In this Issue:
  • Jackson County Certified Pile Burner Course Rescheduled for November 14
  • Weed of the Week: Cogongrass
  • Laurel Wilt Fungus (Raffaelea lauricola) Reflects the Spread of Redbay Ambrosia Beetles
  • Friday Feature: Portable Chainsaw Sawmill
  • Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App
  • 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

    Jackson County Certified Pile Burner Course Rescheduled for November 14

    The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County have rescheduled the Certified Pile Burners Course for Tuesday, November 14 in Marianna, FL.  (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state.  Check the website for the closest training to your location:  FFS Training Scheudule).   This training will be …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/20/certified-pile-burner-course-august-30-september-13/

    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/

    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/

    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/

    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/

    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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