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The office submit snews articles to our local newspaper Okeechobee News , (and previously to the Okeechobee Times) plus occasional articles to other local media, agricultural magazines and journals.  Click on any title below to see articles of local interest produced by or about University of Florida/IFAS Okeechobee County's Extension Staff and volunteers:

Current  Articles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
Battling Back Invasive Species (CISMA Workshop about Air Potatoes)  [272 KB pdf] Dan Culbert August 15, 2014 Okeechobee News, August 20, 2014, p.3

What you can't see can hurt you: Inert Ingredients (CEU article for Pesticide applicators)

Dan Culbert June 6, 2014

Florida Grower, July 2014, p. 26

A Centennial of Service to the People! Dan Culbert May 6, 2014  

Celebrate Earth Day Like a Native!

Dan Culbert April 18, 2014 Okeechobee News,

Winners of plant exhibits at fair are named!  [pdf file]  2014 Okeechobee Fair results

Dan Culbert March 19, 2014 Okeechobee News, March  19 2014, p.10
2013 titles (subject) Author(s) Release Date Published in / date
Lightning storms can bring danger Dan Culbert July 27, 2013 Okeechobee News, July 28 2013, p.2
Fish are not all that's biting   Summer biting mosquitoes, flies and ticks ANN M. O'PHELAN June 4, 2013 Highlands Today AgriLeader, June 4, 2013
Mother, daughter team up for flower business     Okeechobee Rose Growers Christy Swift May 29, 2013 Highlands Today AgriLeader, May 29, 2013
Florida dairy a lot of work - for humans.  Larson Dairy - Okeechobee Co. Susan Salisbury May 25, 2013 Palm Beach Post  May 25, 2013
Raising miniature horses is a labor of love       Okeechobee Miniature Horse Ranch Christy Swift May 20, 2013 Highlands Today AgriLeader, May 20, 2013
Okeechobee students compete in annual Tropicana contest! Charles Murphy May 22, 2013 Okeechobee News  May 22, 2013, p 1-2
Farmer & Rancher:  Dan Culbert  (profile article) Robbi Sumner March 1, 2013 Heartland Magazine  March, 2013,    pp. 38-39 
Calling All Gardeners Dan Culbert February 12, 2013  
Plant Your own Tree on Arbor Day ANN M. O'PHELAN January 16, 2013 Highlands Today 1/16/2013
Couple embraces innovative ideas (Alan & Nicki Smith, Southern Accent Farms) Christy Swift January 9, 2013 Highlands Today 1/9/2013

Congress wards off sharp increase in milk prices (Courtney Davis)

Pete Gawda

January 4, 2013

Okeechobee News, January 4, 2013, p.3
 Fun With Plants  Agent Feature Article: Mistletoe & Horticulture Agent (Dan Culbert) Christy Swift January 2, 2013 Highlands Today 1/2/2013
2012 titles (subject) Author(s) Release Date Published in / date
Holiday Horticulture - a Puzzle + Index to Holiday Plants Dan Culbert December 12, 2012 Okeechobee News, 12/26/2012, p.4 

Clements honored at Farm City Week lunch!

