Blake Thaxton

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Name: Blake Thaxton
Date registered: April 10, 2012

Latest posts

  1. 2014 Peanut Festival — September 29, 2014
  2. 2013 Take a Bite Out of Hunger! — October 18, 2013
  3. 24th Annual Peanut Festival — September 17, 2013
  4. Green Industry – BMP training — May 31, 2013
  5. Florida Small Farms Conference 2013 — May 29, 2013

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Tech Driven Marketing Tools

The world has changed substantially in the past 25 years.  Not too long ago sharing a photograph with a friend would take days if not weeks.  Think about it, first you take the photo, then you must have the film developed, and finally you must send the actual photo through the mail for the friend …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/11/19/tech-driven-marketing-tools/

Beekeepers Field Day and Tradeshow

Come join us at the beekeepers field day and trade show! For more information call Blake Thaxton at (850)623-3868 or email him at bthaxton@ufl.edu 

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/11/05/beekeepers-field-day-and-tradeshow/

Take a Bite Out of Hunger!

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/10/11/take-a-bite-out-of-hunger/

Santa Rosa County’s Agricultural Innovator, 2012

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/09/27/santa-rosa-countys-agricultural-innovator-2012/

Downy Mildew on Cucurbits

Downy Mildew (Pseudoperonospora cubensis) has been spotted in Santa Rosa County on Pumpkins, Cucurbita pepo.  Downy Mildew (DM) can be devastating on cucurbits in fall plantings.  The disease occurs in temperate and tropic areas with adequate leaf wetness, usually by the dew, with high or low rainfall.  It affects most cucurbits including cucumber, melon, squash, pumpkins, and watermelons. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/23/downy-mildew-on-cucurbits/

Green Industry – BMP Training

As of January 2014 all companies applying fertilizer, commercially “for hire”, will be required to hold a fertilizer applicators license.  In order to obtain this license you must first become GI-BMP certified. 2014 isn’t that far away.  Take the time to attend a class this fall.  Don’t wait to the last minute and have to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/22/green-industry-bmp-training/

Pest Alert! Walnut Caterpillar

Walnut Caterpillar Damage to Pecan trees has been spotted in North Santa Rosa County. Some trees have been completely defoliated. The larvae feed on Walnut, Pecan, and various Hickory species.  All sizes of the host trees can be attacked, but usually the most damage is isolated to a few specimens.  The greatest amount of injury …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/08/pest-alert-walnut-caterpillar-2/

A Salty Situation

It seems Northwest Florida sure dodged a bullet when Tropical Storm Debbie decided to head east.  The citizens and structures may have dodged the bullet but the plant life had unseen pressures on it.  All of the plants in the coastal region of Northwest Florida have some salt tolerance associated with them if they are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/08/06/a-salty-situation/

The Great CEU Round-Up

The CEU Round-Up will be held on July 11 starting at 8:00 CDT at various County Extension Offices.  Attendees will receive CEUs in areas CORE CEU, Ag. Row Crop Prest Control, Aquatic Pest Control, Demo & Research, Forest Pest Control, Commercial L&O and more. Register Now on-line!

Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/06/13/the-great-ceu-round-up/

Water Why’s?

Do you want to save money, time, and protect our environment by using less water?  It’s time to take control of your landscape!  This 2-hour workshop will give you key information on how to be water whyser so you can save money, time, and a valuable resource.  You will learn: Why your irrigation system is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2012/06/11/water-whys/

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