In this Issue:
  • Forest Stewardship Tour of Sandhill Farm in Jackson County – October 5
  • Weed of the Week: Cogongrass
  • Certified Pile Burner Course – August 30 & September 13
  • Laurel Wilt Fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) Reflects the Spread of Redbay Ambrosia Beetles
  • Apply for the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program through July 31
  • Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill
  • Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25
  • Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App
  • Timber Tax Workshops for Landowners, Foresters, Accountants, and Attorneys – January 23, 26, or 31
  • Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm Tour October 14
  • Forestry

    Forest Stewardship Tour of Sandhill Farm in Jackson County – October 5

    Sandhill Farm – Property of David and Cindi Stewart Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Meet at the property at 9:00 AM CT – Adjourn after lunch

    When Cindi and David Stewart first saw the mosaic of sandhills, swamps, flatwoods and loblolly pine forest making up this 222-acre Jackson County property, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/forest-stewardship-tour-of-sandhill-farm-in-jackson-county-october-5/

    Weed of the Week: Cogongrass

    Cogongrass was accidentally introduced into Alabama in the 1900’s, but intentionally brought to Florida in the 1930’s as a potential forage and soil stabilizer. Currently it can be found in 73 countries and on every continent. Since being introduced Cogongrass has spread to nearly every county in Florida, and today is considered a major pest …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/weed-of-the-week-cogongrass/

    Certified Pile Burner Course – August 30 & September 13

    The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Service will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on Wednesday, August 30 in Milton, and Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Marianna and in Madison, FL.  (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state.  Check the website for the closest training …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/certified-pile-burner-course-august-30-september-13/

    Laurel Wilt Fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) Reflects the Spread of Redbay Ambrosia Beetles

    Ambrosia beetles are known for attacking various woody plants, causing some limb and stem dieback and sometimes plant death. There are at least 30 species of ambrosia beetles in Florida, several of which are non-native.

    Typically ambrosia beetles have a symbiotic relationship with a fungus which the beetles carry in their bodies. When the beetles …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/laurel-wilt-fungus-raffaelea-lauricola-reflects-the-spread-of-redbay-ambrosia-beetles/

    Apply for the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program through July 31

    The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, announced on June 15, 2017 that the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program will accept applications from non-industrial, private forest landowners through July 31.

    The southern pine beetle (SPB) is one of the most economically devastating forest pests …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/apply-for-the-southern-pine-beetle-prevention-program-by-july-31/

    Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill

    This week’s feature video highlights a handy innovation for farmers and ranchers.  A tool that allows you to uses your ladder and chainsaw as a portable sawmill.  Norwood Sawmills makes the PortaMill that landowners can use to convert logs into valuable lumber for less than $1,000.  With the PortaMill, you use your chainsaw as …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/21/friday-feature-portable-chainsaw-saw-mill/

    Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25

    May 25, 2017 9:00 am– 2:00 pm ET UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL,32351

    Join us to learn the necessary steps to get the best return on your timber investment and meet your forest management objectives. This workshop will cover local timber markets, the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/forest-stewardship-workshop-sell-your-timber-for-what-its-worth-may-25/

    Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

    On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

    Timber Tax Workshops for Landowners, Foresters, Accountants, and Attorneys – January 23, 26, or 31

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering workshops on income tax issues related to owning timberland and the production of forest products. The following topics will be covered:

    • Tax aspects of acquiring land
    • Allocating basis
    • Setting up timber accounts
    • Using separately identifiable properties
    • Calculating depletion allowance
    • Reporting income from harvesting timber
    • Reporting the cost of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/20/timber-tax-workshops-for-landowners-foresters-accountants-and-attorneys-january-23-26-or-31/

    Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm Tour October 14

    Farm Tour – Friday, October 14, 2016 – Meet at the property at 9:00 AM ET

    Congratulations are in order to the Register Family for their outstanding forest stewardship and being selected as Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farm for 2016. The Alonzo and Eliza Register Family Partnership, Ltc. was …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/07/floridas-outstanding-tree-farm-tour-october-14/

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