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Six Rivers CISMA Dirty Dozen Invasive Species of the Month – Callery (Bradford) Pear
Six Rivers “Dirty Dozen” Invasive Species Callery Pear – Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana) 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.
Six Rivers CISMA EDRR Invasive Species of the Month – Water Hyacinth
EDRR Invasive Species Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) 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 EDRR Species: Early Detection Rapid.
What's Going on in Florida
Cover Crops & Soil Moisture Field Day at Walker’s Farm
Thursday April 22, 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Speakers & Topics: Sam & Scott Walker, Escambia County Producers Interest in the Project Dr. Michael Mulvaney, Cropping Systems Specialist WFREC Soil Moisture from Cover Crops Drew Schrimsher,
A Boost for Hernando County’s Scallop Season
Over the last year, a team of volunteers worked hard to help give the bay scallop population off Hernando's coast a much-needed boost. These volunteers go by the name of "Scallop Sitters
Cucumber / Watermelon Salad
July in National Watermelon Month. Watermelon is a sweet, low-calorie summer treat
Trying to Help the Sewage Problem
For almost a decade we have been trying to help with the sewage problems some of our area waterways have faced. You cannot always see the problems, but we do hear about them
Weekly “What is it?”: Sargassum
I am sure it drives the tourists a little crazy. After daydreaming all year of a week relaxing at the beach, they arrive and find the shores covered in leggy brown seaweed for long stretches
Cuban Treefrogs May Be Coming
We have written about these invasive animals before. But I recently returned from an extended vacation to find one report of a Cuban treefrog in Escambia County, in the Perdido Key area, and my colleague in Santa Rosa saying she had heard from several folks about them – and even had some brought into the office