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UF/IFAS Extension
Escambia County

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Escambia County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and our local community.

Contact

escambia@ifas.ufl.edu
850-475-5230
3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Dirty Dozen Invasive Species of the Month – Kudzu
Six Rivers “Dirty Dozen” Invasive Species Kudzu (Pueraria montana) Define Invasive Species: must have all of the following – Is non-native to the area, in our case northwest Florida Introduced by humans, whether intentional or accidental Causing either an environmental or economic problem, possibly both Define “Dirty Dozen”.

01/13/2022

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Starting Your Spring Garden Program
Spring gardening is just around the corner. Join UF IFAS Escambia Extension for a few tips and tricks for success with your summer garden

01/05/2022

The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me

01/04/2022

Weekly “What is it?”: Winter Grapefern
Old cemeteries are where we go to remember—to visit loved ones long gone, to learn our history, and to understand more about those who built our communities. They are quite places of reflection and peace

01/12/2022

Needlefish of the Florida Panhandle
I remember first seeing a needlefish as a young boy on Pensacola Beach.  We were either playing or snorkeling in Santa Rosa Sound and one of these long, sleek, “barracuda” looking fish swam by cruising the surface of the water

01/06/2022

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    It’s Coyote Season Again
    Over the years I have received many calls from beach residents with concerns about coyotes.  Encounters with this animal can be unnerving for many and the most common time of year for them is winter

    01/06/2022

    Life on the Beach in January
    During 2022 I plan to make weekly hikes on Pensacola Beach to see what sort of wildlife, or other natural phenomena, I encounter each month.  For the first January trip I did a short hike at Ft

    01/06/2022