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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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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.

07/21/2021

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,

04/01/2021

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

07/27/2021

Cucumber / Watermelon Salad
July in National Watermelon Month. Watermelon is a sweet, low-calorie summer treat

07/20/2021

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

07/20/2021

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    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

    07/20/2021

    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

    07/15/2021