In this Issue:
  • Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration
  • Feral Swine Workshop – March 9
  • West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3
  • Pond Management Workshop – February 15
  • Managing Forests and Farms for Fish and Wildlife Workshop – January 12
  • 2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida
  • Don’t Rush Wildlife Plot Plantings – Wait on Rain
  • Snakes of the Florida Panhandle: Southern Copperhead
  • Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School
  • Planning Ahead for Dove Season
  • Wildlife

    Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration

    Even though the “work” beavers do can sometimes cause frustration to land owners, they are truly amazing creatures.  A number of questions have come into the Extension Office lately about managing beavers, so it is a good time to discuss a little about the history and biology of these unique animals, as well as the management …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/beavers-engineering-marvel-or-farmers-frustration/

    Feral Swine Workshop – March 9

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    Feral Swine Workshop Thursday, March 9, 2017 4 p.m. CST Jackson County Extension Office – North Meeting Room

    2741 Pennsylvania Avenue – Marianna, FL 32448

    This workshop is open to all landowners, farmers, hunters, trappers of wild hogs, as well as other animal industry and government …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/feral-swine-workshop-march-9/

    West Florida Winter Forage and Wildlife Food Plot Tour – March 3

    Choosing the Right Cool-season Forage

    Many different grasses, legumes, and forage blends are used for winter grazing and wildlife food plots. The livestock producer or wildlife enthusiast must choose forages that are best adapted to the soil and climatic conditions at his/her location.

    Cattle, horse, and small ruminant producers and wildlife enthusiasts from Northwest Florida …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/west-florida-winter-forage-and-wildlife-food-plot-tour-march-3/

    Pond Management Workshop – February 15

    February 15, 2017 UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

    Topics:

    • Pond Management Goals

    • Fish Stocking Options for Your Pond

    • Fish Management Options

    • Water Quality and its Management

    • Weed ID & Control

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/27/pond-management-workshop-february-15/

    Managing Forests and Farms for Fish and Wildlife Workshop – January 12

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) along with the Florida Forest Service, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Office of Ag Water Policy, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, and University of Florida IFAS Extension will hold a public workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Marianna to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/managing-forests-and-farms-for-fish-and-wildlife-workshop-january-12/

    2016 Corn Variety Trial Summary from Jay, Florida

    Santa Rosa County is not a major corn producer, as compared to the Midwest, but farmers there do grow 600-800 acres of field corn each year. These producers plant corn as a summer rotational crop, some for cattle feed, and a significant acreage is planted and sold to our wildlife enthusiasts.

    The University of Florida/IFAS, West Florida Research …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/12/16/2016-corn-variety-trials-in-jay-florida/

    Don’t Rush Wildlife Plot Plantings – Wait on Rain

    It should be too late in the year for an article about cool season food plots; they should already be up and growing, at the very least planted. It’s November, archery season has begun, the fall food plot ship should have already sailed. However, due to the incredibly dry weather we’ve had for the past …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/11/04/dont-rush-wildlife-plot-plantings-wait-on-rain/

    Snakes of the Florida Panhandle: Southern Copperhead

    There are approximately 44 species of snakes found in Florida.  The Southern Copperhead is one of only six venomous snakes that one might encounter while outdoors in the Florida Panhandle.    A uniquely beautiful and secretive snake, they historically have only been found in the Panhandle counties of Gadsden, Liberty, Jackson, and Calhoun along the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/08/12/southern-copperhead-in-the-florida-panhandle/

    Panhandle Outdoors: St. Joseph Bay Coastal Ecosystem Water School

    Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  The University of Florida IFAS Extension faculty are expanding their acclaimed “Panhandle Outdoors Live!” field trips into two-day events for 2016. They will include presentations as well as traditional excursions to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/22/panhandle-outdoors-st-joseph-bay-coastal-ecosystem-water-school/

    Planning Ahead for Dove Season

    Planning Ahead for Dove Season

    Every Fall, sportsmen of all ages set their sights on the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), one of the most widely hunted migratory birds in the United States.  Because it is migratory bird, management falls under federal and state regulations.  Annually, Extension agents receive questions about the legality of putting out …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/07/08/planning-ahead-for-dove-season/

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