Libbie Johnson

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Name: Libbie Johnson
Date registered: October 13, 2011
URL: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/

Biography

Agriculture agent at UF IFAS Escambia County Extension.

Latest posts

  1. Dry Weather has not deterred the Dragons among Us — May 11, 2018
  2. 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30 — May 11, 2018
  3. Cold Tolerant Citrus Production Workshop – June 2 — May 11, 2018
  4. Virus Infections in Cucurbit Crops — April 27, 2018
  5. Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market — October 13, 2017

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Dry Weather has not deterred the Dragons among Us

During a pond visit to the dry northern part of Escambia County, something caught my eye floating along the margins of the pond.

There, on the shore, perched on a blade of grass, was an empty dragonfly exoskeleton and a newly emerged adult dragonfly (see image below).  Dragonflies and damselflies belong to the Odonata order, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/dry-weather-has-not-deterred-the-dragons-among-us/

34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar – May 30

Members, Friends, and Supporters of the Florida Seed Association (FSA) are invited to attend the Florida Seed Association annual meeting. The 34th Annual FSA – UF/IFAS Seedsmen Seminar will take place on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.  The event will take place at the Florida Farm Bureau Building, 5700 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida. The cost …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/34th-annual-fsa-uf-ifas-seedsmen-seminar-may-30/

Cold Tolerant Citrus Production Workshop – June 2

Please join Extension agents and specialists from the University of Florida and University of Georgia for a highly informative Cold Tolerant Citrus Workshop. The event starts at 8:30 Eastern at the UF/IFAS Extension Taylor County office in Perry, Florida.

The following topics will be covered:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/11/cold-tolerant-citrus-production-workshop-june-2/

Virus Infections in Cucurbit Crops

 

Every growing season, farmers prepare for the expected diseases. You plant at the appropriate time, buy varieties that have resistance or tolerance to various diseases, utilize fungicides that have protective properties to try to reduce the chance of developing problems, water in a timely manner, and grow your crop with a multitude of best …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/virus-infections-in-cucurbit-crops/

Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market

A new program, hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is helping local farmers and producers maximize their growth potential through export sales!

This program provides a scholarship to qualified recipients, which facilitates the development of a uniquely customized Agribusiness Export Marketing Plan. These plans assist “new-to-export” and “currently exporting” growers and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/cost-share-program-to-grow-sales-through-an-export-market/

Moisture Monitoring, Cover Crops, and Best Management Practices for Crop Farmers

On August 10th, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa and Escambia County Extension hosted a field day covering moisture monitoring, cover crops, and best management practices at Mickey Diamond’s Farm.  Through a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Best Management Practice (BMP) mini-grant, UF/IFAS Extension, FDACS, and NRCS have been able to examine how cover crops …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/moisture-monitoring-cover-crops-and-best-management-practices-for-crop-farmers/

Alabama Cooperative Extension offers Training for use of Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Crops

Alabama Cooperative Extension will offer training for anyone who will be applying auxin herbicides to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant crops. While mandatory for Alabama farmers, Florida farmers can also attend these educational classes.  See the table below for the date, time, and location closest to you.  All Alabama producers that are planning on using this …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/03/alabama-cooperative-extension-offers-training-for-use-of-dicamba-and-24-d-resistant-crops/

UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge Tackles Hunger in the Panhandle

Samantha Grenrock, UF/IFAS Communications Service

Thanks to a partnership of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and the Florida Peanut Producers Association, food pantries from Pensacola to Monticello will receive thousands of jars of donated peanut butter this December.

“The Peanut Butter Challenge not only raises awareness about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/ufifas-extension-peanut-butter-challenge-tackles-hunger-in-the-panhandle/

Cover Crop Mixture Considerations for 2017

 

As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option for many producers in the Florida Panhandle. One Escambia County grower planted an interesting cover crop mixture that has garnered a lot of attention locally this summer. Following his corn crop, he planted a mixture of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/18/cover-crop-mixture-considerations-for-2017/

Persimmon Problems this Fall

 

Japanese persimmons are a real treat in the Fall, and for those who enjoy growing fruit, they are a relatively problem free option.  The tree can reach 30 feet tall, if planted in full sun and well drained soils that receive ample moisture.  The orange-yellow fruit really makes a great show in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/persimmon-problems-this-fall/

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