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  1. Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28 — October 21, 2014
  2. Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4th Annual Workshop & Tradeshow November 14th and 15th — October 21, 2014
  3. Pest Alert! Cross-Striped Cabbageworms — October 21, 2014
  4. Florida Native Plants: Beautyberry — October 21, 2014
  5. Armadillos: Midnight Lawn Marauders — October 20, 2014

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Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28

Strawberries for the Home Garden Tuesday October 28, 2014 UF IFAS Extension Washington County Learn how to grow strawberries in the Florida fall home garden ! Where: Washington County Ag Center East Wing Conference Room 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 When: Tuesday October 28th , 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm Cost: $ 10.00. Refreshments Served Limit 30 participants …

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Beekeeping in the Panhandle 4th Annual Workshop & Tradeshow November 14th and 15th

  The Florida State Beekeepers, Central Panhandle, Chipola, and Tupelo Beekeepers Associations, in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture, and UF/IFAS Extension, are proud to offer the 4th annual Beekeepers Workshop & Trade-show November 14th & 15th! This event will provide hands-on educational opportunities including interaction with expert beekeepers, open hive demonstrations, and more!  …

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Pest Alert! Cross-Striped Cabbageworms

Cross-Striped Cabbageworm – Photo credits: Blake Thaxton Panhandle gardeners have their fall gardens planted and our growing rapidly.  What the gardeners may start noticing is shotgun damage to cabbage leaves in their garden.  The suspect for this damage is the Cross-Striped Cabbageworm. The Cross-Striped Cabbageworm have black and white markings on the back of the caterpillar …

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Florida Native Plants: Beautyberry

This autumn you may notice shrubs with long, arching branches sporting clusters of shiny purple berries. That beautiful sight is the Beautyberry, or Callicarpa americana. This native is found throughout Florida and the southern United States, west into Texas and north to Tennessee and Virginia. Beautyberry in the fall. Photo credit: Mary Derrick, UF IFAS Extension. In …

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Armadillos: Midnight Lawn Marauders

Appearing clumsy and bumbling at first glance, these exotic invaders quickly damage landscapes in search of tasty insects. It can be pretty discouraging to step out one morning to find a lawn pock-marked like the lunar surface. Stunned surprise then anger is usually the owner’s response. The offender is not the neighborhood teenager with a …

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Dairy Margin Protection Program Seminars

The 2014 Farm Bill provides new risk management options for dairy farms. Photo credit: Doug Mayo The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and University of Florida/IFAS Extension are teaming up to offer educational seminars to help dairy farmers understand the new risk management program created for them by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Dairy farmers have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/18/dairy-margin-protection-program-seminars/

Marvel & Justin Williams Honored as Holmes County Agricultural Innovators

Marvel Williams was recognized as the Holmes County Agricultural Innovator by his friend and local Holmes County Agent, Shep Eubanks. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the …

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The Peanut Butter Challenge is Underway

The 2014 Peanut Butter Challenge is now underway in every county in the Panhandle. The PB Challenge is a food collection drive of peanut butter from within each of the 16 UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District Counties.  In addition to what is collected from the Peanut Butter Challenge, the Florida Peanut Producers Association  provides two pallets of peanut …

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Agritourism: a Growing Industry in the Panhandle

Agritourism – Holmes County Corn Maze – Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hammack Agritourism is an industry that provides alternative income opportunities for Panhandle agricultural producers, while providing recreational opportunities for tourists, schools, churches, and other organizations.  Agritourism activities also promote agriculture, and the vital role that agriculture plays in our daily lives, and the Florida …

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Mechanical Pruning of Muscadine Grapevines

Muscadine grapevines Photo credit: Pete Anderson Muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) subgenus Muscadinia are different from European and American bunch grapes (subgenus Euvitis) in chromosome number, vine and berry morphology, and juice characteristics. In contrast to Euvitis grapes, very little data is available concerning training and pruning methods. A two wire vertical training (2WV), a …

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