Charles Murphy November 15, 2012 Okeechobee News, November 16, 2012, page 1 & 5
Use a light touch to protect your lawn in winter  ANN M. O'PHELAN October 3, 2012 Highlands Today,   10/3/12
Right Plant, Right Place Seminar Dan Culbert September 7, 2012  Okeechobee News, 09/16/12, p.7
Strawberry Plant orders for 2012 Dan Culbert September 7, 2012 Okeechobee News, 0916/12, p.7
Ten Hot Plants for Summer Yards Dan Culbert & Tom Wichman July 20, 2012  
Phosphorus reductions improve water quality SFWMD July 15, 2012 Okeechobee News, 07/15/12 p.10
Celebrate Our Grand Heritage on July second!   The sesquicentennial of the Morrill Land-Grant College Act! Pat Hogue, Debbie Clements, & Courtney Davis June 27, 2012 Okeechobee News, 7/04/2012, p.5; Vero Beach Press Journal, 7/5/12, p.7A
Gov. Rick Scott visits Okeechobee County ranch Anonymous June 20, 2012 Okeechobee News, 6/20/2012, p.1 / 5
4-H Horse Camp starts next week Lindsey Gerrard June 13, 2012 Okeechobee News, 6/13/2012, p.3
Students compete in Tropicana Speech Charles Murphy June 1, 2012 Okeechobee News, 6/1/2012, p.12
Abuzz about 4-H (Diane Spann, 4-H Dairy Leader of the Year) [pdf copy] ANN M. O'PHELAN March 14, 2012 Highlands Today, 03/14//2012
2012 Okeechobee Fair Horticulture Contest winners Dan Culbert March 14, 2012  
Okeechobee spared most freeze damage [Word Doc] (January 5th cold front) Dan Culbert January 5, 2012 Okeechobee News, 1/6/12, p. 13
2011 titles (subject) Author(s) Release Date Published in / date
There's Snow in Florida! (Largeflower Pusley) Dan Culbert December 15, 2011 Okeechobee News, 12/25/11, p. 11
Mistletoe - Look up for the Florida holiday favorite Dan Culbert December 18, 2011 Okeechobee News, 12/18/11, p. 13
Get REAL Christmas Trees!   (Live, Cut or Fake?) Dan Culbert December 1, 2011 Okeechobee News, 12/02/11, p. 18
Time to Prepare for Winter (freeze damage preparation) ANN M. O'PHELAN November 2, 2011 Highlands Today, 11/02/2011
Florida Extension Agent gains global award Dan Culbert October 25, 2011 Okeechobee News, 10/30/2011, p.5
Get Savvy About Snails (Native and Exotic snails) Dan Culbert October 25, 2011 Okeechobee News, 11/27/2011. p.5
Strawberries and Vegetable Gardening Dan Culbert September 27, 2011 Okeechobee News, 10/14/2011, p.12
WANTED: Friendly Green Thumbs  (Master Gardener class) Dan Culbert August 4, 2011 Okeechobee News, 8/14/2011, p.19 
Local students earn top spots in Dairy Quiz Bowl (4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl winners) Kim Pluscott July 31, 2011 Okeechobee News, 7/31/2011, p.11 
Just Horsin' Around   4-H Horse Camp Photo Story  Katrina Elsken    July 15, 2011 Okeechobee News, 7/15/2011, p.1 & 12
Heirlooms - and other Seedy Words (Vegetable Seed Terminology)  Dan Culbert June 27, 2011 Okeechobee News, 7/03/2011, p.17 
Indian Hawthorn  Dan Culbert June 13, 2011 Okeechobee News, 6/19/2011, p.18 
‘Just Horsing Around’ camp planned Debbie Clements & Lindsay Garrard June 6, 2011 Okeechobee News, 6/8/2011. p. 13
Learning how to live with Lovebugs in Vero Beach is challenging. Anonymous  May 25, 2011 Vero Beachside News, p.1
Students compete in Tropicana Public Speaking contest Charles Murphy May 20, 2011 Okeechobee News, 5/20/2011 p.5
Get them while they are small! (Lubber Grasshoppers) Doug Caldwell & Dan Culbert May 12, 2011 Okeechobee News, 5/15/11 p.14
The season of YEECH! (Love Bugs) Dan Culbert May 3, 2011 Okeechobee News, 5/4/11 p. 19
Go Green! (Earth Day Tips) Dan Culbert April 15, 2011 Okeechobee News, 4/22/11,  p. 5
2011 Okeechobee Fair Horticulture Contest winners   Dan Culbert March 14, 2011 Okeechobee News, 3/18/11, p.9
2010 titles (subject) Author(s) Release Date Published in / date
Strawberry Fields Forever  Dan Culbert September 22, 2010
A Swarm of Locusts (Grasshoppers)  [pdf file] Pat Hogue, Courtney Davis & Dan Culbert August 18, 2010
Okeechobee County has five new Master Gardeners Pete Gawda April 18, 2010 Okeechobee News, 4/18/10
Purple Pastures, Slimy mulch, and bumpy leaves: How Does Your Garden Grow? (Q/A column #20) Dan Culbert April 15, 2010
See Green at the Fair (Horticulture Exhibit results) Dan Culbert March 15, 2010

Landscapers: Got Frozen Palms? (IFAS CEU Program for Landscapers)

Dan Culbert February 23, 2010

Pesticide Applicators: Do You need to renew?   (IFAS CEU Program)

Dan Culbert February 4, 2010
Did Your Lawn Survive the Chill? (Freeze Recovery) Dan Culbert January 28, 2010 Okeechobee News, 1/31/10
WANTED: Friendly Green Thumbs (Master Gardener class) Dan Culbert January 7, 2010 Okeechobee News, 1/10/10
2009 titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
NES: How does their garden grow? (Wall of Vegetables project)  Angela Sachson November 22, 2009 Okeechobee News, 11/22/09
Miller, Williams honored at Farm City lunch Charles Murphy November 22, 2009 Okeechobee News, 11/22/09
Pat Miller honored with 4-H award Katrina Elsken October 12, 2009 Okeechobee News 10/14/2009
A Wall of Vegetables Angela Sachson October 9, 2009
 Finding plants, seeding lawns and Screening the Yard: How Does Your Garden Grow? (Q/A column #20) Dan Culbert August 28, 2009 Okeechobee News 9/4/09
Long Time UF Extension Agent Retires Pete Gawda August 19, 2009 Okeechobee News 8/23/09

Buggy Ficus, Spreading weeds, Cottony crud and an Empty office:   How Does Your Garden Grow? (Q/A column #19)

Dan Culbert August 14, 2009 Okeechobee News 8/23/09

Horrible Hoppers, Worm Damage, and Nibblin’ deer:  How Does Your Garden Grow? (Q/A column #18)

