Eanderson350

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Date registered: January 22, 2015

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  1. Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds — May 12, 2017
  2. Growing Hops in the Panhandle — September 9, 2016
  3. Arthropod Pests of Strawberries — April 22, 2016
  4. Preparing Your Honey Bees for Winter — November 13, 2015
  5. Mikael L’Andre honored as Walton County Agricultural Innovator — August 21, 2015

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Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds

Fishermen aren’t the only people concerned with keeping ponds healthy, because fish can serve purposes other than adorning the dinner table. Some are kept as pets, and others serve to keep ponds free of aquatic weeds that might take over. Regardless of their purpose, sometimes things go wrong with fishponds. Anyone who owns or uses …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/low-oxygen-fish-kills-in-managed-ponds/

Growing Hops in the Panhandle

When one thinks of hops, one most likely thinks first of beer. The brewing of beer, and especially its subsequent consumption, are likely to eclipse thoughts of any other part of the process that brings such a tasty beverage to the table.  There’s considerably more to the craft than just the end result. It takes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/09/growing-hops-in-the-panhandle/

Arthropod Pests of Strawberries

Evan Anderson, Walton County Agriculture Agent

Strawberries are currently in full production, and seeing rows of beautiful berries at a u-pick operation, or flats of flawless fruits in the store makes it easy for the consumer to forget how many pests and diseases growers must deal with. Strawberries take a great deal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/22/arthropod-pests-of-strawberries/

Preparing Your Honey Bees for Winter

As temperatures in North Florida grow colder, honey bees will need some special attention. There are a number of management considerations local beekeepers need to be aware of.

Weather and Temperature

During the winter, honeybees are less able to gather enough food to support the colony. Make sure to supply them with enough nourishment to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/11/13/preparing-your-honey-bees-for-winter/

Mikael L’Andre honored as Walton County Agricultural Innovator

On Tuesday August 4, 2015, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fifth year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/21/mikael-landre-honored-as-walton-county-agricultural-innovator/

Low Tunnels Provide Year-Round Gardening Versatility

As the heat of the summer falls upon us, it may seem strange to start thinking about structures to protect crops from the weather.  A versatile structure, however, can do more than just protect crops from the cold. Low tunnels are one option that can be easily modified to provide extra shade for crops during …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/07/10/low-tunnels-provide-year-round-gardening-versatility/

Why Produce Farmers Should be Concerned about Food Safety

The United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, and it’s no coincidence. A lot of work has been put into developing rules that producers, processors, and distributors must follow in order to keep the food we eat safe. Even so, there are still plenty of instances where something goes wrong …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/02/20/why-produce-farmers-should-be-concerned-about-food-safety/