What’s All the Buzz about COVID in Deer?

What’s All the Buzz about COVID in Deer?

Samantha M. Wisely, Extension Specialist for Wildlife Diseases, University of Florida – What are SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19? Sudden acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, is the virus responsible for the global pandemic that began in late 2019....
Chronic Wasting Disease Gets Closer to Florida

Chronic Wasting Disease Gets Closer to Florida

Below is a bulletin sent out by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission on 01/10/2022 Chronic wasting disease or CWD was recently detected in a hunter-harvested deer in northwestern Alabama, making it the 28th state where CWD has been documented. It’s the...
Christmas Trees for Your Fishpond

Christmas Trees for Your Fishpond

There is something special about the tradition of a live Christmas tree. For many families the tradition of cutting and decorating the live tree is the prefect start to the holidays. But after you are done decking the halls and hanging the tinsel, most of the 13...
Controlling Invasive Cogongrass

Controlling Invasive Cogongrass

Over the last decade or so, the Panhandle has been overrun, and I don’t just mean by the summer beach traffic.  Rather, by an aggressive, exotic perennial grass that quickly displaces all native species.  Cogongrass is not useful as a forage for wildlife or livestock,...
Friday Feature:  Controlling Algae and Weeds in Ponds

Friday Feature: Controlling Algae and Weeds in Ponds

Summertime is peak season for all sorts of weeds on land, but it is also the time of year Extension Offices receive numerous calls about weeds in ponds.  Filamentous algae is the most common pond weed problem, but blue-green algae can be toxic to fish and livestock. ...