The University of Florida has offices in all 67 Florida Counties. These Extension offices are part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and they offer you the “front door” to UF experts.
UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE
A little imagination, a decorative container and appropriate plants can turn a bare spot into a splash of color.
Consider using a container of annuals to add color to a backyard deck or a paved entrance way. Or what about that area under ... READ MORE
In order to earn a pesticide application certification for any of the Chapter 487 categories ( Private Applicator, Aquatic, Ornamental & Turf, etc.) you must pass the CORE exam. To renew any existing license (including Limited Commercial ... READ MORE
Do you need something fun and educational for your child to do this summer? The Okaloosa County Extension Office has a suggestion for you – Camp Timpoochee.
Camp Timpoochee, located in Niceville on the Choctawhatchee Bay, is the site ... READ MORE
Q. What’s the best lawn grass for North Florida?
A. Choosing a lawn grass involves selecting a grass that best fits the site conditions. Is the site shady, do you have an irrigation system, is salt spray or saltwater a factor? Means of establishment ... READ MORE
Spring Plant Sale
Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will hold their Spring Plant Sale 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22 at the Extension Annex located at 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach.
There will be a great selection of ... READ MORE
This year’s first plant clinic will be held Friday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd.
Bring a fresh sample of the weed, plant, insect, etc., that you’d ... READ MORE
Many people become frustrated with their lawns here in Florida. Our climate, sandy soils and pest problems are unique compared to most areas of the U.S. Most people follow incorrect lawn care practices in Florida. As a result, they waste money, ... READ MORE
Tomatoes are popular in the home garden and the Extension office receives many calls from gardeners concerning their tomato troubles.
Willie Chance, Extension Vegetable Crops Specialist in Georgia, describes common tomato problems in today’s ... READ MORE
This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (BIA), will include lawn, citrus and landscape seminars. The Home Show will be held February 25 and 26 at the Emerald Coast Convention ... READ MORE