In this Issue:
  • Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management
  • Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds
  • Pond Weed Management Workshop June 8th
  • Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application
  • 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
  • Wildlife

    Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

    Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. That was the case this year also, with one notable difference; the calls started coming in March and April, not June and July as they would during a “typical” year. Aquatic weeds typically die back or …

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    Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds

    Fishermen aren’t the only people concerned with keeping ponds healthy, because fish can serve purposes other than adorning the dinner table. Some are kept as pets, and others serve to keep ponds free of aquatic weeds that might take over. Regardless of their purpose, sometimes things go wrong with fishponds. Anyone who owns or uses …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/low-oxygen-fish-kills-in-managed-ponds/

    Pond Weed Management Workshop June 8th

    A pond can be a source of great enjoyment or great frustration for a landowner. Excessive growth of aquatic plants can be one of the surest ways to tip the scales from enjoyment to frustration. Pond weeds can alter the aesthetics of a pond and have a negative impact on recreational activities, like fishing and …

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    Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

    This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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