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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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Seagrass Situation
Imagine… It is 1922 and you are rowing your wooden skiff from a small beach house near what will become the town of Gulf Breeze Florida across Santa Rosa Sound on your way to Santa Rosa Island.  The water is 10-15 feet deep, and you can see the bottom


What's Going on in Florida

Basics to Canning
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Extension’s 108th Anniversary
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s also the 108th anniversary of an obscure piece of legislation that might also play an important role in your life


Video: Perennial Peanut Considerations as a Lawn
Turfgrass remains a popular groundcover for most home landscapes. Perennial peanut offers potential as a turfgrass companion in North Florida


Weekly “What is it?”: Goose barnacles
It was a typical weekday evening text for me—a video from a friend showing several interesting sea creatures and the message, “Do you know what these are? Some kind of mussel?” While the white-shelled creatures attached to a piece of driftwood looked like small clams, something in the recesses of my brain said, “barnacle.” A quick search confirmed my recollection—they were indeed barnacles, of the “goose” variety


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    Wildlife on the Beach in May
    It is mid-spring and time of nesting for much of the wildlife in the area.  It is also noticeably warmer than our previous hikes


    Six Rivers CISMA EDRR Invasive Species of the Month – Guinea Grass
    EDRR Invasive Species Guinea Grass (Megathyrus maximum)   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.