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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.

3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, FL 32533


Monday - Friday
8am - 4:30pm

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Barrier Island Wildlife in the Florida Panhandle Part 1 – The Island
There are a lot of cool and interesting creatures that live on the barrier islands of Northwest Florida.  The conditions out there require they make changes and adaptations different from what they would do in a more upland or wetland environment


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


Can We Eradicate Giant Salvinia from the Florida Panhandle?
Based on the number of EDDMapS records for the panhandle – yes… we can. And if these records are accurate – yes… we should


Weekly “What is it?”: Fog
My son is a student at a university located atop a mountain in rural Tennessee. The fog there is so heavy and frequent during parts of the year that it’s jokingly treated like a part of campus, no different than the dining hall or dorms


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    Can We Eradicate Cogongrass from the Panhandle Barrier Islands?
    Most of us have heard of invasive cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica).  It arrived in the early part of the of the 20th century near Mobile Alabama and has spread across the lower southeast


    Assessing the Status of Diamondback Terrapins in the Florida Panhandle 2022 Annual Update
    Introduction The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) is the only resident brackish water turtle in the United States.  Ranging from Massachusetts to Texas