Monthly Archive: December 2015

Angelina Sedum Shines in Winter Landscapes

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ is an evergreen perennial that adds some pizazz to winter landscapes. This low growing plant performs well in sunny, well-drained spots in the landscape but will also tolerate some shade. In the summer, the foliage is a brilliant chartreuse but after a few cold snaps it takes on a coppery bronze tinge …

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Information on gardening practices is freely shared between gardeners and many times the good advice is helpful in plant selection and improving plant growth. There are some passed along practices that are not always suitable for every situation and gardeners may need to investigate a little deeper before implementing the good advice. Soil test kit …

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Family Friendly Ideas to Ring in the New Year

Enjoy a high-energy game of exercise bingo as you race other teams to see who can win! This game is available at your local extension office. The New Year is upon us, and it is so fun to celebrate its coming with our families.  Do you have a favorite New Year’s Tradition? If not, there is …

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2016 Northwest Florida beef Conference & Trade Show February 10

2015 Beef Conference presentations The 31st annual Northwest Florida Beef Conference and Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, February 10th, in the Agriculture Conference Center, at the Jackson County Extension Office, located at 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida. Registration and the Trade Show open at 7:30 AM central time, the program starts at 8:15 AM, …

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Cotton Marketing News: Ending the Year with a more Positive Outlook

Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist Prices. 2015 has certainly been a challenging year. But the marketing year is less than half over and there may yet be better opportunities down the road. Most growers were looking for and holding out for 70 cents on Dec15 futures, and we just never got there—close but …

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When Will the Red Tide End?

This is a question I have been asked several times in the last week. As most of you know the red tide that has been occurring off the panhandle the last few months is still around. Dead fish were reported on Pensacola Beach again the weekend of Dec 12-13 and a few people said they …

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Twelve Days of a Nature Christmas

Tis the season… the days are shorter, the lines at the stores are longer, and everyone is busy getting ready. This newsletter is about natural resources and nature – so I was thinking about how we could all enjoy the spirit of this holiday for the wildlife and for our own peace of mind. Maybe …

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4-H Meets Community Needs through Service

Clear evidence of mastering a skill is being able to employ it in one’s everyday life. Knowledge is only as good as how we are able to use it. 4-H dedicates itself to educating youth with research based curriculum not only for their own benefit but also so they can share that knowledge with others. …

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Seasons Greetings

Powell Christmas Tree Farm, Sneads, FL Season’s Greetings from everyone on the Panhandle Agriculture Extension Team.  Make time for family over the holidays and celebrate the accomplishments and blessings of 2015.   Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Lead Editor for Panhandle Ag e-news – Jackson County Extension Director – Livestock & Forages Agent. My true …

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Owls – Florida’s Remarkable Birds of Prey

Because owls eat a variety of prey and are significant rodent predators, they are welcome residents on most farms and homesteads. This closeup of a barn owl shows the large eyes and dish shaped face that helps owls perfect their hearing and sight to hunt prey. Compliments UF/IFAS File Photo Some of my favorite creatures …

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