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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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Weekly “What is it?”: Reading the Land
Most of our grandparents could do this, and certainly our ancestors before them. For people more dependent on the land and water than a grocery store to supply regular needs, a keen awareness of one’s surroundings can mean the difference between life or death


What's Going on in Florida

2021 UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge
Pensacola, Fla. --- The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension’s annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


Is the Salinity Good Enough for Scallops? The 2021 3rd Quarter Community Science Salinity Report
No question… The amount of rainfall Pensacola is getting this year (2021) has been amazing.  At the time of this writing, we are at 84


Weekly “What is it?”: Coastal Plain Honeycombhead & Gulf Coast solitary bee
Over my years of leading people on interpretive trail hikes, I have learned it is particularly important to know the names of whatever happens to be in bloom. These flowers are eye-catching, and inevitably someone will ask what they are


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    Early Detection Invasive Species of the Month – Water Spinach
    EDRR Invasive Species Swamp Morning Glory - Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica)   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:.


    Nutrients Still a Problem in Some Pensacola Area Waters – 2021 Report
    In the world of water quality, many experts agree that excessive nutrients are one of our larger problems.  Organic and inorganic compounds that “feed” plants help complete the food cycle, but in excess can generate algal blooms which can eventually decrease the dissolved oxygen content in the water and, depending on the species of phytoplankton, can release toxins – both of which can cause fish kills