In this Issue:
  • 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
  • Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings
  • Things to Consider Before Selling Your Timber
  • Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed
  • Florida Forestry Economic Highlights
  • Forestry

    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/

    Control Burning Newly Planted Longleaf Pines and Saplings

    Controlling competing vegetation and brown spot disease are two of the main reasons prescribe burns are recommended for young longleaf plantations:

  • Longleaf pine seedling do not compete well with vegetation, and will stay in the grass stage for years, if vegetation is not controlled by fire, mowing or herbicides. Using improved containerized seedlings, along with …

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  • Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/04/01/control-burning-newly-planted-longleaf-pines-and-saplings/

    Things to Consider Before Selling Your Timber

    A growing number of Panhandle landowners have limited experience when it comes to managing and marketing timber.  In many cases it is an heir, or a next generation land owner who actually manages the timber sales for the family farm.  Be aware that there are unscrupulous timber harvesters out there who promise landowners a fair …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/30/things-to-consider-before-selling-your-timber/

    Tropical Soda Apple – Not Just a Pasture Weed

    Every fall, about the time deer hunters begin hanging their tree stands for bow season I get calls wanting to know what this wicked weed is that is growing in the woods.  Many of our North Florida cattlemen are well familiar with Tropical Soda Apple (TSA) in pastures, but we also need to be diligent …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/10/16/tropical-soda-apple-not-just-a-pasture-weed/

    Florida Forestry Economic Highlights

    Source FL Forestry News:  Official Newsletter of the Florida Forestry Service
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    Since the 1930s, natural resource managers have relied on the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program, the most comprehensive forest monitoring and analysis system in existence. FIA is a reliable means of gauging changes to wildlife habitat, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/08/14/florida-forestry-economic-highlights/

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