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Is it time to ban the can? What is BPA?

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February 3, 2012

By Shelley Swenson Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Is it time to Ban the Can? What is BPA and should I avoid it? Where is the research to support this concern? Has it been suggested to you through your reading or conversations that ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Bisphenol A, BPA, Cans, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, General Information, Linings, Safe Foods, Sustai, Wakulla

UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insect

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February 2, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations. But the ants’ social behaviors — such as hauling ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ants, Biocontrols, Fungi, Keyhani, Mosquitoes, Nemat Keyhani, Pereira, PLoS One, Red Imported Fire Ants, Roberto Pereira

Timber Marketing Seminar


January 25, 2012

Forest Stewardship Workshop: Grow Timber Revenue March 15, 2012 9 am - 3 pm CT Washington County Extension Office 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428. This program will provide guidance on timber management and marketing strategies that ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Forests

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil


January 17, 2012

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Big Bend Bugs!, Bug Identification, Bugs, Caterpillars, Environment, Hickory Horned Devil, Landscape, Les Harrison, Natural Wakulla, Nature, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County Extension

Arbor Day 2012


January 1, 2012

Free Trees at Arbor Day Festival Join Wakulla County Extension as we celebrate Arbor Day. January 21st will find the 8thannual Crawfordville Arbor Day celebration – and tree giveaway – at Hudson Park. Starting at 10am on Saturday, more ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Arbor Day, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Event, Families & Consumers, Free, Garden, General Information, Growing, Lawn & Garden, Master Gardener, Park, Sustai, Sustainable Living, Trees, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

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November 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cactus Bug, Everglades, Facebook, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Social Network, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

The Green Scene “November”

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November 9, 2011

Being Green: The Conservation House At the recent Mighty Mullet Festival, Sustainable Big Bend volunteers and I provided an educational booth featuring simple changes that can be easily made in your home to save energy. It was a great booth ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Disasters, Energy Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Saving Energy, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest

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November 1, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Add one more entry to corn’s list of abilities: helping to biologically control pests. Already a source of food and biofuel, University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biocontrol, Corn, Entomology And Nematology, Gall Midge, IFAS, Lance Osborne, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Twospotted Spider Mite, UF

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