Tag Archive: First

Bay County Deploys First Super Reefs in Panama City Beach

Earlier this year, Bay County completed an artificial reef project in Gulf waters approximately 3 nautical miles (nm) south of the Panama City Beach Pier (Pier Park) and 11 nm west of St Andrew Bay Pass in Small Area Artificial Reef Site D. On May 14, five Super Reefs were deployed, each weighing approximately 36,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/08/18/bay-county-deploys-first-super-reefs-in-panama-city-beach/

Florida’s First Capital and First High Rise? – Jefferson County’s Letchworth-Love Mounds Archeological State Park

It’s a calm clear weekday in January. There’s a single buzzard soaring above, two squirrels scurrying in the trees and a pileated woodpecker calling in the distance. It’s hard to imagine this site was the capital of civilization in North Florida some 1200 or more years ago. The visible exception is the weathered remnant of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/25/floridas-first-capital-and-first-high-rise-jefferson-countys-letchworth-love-mounds-archeological-state-park/

Season’s First Incidence of Cotton Corynespora Target Spot Confirmed in Santa Rosa County

Fig1: Target spot on cotton. This season’s first incidence of Corynespora target spot in cotton has been confirmed in Santa Rosa County. By: Dr. Michael J. Mulvaney (Cropping Systems Specialist, University of Florida, IFAS Extension, West Florida Research and Education Center, Jay, FL), Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault (Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/seasons-first-incidence-of-cotton-corynespora-target-spot-confirmed-in-santa-rosa-county/

Africanized Honey Bee First Responder Training May 8

The UF/IFAS Beekeeping in the Panhandle team is offering an Africanized Honey Bee Emergency Response Training on May 8, 2015 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Central, at the UF/IFAS Extension Washington County office, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. This training is important not only because of the potential for accidents involving Africanized bees, …

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The Cow is the First Source of Calf Health

Colostrum consumption is a key factor in the long-term health of newborn calves. This calf needs to get up and nurse several times within the first four hours after birth, to ensure adequate consumption. (Alachua, Florida) When it comes to the health of newborn calves, it all starts with the cow. The cow’s plain of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/07/the-cow-is-the-first-source-of-calf-health/

UF/IFAS Leon County Extension is Among First Three Commercial “Zero Net Energy” Buildings in Florida!

The old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not always apply. During a recent national webinar, research staff at the New Buildings Institute (NBI) headquartered in Vancouver, Washington profiled the University of Florida IFAS Leon County Extension building as a case study. This project proves that older office buildings can be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/18/ufifas-leon-county-extension-is-among-first-three-commercial-zero-net-energy-buildings-in-florida/

Kudzu Bug Makes First Appearance in Wakulla County

Kudzu bugs, with a taste for legumes, cotton and citrus, have made their first appearance in Wakulla County. The Kudzu Bug also known as the bean plataspid (Megacopta cribraria, Fabricius), was discovered in the Sopchoppy area of western Wakulla County last week populating a citrus tree.  Kudzu bugs are native to East Asia and were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/11/kudzu-bug-makes-first-appearance-in-wakulla-county/

Soil Test First!

Matthew Orwat, Horticulture Agent I, Washington County Extension Last week’s warm spring-like weather has reminded producers that it is time to prepare this year’s fertility  management plan. This reminder is timely because there is still time to prepare for the growing season ahead. Before producers add fertilize or lime, however, it is vital to understand …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/19/soil-test-first/

Southern Armyworm Makes First Appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County

Southern Armyworms have make their presence known in Wakulla County by consuming one gardeners efforts. Southern Armyworms, Spodoptera eridania, has made its first appearance of 2012 in Wakulla County on April 19.  A home gardener brought in the samples seen in the photograph above. While most were still in the larva stage, the gardener had …

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