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Tony Strickland Honored as Wakulla County Agricultural Innovator

Les Harrison, Wakulla County Extension recognized Tony Strickland as Agricultural Innovator in Wakulla County. On Thursday August 21, 2014, twelve Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jefferson County Opera House, in Monticello.  This is the fourth year these two organizations have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/20/tony-strickland-honored-as-wakulla-county-agricultural-innovator/

Manatees: Wakulla Springs Most Interesting Guests!

Check into the lodge at Wakulla Springs State park on a crisp cool evening and you are immediately greeted with the warmth of an open hearth fireplace and the security of stone walls radiating comfort and solace. These stately accommodations meet all your needs for refuge and rejuvenation with opportunities for an old fashion game …

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Agricultural Innovator: Wakulla County

On Friday August 9, 2013, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna.  This is the third year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers from the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/09/07/agricultural-innovator-wakulla-county/

Yellowstriped Armyworms in Wakulla County

Yellowstriped armyworms are currently eating their way through Wakulla County specialty crops. Yellowstriped armyworms, Spodoptera ornithogalli, have made an appearance in Wakulla County, Florida. While common in the eastern United States, and even as far west as the Rocky Mountains, as a pest its occurrence is limited primarily to the southeastern states. The larvae damage …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/16/yellowstriped-armyworms-in-wakulla-county/

Caterpillars Are Eating Well In Wakulla County

Whitemarked Tussock Moth caterpillars are one of may caterpillars now emerging in Wakulla County. All are hungery and ready to eat. Late May has seen the emergence of many caterpillars in Wakulla County.  All are chewing on leaves with wild abandon.  The following are some of the species making an appearance: Light populations of Whitemarked …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/24/caterpillars-are-eating-well-in-wakulla-county/

Kudzu Bug Makes First Appearance in Wakulla County

Kudzu bugs, with a taste for legumes, cotton and citrus, have made their first appearance in Wakulla County. The Kudzu Bug also known as the bean plataspid (Megacopta cribraria, Fabricius), was discovered in the Sopchoppy area of western Wakulla County last week populating a citrus tree.  Kudzu bugs are native to East Asia and were …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/11/kudzu-bug-makes-first-appearance-in-wakulla-county/

NW Florida Agricultural Innovators – Wakulla and Jefferson Counties

On Friday August 17th, 13 Innovative Farmers and Ranchers were recognized by University of Florida IFAS Extension and Farm Credit of Northwest Florida at the Jay Community Center in Santa Rosa County.  This is the second year these two organizations have teamed up to honor a selection of the most innovative farmers in the Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/02/nw-florida-agricultural-innovators-wakulla-and-jefferson-counties/

Wakulla Farmers Making Hay, When the Sun Shines

Wakulla County hay growers are hoping for a few dry days so haying can start. After a dry spring, the return of semi-regular rains in June was greatly appreciated by farmer and ranchers in Wakulla County.  The situation reversed with Tropical Storm Debbie’s 20 plus inches of rain in late June. Through July and into …

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Wakulla County Honeybees Doing Well After T.S. Debbie

Wakulla County’s honeybees are still bringing pollen to the hives. Wakulla County’s honeybees are still foraging as the available blooms are fading with the approach of summer’s dog days. Some pollen is still being brought to the hive by worker bees. Tropical Storm Debbie necessitated mosquito spraying in parts of the county, but with negligible …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/07/27/wakulla-county-honeybees-doing-well-after-t-s-debbie/

Wakulla County Pastures and Hayfields O.K., but…

The National Weather Service is forecasting hot, dry conditions for major grain and cattle producing states. Rains in Wakulla County and the remainder of the Big Bend region have been generally sufficient to support hay production and pasture growth.  Since Tropical Storm Debby, Wakulla County has received consistant rain with scattered showers in the area. Some …

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