Helpful Links

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Soil Test Instructions

Do you need to get a soil test done and aren't sure how to do
it? This link will provide you the instructions for how to take a good sample.

pH testing is done locally at both Okaloosa County Extension offices free of charge. Comprehensive soil tests are available from UF/IFAS (fee)


Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!

Two ways to join the Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! webinars on Thursdays at noon CDT

Facebook Live - Follow us onFacebook and follow individual webinar Events.

Zoom Webinar - Pre-registration is required for Zoom. Users must have an authenticated account (free at Zoom Link). Be sure you have security settings up to date to prevent connection delays. Links to Zoom registration will be added to the topic one week before the webinar and a closed captioned recorded link to YouTube will be available approximately one week after the program.






Mobile-friendly, modern.

Includes new features including videos and two Ask IFAS specific indexes: Experts and Topics.

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Information is organized by specific user groups, such as Home Landscapes, Community Landscape and Landscape Professionals.

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More links and apps


FAWN - Florida Automated Weather Network

FFL Plant Guide

Florida Fertilizer Ordinances

Florida Toxic Plants

FFL Butterfly Gardens

UF/IFAS Mobile

DDISPest and plant diagnosis and identification

Subscribe - Receive relevant info from IFAS Extension

Landscape Pests - Landscape Pests in the Southeastern United States

Building for Birds - An evaluation tool for bird conservation

NPDN Citrus Diseases - Detecting and screening citrus diseases

NPDN Citrus Pests - Detecting and screening citrus pests

Pests of Stone Fruits - Detecting and screening pests and diseases of stone fruits

Apps - Install Apps from UF/IFAS and partners

IveGot1 - Identify and report invasive animals and plants in Florida for Android

IveGot1 - Identify and report invasive animals and plants in Florida for Apple


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Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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