UF/IFAS
Extension Okaloosa County

Home » UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County » Category: Uncategorized

Category: Uncategorized

mosquito feeding on human arm

Dangerous Threat Lurking in Our Yards


June 23, 2020

Last week, I was viciously attacked by one of the world’s deadliest and most dangerous creatures. Mosquitoes are very deadly insects. Well, at least the females are. Males don’t feed on blood. Although their bite is really annoying, ... READ MORE

Category:
pine trees

Cool Season Wildlife Food Plots


April 17, 2020

When people put in food plots and are not successful, I normally see the following three problems as the causes. First, they didn’t consider soil pH or fertility. Second, they didn’t choose the right plant varieties for our area. ... READ MORE

Category:
Yellow giant swallowtail butterfly on pink phlox

Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly


April 14, 2020

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 swallowtail ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease,
Tags: Butterflies, Caterpillars, Citrus, Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteer, Orangedog Caterpillar
A food thermometer checking the cooking temperature of chicken.

How to Use a Food Thermometer


November 22, 2019

You can’t tell by looking if your food is done cooking. Using a food thermometer not only ensures your food is properly cooked to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also prevents overcooking. Check out this video for more information: https://www.facebook.com/UFIFASNWFCS/videos/vl.3187756837932254/491642101442297/?type=1   Sources: IsItDoneYet.gov Is ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, , Work & Life
Tags: Cooking Temperatures, Food Thermometer

Subscribe For More Great Content

IFAS Blogs Categories