Monthly Archive: January 2018

Extension’s Connection to Community

At this time of year, UF IFAS Extension agents across the state are compiling all of their phone calls, emails, field visits, number of programs held and participants attended to complete their annual report of accomplishment. As an extension agent, I can vouch that our annual reports are a bit of a record keeping challenge …

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Meet the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Keynote Speaker

Every gardener should know a thing or two about farming. Join UF/IFAS Extension at the 2018 Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference to not only learn about market vegetable production, fruit and nut production, and much more, but also to attend the pre-conference farm tour and listen to a speech by the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Joy …

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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. MUSHROOM GROWING WORKSHOP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM • Learn to grow shiitake mushrooms on logs. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Take home …

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Correcting Crape Murder

Are you guilty of “Crape Murder”, the dreaded horticultural sin that involves lopping off your beautiful Crape Myrtles fence post high and creating gnarly looking knuckles?  No need to raise hands, you know who you are!  Despite the cruelness of this act, all is not lost; there is still time to repent and change your …

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Winter Shrubs

The Thanksgiving turkey is but a distant memory, the stores are stocking for the spring, and Christmas decorations are coming down. The advent of the new year, finally brings the inevitability of cold and frosty weather. While nothing complements a nice eggnog or hot chocolate like a chill in the air, some northwest Florida landscape …

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When Should I Prune My Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower. While we cannot determine the exact time to prune the dooryard fruit trees in our rather variable …

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Make the Holiday Season Bright with Patio Citrus

Can’t ever figure out that perfect gift to give at the holidays? During the next gift giving season, why not try something a little different. Give a patio citrus tree! It’s a unique gift to give or receive here in the Sunshine State. One of the pleasures nearly all homeowners in Florida can enjoy is …

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