This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Florida Land Steward Update 8/17/15
Florida Land Steward Update August 17, 2015
Have Land? Get a Plan and Stay Connected. Florida Land Steward is your source of assistance, information, events and resources.
News, information and upcoming events below. Please share this update with your neighbors, colleagues and others that may be interested.
SUMMER-FALL ISSUE OF FLORIDA LAND STEWARD NEWSLETTER In this issue: Florida Land Steward Partnership Receives USDA Two-Chief Award, A Look at North Florida Timber Resources and Markets, Invasive Species Feature: Ceasar weed, Update on the Tree Farm Program in Florida, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar. Current and back issues here
SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE'S FL FORESTS NEWSLETTER In this issue: FFS Sets National Prescribed Fire Record, Florida Forestry Economic Highlights, Florida Wildfire Update. Full issue here
SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF FLORIDA'S WILDLIFE LEGACY INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER In this issue: How we operate: A closer look at FL Wildlife Legacy Initiative, Mike Sisson joins FWLI, Florida's State Wildlife Grants - New Projects Announced!, Working to Restore Our Coral Reefs, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership: Celebrating a Decade of Conservation Success, Crossing the finish line! A list of recently completed State Wildlife Grant Projects, Coalition on a Mission: Teaming With Wildlife. View current and back issues at FWLI Newsletter Web page
AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OF SOUTHERN FIRE EXCHANGE'S FIRE LINES NEWSLETTER In this issue of our bimonthly newsletter, you will find articles that highlight research results from studies conducted in the Southeast on invasive species and fire: Feedback Relationships: Fire and Brazilian Pepper in Pine Savannas, Fire, Cogongrass, and Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration.
In addition, you will find the following articles sharing resources, news, and upcoming events: Resources on Fire and Invasive Species, Conference Opportunities Close to Home, Fall 2015 Prescribed Fire Council Meetings, Video Features Latest Research on Estimating Safety Zones, Cohesive Strategy: Southeast Region Update, New Spot Weather App for Florida. Current and back issues here: http://www.southernfireexchange.org/SFE_Publications/Newsletter.html
FLORIDA LAND STEWARD PARTNERSHIP RECEIVES USDA TWO-CHIEF AWARD Started in 2012 to better coordinate outreach and land management planning efforts for Florida’s private landowners, the Florida Land Steward Partnership recently received the USDA Joint Forestry Team’s Two-Chief Award. Photo and more info here
2015 FLORIDA LAND STEWARD CALENDARS STILL AVAILABLE A few left - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address if you’d like a copy. First come first serve while supplies last.
SOMETHING BUGGING YOUR TREES? Do you have pests or a disease in your trees? Leaves or needles wilting, and you don’t know why? Sawdust falling out of your trees, and you don’t know how to save them? There is help: ask your question at the free Forest Health Diagnostic Forum: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/treehealth/forum/.
GOT AN INVASIVE SPECIES PROBLEM? Go to floridainvasives.org for information, assistance and partnership opportunities.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A PARTICULAR TOPIC? Check the vast array of extension publications available through UF/IFAS on the EDIS publication site: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ Wow, there’s a publication about that?
HAVE AN EVENT OR RELATED NEWS TO SHARE? Drop a line to Chris Demers, email@example.com
Invasive Plant ID Workshop, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, 8202 CR 417, Live Oak, FL 32060. Sponsored by Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) and North Central Florida CISMA through a Kathy Craddock Burks Education Grant. Free. Details and registration here
Invasive Plant ID Workshop, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, UF/IFAS Taylor County Extension Office, 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, FL 32348. Sponsored by Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) and North Central Florida CISMA through a Kathy Craddock Burks Education Grant. Free. Details and registration here
September 9 - October 3
Master Naturalist Course, Mon pm, Wed pm, Sat field trips, UF/IFAS Clay County Extension. Learn about our unique local ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife, and conservation issues of freshwater systems in northeast Florida. Details and registration at http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/fs15-09.htm, (352) 392-1837.
FAMU Grape Harvest Festival (link), FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, 6505 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Grape wine samples, pick your own grapes, 5K run, live entertainment and more. For more information contact 850-599-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org