training May 8

The UF/IFAS Beekeeping in the Panhandle team is offering an Africanized Honey Bee Emergency Response Training on May 8, 2015 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Central, at the UF/IFAS Extension Washington County office, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. This training is important not only because of the potential for accidents involving Africanized bees, …

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Gulf Coast Small Farm Spring Field Day – May 29

All commercial vegetable growers are encouraged to attend the 2015 Spring Vegetable Field Day that will be held on May 29th at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research Education Center (4253 Experiment Way, Jay Florida). This year’s field day stops high tunnel organic tomatoes, high tunnel cucumbers, watermelon variety trial, disease identification control in melons, and …

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Spiderwort Spreading and Could Become a Hay Field Pest

Spiderwort growing up next to a fence along a rural roadway. This time each spring you can see purple flowering plants up and down roadsides all across North Florida.  Common Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), a.k.a. bluejacket, blooms really make the plants standout this time of year.  Typically the blooms are most noticeable in the morning and …

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Cotton Planting “Hopefully” to Begin Soon

We have had lots of rain across the region during the past week with over 6 inches recorded at the UF/IFAS West Florida REC, as of Thursday the 16th, with more predicted through Sunday. Cotton planting will get into high gear, as soon as fields dry out and conditions are right. Variety selection is always …

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Peanut Planting and Variety Decisions

Warming soils in the Florida Panhandle mean peanut planting time is just around the corner! Credit: Josh Thompson Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder Peanut planting time is just around the corner for most of the Florida panhandle, and warm April temperatures across the southeastern peanut belt mean that planting could begin sooner rather than later.  …

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Springtime is “Just Right” for Using Aquatic Herbicides

Monitor your ponds closely throughout the spring and make any necessary herbicide applications before weed growth becomes too excessive.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin Similar to Goldilocks’ porridge, water temperature doesn’t need to be too hot or too cold, it needs to be just right for using aquatic herbicides (70o – 80o F). Here in Florida, these …

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“And then it began to rain”… the April edition of Discovering the Panhandle

As we left the winter months and headed into spring I was expecting a lot of new blooms, new animal tracks, and more live encounters with wildlife… and then the rain began.  I do not know if the entire panhandle has been getting what Pensacola has but the rain has been nonstop for over a …

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4-H Can be a Life-long Passion

Dr. Williamson helping a 4-Her at a show There are many reasons why 4-H has stood the test of time for more than 100 years. In addition to its link with land grant universities, 4-H is family friendly and available in every state and every county in the US (and even some foreign countries like …

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Military 4-H Volunteers Hit the Bullseye

Volunteers insure that military youth have a consistent, quality 4-H experience. April is the Month of the Military Child, and no Volunteer Appreciation Celebration would be complete without acknowledging our 4-H military volunteers.  The team of volunteers and staff at the Naval Support Activity Youth Center in Panama City ensure that military youth have an opportunity to participate in …

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Horse Volunteers with Heart

UF IFAS Photo   Last year, more than 4,000 youth participated in the Florida 4-H Horse Project. These youth would have never had the opportunity to learn horsemanship and leadership skills without horse project volunteers. Project leaders not only work with 4-H clubs, they often serve on committees to help plan and implement shows and …

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