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Trap Cropping: Another Effective Way To Control Insects

    Gohar Umar Extension Agent FAMU Nature has a way of making life as easy as possible, but it will not happen fast so planning is critical to success. One means is by putting some plants (trap… Read More

Saw Palmetto Is Native To Florida

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The visage of the palm fronds congers images of balmy tropics and sunny beaches, which is quite attractive given the recent subfreezing temperatures. The thatched roofs of seaside cabanas… Read More

Wicked Weeds: A Tangled Tale Of Thorny Smilax

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Certainly, Sleeping Beauty’s narcoleptic respite was secured by this plant. It is the very image of a noxious bramble which could be conjured up by an imaginative and resolute wicked… Read More

CHILLY WINTER IS PRIME TIME TO CONSIDER SPRING GARDEN

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival of chilly temperatures have, no doubt, proven the winter of 2016/17 is in progress. The cold days and freezing nights have taken a toll on power bills, auto… Read More

‘GONE TO SEED’ ISN’T A BAD THING IN TREES, PLANTS

    By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “Gone to seed” it is a distinctly American agricultural saying, usually with very negative connotations when applied to people, places and things.  The implication is the subject of the… Read More

MISTLETOE IS A PARASITIC PLANT IN HARDWOOD TREES

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director   Rudolph is polishing his nose and checking the intensity just in in case fog rolls in. Wakulla County’s children are ticking off the minutes and are, basic inclinations notwithstanding,… Read More

The Golden Glow Of Fall In Wakulla Is Goldenrod

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director “There is gold in them thar hills,” so was the call of the ‘49’ers who were beckoned to search for the elusive, but valuable, yellow metal. This enticement has lured hundreds… Read More

Signs All Over Wakulla, Including Pines

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director There are signs everywhere in Wakulla County. Some provide information, others offer products for sale, and many encourage the reader to vote for a particular candidate. Each in its own way… Read More

Rough Earth Snake Is Common In Eastern U.S.

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Words are a curious human creation. Each has at least one meaning or implication to the listener. The terms used today date back to long before recorded history began. Countless academics… Read More

Floridians Wanted to Observe The Weather

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is an organization of volunteers that collect and measure precipitation in the backyards of citizens from the Atlantic to the Pacific. CoCoRaHS is a wonderful opportunity to get involved… Read More