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Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10

The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, February 10 at the Jackson County Extension Office, 2741 Penn Ave., Marianna, FL. Shiitake mushrooms growing on a log. Photo Credit: University of Florida/IFAS MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake …

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February Weather Summary and Spring Forecast

National Weather Service estimated rainfall for February 2016. February 2016 The National Weather Service estimated that rainfall ranged from  10″ to as little as 2″ in February across the Florida Panhandle.  The dark red portions of the map received between 8-10″ and the light tan and yellow areas only 2-4″.  The map clearly shows where …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/05/february-weather-summary-and-spring-forecast/

Crops in Season: February

Although cool weather certainly makes Floridians feel like they’re experiencing winter, Florida farms are working in overdrive this February producing agricultural products for a whole lot of people who, because of COLD weather, are not able to grow their own crops. . The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services states that “Consumers around the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/20/crops-in-season-february/

Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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Start Fertilizing Citrus in February

As you have read in other articles in this blog, it is too early to fertilize your lawn; however, this is a good time to start fertilizing your citrus to ensure a healthy fruit crop later in the year. Orange grove at the University of Florida. UF/IFAS photo by Tara Piasio. Citrus benefits from regular …

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Effectively Controlling Row Crop Weeds Workshop February 19

Join us on February 19th at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama) to learn more about effectively controlling row crop weeds.  Lunch will be provided. Topics presented will feature: Resistant Weeds New Herbicides Latest Technologies Best Economical Control Weed Identification Call the Escambia County Extension Office at 867-7760 by February …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/13/effectively-controlling-row-crop-weeds-workshop-february-19/

SW Alabama Peanut Production Meeting February 26

The Escambia County / Alabama Peanut Production Meeting will be held on February 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Grace Fellowship Church (1412 East Nashville Avenue, Atmore, AL). Topics presented will include:  Market Outlook Variety Selection Insect Control Disease Update   To Register: Call Escambia County Extension, 251-867-7760 by February 18th. Last year’s healthy canopy …

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February 21-27 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Cogongrass flowering in Crestview in February. Photo by Jennifer Bearden National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is February 21-27, 2016.  This week is dedicated to focusing the nation on the impacts of Invasive species.  Non-native, exotic, invasive species do not naturally occur in an area.  They cause economic and environmental harm, and can negatively impact …

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February is not “Fertilizer Time” for Lawns

It Image courtesy UF / IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping It’s too early to fertilize our warm-season lawn grasses now. This includes the use of fertilizers contained in weed-and-feed products. There are a number of reasons why it’s best to wait to fertilize your lawn. First, the soil temperature is too cool for grass roots to …

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Enjoying Local Seafood; What’s in Peak Season for February?

There has been an increase interest, from both visitors and residents, in purchasing local seafood.  Here we are going to define local seafood as anything caught or grown within 200 miles of your location.  For Pensacola that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and much of Louisiana; for St. Mark’s that would include the Big Bend and much …

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