In this Issue:
  • Bay County Air Potato Challenge and Invasive Species Awareness Day a Success
  • A Robotic Mower Debuts at the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day
  • Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!
  • Meet the Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Keynote Speaker
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – February 10
  • Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop
  • Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18
  • Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series
  • Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards
  • Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna
  • Educational Workshop

    Bay County Air Potato Challenge and Invasive Species Awareness Day a Success

    On June 6th, we held an Invasive Species Workshop: Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness day at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Panama City. Over 700 air potato leaf beetles were distributed to more than 30 sites in Northwest Florida by citizen scientists to help manage the invasive air potato vine! We were joined by University …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/07/03/bay-county-air-potato-challenge-and-invasive-species-awareness-day-a-success/

    A Robotic Mower Debuts at the Gulf Coast Turfgrass Expo & Field Day

    Dr. Shaddox discusses the Miimo mower.

    A new research project at the West Florida Research and Education Center in Jay, FL is looking into the quality of turfgrass cut with a robotic mower.  The study is to determine whether the quality of St. Augustinegrass can be improved by continuous mowing with a robotic mower at 2.4″ height instead of the traditional …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/06/28/a-robotic-mower-debuts-at-the-gulfcoast-expo-turfgrass-field-day/

    Still Time to Register for the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!

    Register today for the 2018 Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference!  The Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference is scheduled for February 19th & 20th.  On the 19th we will go on an afternoon farm tour in Baldwin County, AL that will end with dinner (included) at Auburn University’s Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center in Fairhope.  Educational sessions …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/02/14/still-time-to-register-for-the-panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/10/meet-the-panhandle-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-keynote-speaker/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2018/01/10/mushroom-growing-workshop-february-10/

    Controlling Brush & Invasive Species Workshop

    Encroaching brush, whether native or invasive, can be a problem for properties large and small. Fighting woody brush and other hard-to-kill weed species can be challenging for property owners. Many factors affect the effectiveness and efficiency of control efforts. Timing of the application is a key factor that many property owners fail to consider. The …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/26/controlling-brush-invasive-species-workshop/

    Mushroom Growing Workshop – November 18

    The Jackson County Master Gardeners are hosting a hosting a Mushroom Growing Workshop on Saturday, November 18 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 oyster mushrooms. • Learn about mushroom nutrition. • Learn to culture your …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/10/24/mushroom-growing-workshop-november-18/

    Gear Up for Leon County Extension’s Garden Educator Training Series

      By Tiffany Torres Tiffany Torres is the Family Nutrition Program Northwest District Food Systems Specialist with UF/IFAS Extension. With the cooler months of fall upon us, school gardens across the Panhandle are beginning to awaken from their summer slumber. Soon, students and teachers will begin to replenish the soil, plant their seeds, and dive …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/09/18/gear-up-for-leon-county-extensions-garden-educator-training-series/

    Farmers Prepare for the New Food Safety Standards

    If you are a farmer, you have most likely heard about the Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, by now. If you are not a farmer, you probably do not know that food safety regulations are going through a big change. The FSMA, which was passed in 2011, is considered the largest update to food …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/05/11/farmers-prepare-for-the-new-food-safety-standards/

    Hydroponic Gardening Workshop – Marianna

    BASIC HYDROPONIC GARDENING WORKSHOP Learn hydroponic gardening basics. Identify suitable plants for hydroponic gardening. Learn plant food recommendations for hydroponic gardens. Go home with equipment for a small portable hydroponic garden. WHEN:                                  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 TIME:       …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/hort/2017/02/10/hydroponic-gardening-workshop-marianna/

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