In this Issue:
  • 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 Seminar June 30
  • Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop July 13
  • Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program
  • Forestry

    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/

    Forestry Seminar June 30

    Forestry Seminar

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Walton County Extension Office

    9:45 am2:00 pm

    Come learn about the latest on forest herbicides, cogon grass control, predicting future growth of your southern pines, cost-share programs and grazing livestock in the pines. Agenda

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/06/17/forestry-seminar-june-30/

    Advanced Forest Site Prep Herbicide Workshop July 13

    9 am to 2 pm, July 13, 2016 Eastern

    4 FL CEUs, 3.5 CFEs

    University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL 32351

    AGENDA

    • 8:15 Meet and Greet, coffee
    • 9:00 Welcome, Pat Minogue, R.F.,  Associate Professor …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/06/17/advanced-forest-site-prep-herbicide-workshop-july-13/

    Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on April 20, 2016 that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 29, 2016.

    “Cogongrass is one of the most aggressive weeds in Florida and is capable of rapidly choking …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/29/forest-service-offering-cogongrass-control-cost-share-program/

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