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Plants Don’t Live Forever

A New Yorker cartoon shows a lady shopping a garden center bench for plants. She has three choices at three price points: annuals, $ 6; perennials, $ 10; eternals, $ 749.95. No matter what the cost, plants don’t live forever. And if they did, what would they cost? They’d probably cost more than $ 749.95. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/18/plants-dont-live-forever/

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

Even cute, seemingly healthy baby chicks and ducks can carry Salmonella bacteria. Photo by Judy Biss Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from …

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“Panhandle Outdoors LIVE!” Schedule for 2016

Explore some of the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures with UF/IFAS Panhandle Outdoors Live! Photo by Judy Biss Northwest Florida is considered one of the top six biodiversity hotspots in the country. The reasons why begin with our unique water features.  Join us to explore these waters and learn more about the Panhandle’s hidden ecological treasures! …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/panhandle-outdoors-live-schedule-for-2016/

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE – Watershed School – Week’s Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Fishermen fish the marshes of Weeks Bay while a pelican looks on. Photo: WeeksBay.org Mobile Bay?… part of the Florida panhandle?… Really?… Well… yes… during the colonial period “West Florida” extended west to the Biloxi area and besides, all western panhandlers know we are really “lower Alabama”; we hear it a million times a year… …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/panhandle-outdoors-live-watershed-school-weeks-bay-national-estuarine-research-reserve/

“Panhandle Outdoors LIVE!” schedule for 2016 announced

The Florida Legislature has just convened for the 2016 session, and news from the capitol is already announcing a sweeping water bill on the fast-track to passage. Supporters are quoted as saying it would provide increased protection for certain key water resources in the State such as springs and the Everglades; opponents are quoted as …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/19/panhandle-outdoors-live-schedule-for-2016-announced/

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE! Hikes the Aucilla Sinks Trail

Hernando de Soto and his party crossed the Aucilla River sometime in October of 1539 and celebrated Christmas in what is now Tallahassee. Many things in Florida have changed since de Soto passed this way, but when the 2015 Panhandle Outdoors LIVE! tour hiked the Aucilla Sinks portion of the Florida Trail this September, many …

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Panhandle Outdoors LIVE – Aucilla River Sinks Hike

A portion of the Aucilla River flows through a landscape of dramatic and unusual geologic formations. Join us for this tour to see an amazing sequence of sinks and river rises, created as the river alternately disappears into the underlying karst and resurfaces. Fringed with moss-draped trees and native palms, the sinks are pools of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/21/panhandle-outdoors-live-aucilla-river-sinks-hike/

Panhandle Outdoors LIVE offers Aucilla River Sinks Tour September 30

Registration to hike the Aucilla River Sinks with your Extension Natural Resource Agents is now open to participants in previous Panhandle Outdoors LIVE! field tours. We hope you will join us for this 4.5-mile interpretive hike through one of the Panhandle’s most amazing karst landscapes and culturally significant places – home to the First Floridians! A portion of the Aucilla …

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4-H U Live Streaming Tonight!

4-H University will be streaming live for your viewing pleasure at http://florida4h.org/live/: Tune in to see the impact UF IFAS Extension 4-H has on Florida’s youth. Don’t miss the awards banquet tonight at 6PM Eastern/5PM Central.  During tonight’s program, you can see 4-Hers accept scholarships, watch the newly elected state officers inducted, and also see distinguished …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/30/4-h-u-live-streaming-tonight/

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

There is always a Salmonella infection risk associated with handling poultry.  Avoid droppings and carefully wash hands after handling to greatly reduce the risk.Photo Credit: iStockphoto There are currently four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections associated with contacting live poultry being investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/10/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry/

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