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Les Harrison is Retiring

Les Harrison Retires 5 28 2020

The Wakulla News presents 5/21/2020 Article & Photo By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer   Les Harrison stands outside of the Wakulla County office of the UF/IFAS Extension office. Les Harrison’s final day as director of… Read More

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Office CLOSED

Public Annc Closed feat

  The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color,… Read More

UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension NOTICE

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion,… Read More

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

USDA FSA USA

USDA United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Electronic News Service Bulletin Click on the Farm Service Agency Bulletin Link (pict.) below to view in official web page

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

Cattails

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Assassin Bug

Assassin bug

The untamed residents of North Florida The growing season is underway with plenty of moisture recently and the acceptable temperature range. Home gardens are delivering quite the bounty for those who have made the effort to cultivate their… Read More

Honeybees: Historic Pollinators

Article and Audio Introduction by Les Harrison The world of social media is always abuzz with a variety of topics. This time of year there are many postings on the nearly endless list of blooming flower which are… Read More

Wild Azaleas Are Here To Stay

Azaleas and bee

by Les Harrison There is something to be said about being a longtime resident. While it does limit ones outlook from a global perspective, it promotes focus on perfecting applicable traits which are close to home. The unique,… Read More

Coral Ardisia: A Pretty Problem (Video)

In this Wakulla County Extension video classic, I discuss the invasive plant species Coral Ardisia and how it was introduced to Florida and Wakulla County. For more information contact Les at 850-926-3931.