Judy Biss

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Name: Judy Biss
Date registered: October 18, 2011

Biography

Judy Biss is the Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent in Calhoun County, Florida

Latest posts

  1. Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training – April 28th — April 7, 2017
  2. Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration — March 10, 2017
  3. 2017 Beekeeping Workshop and Trade Show – April 21 & 22 — February 24, 2017
  4. A Salute to Rural Veterans — November 11, 2016
  5. Rice Production in Florida – a Minor, yet Uniquely Valuable Crop — November 4, 2016

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Private/Core Pesticide Applicator Training – April 28th

Are you in need of CEUs for renewal of your restricted use pesticide license? If you do not have a license, are you interested in obtaining one?

The UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County office will be offering restricted use pesticide applicator training on April 28th in two separate sessions to accommodate the varying needs of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/privatecore-pesticide-applicator-training-april-28th/

Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration

Even though the “work” beavers do can sometimes cause frustration to land owners, they are truly amazing creatures.  A number of questions have come into the Extension Office lately about managing beavers, so it is a good time to discuss a little about the history and biology of these unique animals, as well as the management …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/beavers-engineering-marvel-or-farmers-frustration/

2017 Beekeeping Workshop and Trade Show – April 21 & 22

The UF/IFAS Publication “Keeping Bees in Florida,” reports “There are over 4,000 registered beekeepers in the state of Florida (as of June 2016). Nearly three quarters of these are considered “backyard” beekeepers (0–10 colonies), while the remaining quarter are “sideline commercial” or “commercial” beekeepers (11–200 and 200+ colonies, respectively). In total there are over …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/2017-beekeeping-workshop-and-trade-show-april-21-22/

A Salute to Rural Veterans

I think we can all agree that political events in the United States over the last few weeks will be remembered in great detail in our history books.  While much of the country remains divided along political party lines, we are at the same time, strongly united by our profound and unending gratitude to America’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/11/a-salute-to-rural-veterans/

Rice Production in Florida – a Minor, yet Uniquely Valuable Crop

On a recent trip to Arkansas, I was captivated by the beauty of vast fields of flooded rice nearly ready for harvest.  That image is just something you don’t see every day in the Florida Panhandle!  Equally interesting is the fact that rice is a semi-aquatic plant, related to wild rice “cousins” which grow natively …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/04/rice-production-in-florida-a-minor-yet-uniquely-valuable-crop/

Zika Virus and Mosquito Control – Recommendations for Beekeepers and Rural Landowners

Judy Biss, UF/IFAS Extension Calhoun County Office, Jace Ford, Calhoun County Mosquito Control, Jeff Pippin, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apiary Inspection

By now you have probably heard about Zika Virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes.  As a beekeeper, you may be concerned about the safety of your bees during pesticide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/09/23/zika-virus-and-mosquito-control-recommendations-for-beekeepers-and-rural-landowners/

National Beekeeper Reports Reveal a Significant Decline in Colonies, Production, and Income

It has been a tough year for beekeepers.  Two recent national reports revealed that beekeepers suffered the triple whammy of colony loss, reduced honey production, and lower prices, all of which ultimately reduced income over this past production year.

The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA), and the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/06/17/national-beekeeper-reports-reveal-a-significant-decline-in-colonies-production-and-income/

“Panhandle Outdoors LIVE!” Schedule for 2016

Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  Join us to explore these waters and learn more about the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures!

“Panhandle Outdoors LIVE!” is stepping it up a notch for 2016.  This year we’ll explore four Panhandle …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/02/05/panhandle-outdoors-live-schedule-for-2016/

Pollination of Vegetable Crops to Maximize Your Crop’s Potential

It won’t be long until row crops and vegetable gardens are planted and thriving once again next spring. A sometimes taken for granted, yet critical element of any prosperous crop is successful pollination. Most of us know what “text book” pollination means, but did you know in cucurbit plants, (squash, melon, pumpkin) at least 1,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/01/22/pollination-of-vegetable-crops-maximize-your-crops-potential/

Owls – Florida’s Remarkable Birds of Prey

Some of my favorite creatures are owls, and as you can see by the quotes below, owls have captivated humans across the ages.

“And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.”
―Isaiah 34:13

“Owl,” …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/12/18/owls-floridas-remarkable-birds-of-prey/

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