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Renew and Earn Limited Lawn and Ornamental and Right-of-Way Pesticide Licenses

Need to obtain or renew one of the public works pesticide licenses?  Then join us on December 15th, 2016 in Ft. Walton Bch.  Attend one session or all four.  Earn from 1-9 CEUs in many categories.  For more information: … Read More

Limited Pesticide License Review and Exam

Earn the credits required to sit for the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance test.  Attend a review session for both the Limited Lawn and Ornamental or Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance certification exam.. Or obtain the required continuing education units… Read More

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Be prepared to apply fertilizer next spring. BMP certification is required to submit an application for the Commercial Urban Fertilizer Certification. Renew your pesticide certification while learning how to maintain the landscape.  These are the things you will learn by… Read More

Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series: Sea Turtles of the Emeald Coast

The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on April 28th at 5:00 PM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Sea Turtles of the Emerald Coast.” … Read More

Salty Topics Emerald Coast: Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration

The University of Florida IFAS Extension & Florida Sea Grant program of Okaloosa/Walton Counties invites you to join us on Mar 11th, 11:00 AM for our Salty Topics Emerald Coast Series “Marine Debris Removal for Coastal Habitat Restoration.” This free seminar… Read More

4-H

4-H is the exciting youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension.  Membership is open to all youth ages 5-18. 4-H offers youth opportunities to acquire knowledge, develop skills and form attitudes that will enable them to become… Read More

Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow giant swallowtail butterfly on pink phlox

One of the things to do while stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, is to look for caterpillars and butterflies in your landscape. I’ve noticed giant swallowtail butterflies (Papilio cresphontes) a little early this year. The giant… Read More

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants

Tobacco mosaic virus on tomato leaf

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at the time as… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More