Dan Culbert August 7, 2009 Okeechobee News 8/16/09
16-ft python killed in Okeechobee   (Newspaper article reprint) Katrina Elsken July 31, 2009 Okeechobee News 7/31/09
Dairy Judging Team Takes Honors (Okeechobee 4-H tours Europe!) Debbie Clements July 31, 2009 Okeechobee News 7/24/09
Buddha Belly, Cow Killers and Leafy Cigars:  How Does Your Garden Grow (Q/A column #17) Dan Culbert July 30,2009 Okeechobee News 8/7/09
Making Sure of Daily Safety (MSDS & Pesticide label) *CEU article* Dan Culbert July 22, 2009 Ornamental Outlook, August 2009
Brown Bays, Sumac, and Roses: How Does Your Garden Grow #16 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert July 17, 2009 Okeechobee News 7/24/09
Small Farms are a Big Idea (Small Farms conference) D. Culbert & Elena Toro July 9, 2009 Okeechobee News 7/17/09
Our Colorful Main Street  (Butterflies in FYN Garden) Dan Culbert June 19, 2009 Okeechobee News 6/24/09
Saving Lilies, Gardening Guidelines and Princess Tree (Q/A column#15)  Dan Culbert June 11, 2009 Okeechobee News 6/17/09
Razzle them with Chinese Fringe Bush  (Loropetalum) Dan Culbert May 20, 2009 Okeechobee News 5/27/09
Drought & Groundcover: How Does Your Garden Grow #14 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert May 13, 2009 Okeechobee News 5/17/09
Tanks for the memories (Propane Tank Disposal - Hazardous Waste #2) Dan Culbert May 7, 2008 Okeechobee News 5/8/09
We Want Your Waste! (Hazardous  Waste Amnesty Day 2009) Dan Culbert May 4, 2009 Okeechobee News 5/6/09
A Very Green Class (2009 Master Gardeners) Dan Culbert April 30, 2009 Okeechobee News 5/3/09
Pruning Frozen Birds (updated column on White Birds of Paradise) Dan Culbert under construction
The Green is Red, White & Blue at Fair Dan Culbert March 17, 2009 Okeechobee News 2/18/09
Foster grandparents learn to grow their own ‘garden in a pot’ Chauna Aguilar March 13, 2009 Okeechobee News 3/13/09
Florida Friendly Landscaped Butterfly Garden Jenny Pung & Dan Culbert February 26, 2009 Okeechobee News 3/04/09

Fungus spread by beetle threatens avocado, Redbay trees

Tyler Treadway February 3, 2009 Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers 2/3/09
Frozen fronds, Master Gardeners & Butterflies: (Q/A column #13) Dan Culbert January 31, 2009 Okeechobee News 2/06/09
Going Green in 2009 Dan Culbert January 28, 2009 Okeechobee News 2/01/09
Freezing Temperatures predicted Pete Gawda January 29,2009 Okeechobee News 1/30/09
Waste Management Announces Award to Support City’s Efforts Jenny Pung & Dan Culbert January 16, 2008 Okeechobee News 1/21/09
2009 Florida Plants of the Year: Best of the Decade Dan Culbert December 31, 2008
2008 titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
How Does Your Garden Grow #12 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert December 23, 2008 Okeechobee News 12/28/08
Make Room for Vertical Vegetable Gardening Angela Sachson December 18, 2008 Okeechobee News 12/21/08   Vegetarian, June 2009
How Does Your Garden Grow #11 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert December 9, 2008 Okeechobee News 12/14/08
Volunteers are Holiday Gifts Dan Culbert December 5, 2008  Okeechobee News 12/17/08
Banana Bread Heather Menendez December, 2008 Okeechobee News 12/10/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #10 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert November 25, 2008 Okeechobee News 11/26/08
Edible Landscaping Angela Sachson November 19, 2008 Okeechobee News 12/07/08
Grow Cool Season Crops in Containers Angela Sachson November 14, 2008 Okeechobee News 11/19/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #9 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert November 10, 2008 Okeechobee News 11/12/08
Bye-Bye Red Bays  (Laurel Wilt Disease) Dan Culbert November 7, 2008 Okeechobee News 11/9/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #8 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert November 3, 2008 Okeechobee News 11/5/08
Vote for a Greener Okeechobee  (Landscape ordinance) Dan Culbert October 30, 2008 Okeechobee News 11/2/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #7 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert October 27, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/29/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #6 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert October 21, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/22/08
Fly your Native Flag (Aquatic Plant) Dan Culbert October 17, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/26/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #5 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert October 14, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/15/08
Scary Plants  (Invasive weeds)  Angela Sachson October 6, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/12/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #4 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert October 4, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/8/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #3 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert September 30, 2008 Okeechobee News 10/01/08
Citrus Canker Comes Home Dan Culbert September 26, 2008 Okeechobee News 9/28/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #2 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert September 22, 2008 Okeechobee News 9/24/08
Simple Tips for Florida Garden Design Angela Sachson September 18, 2008 Okeechobee News 9/21/08       Treasure Coast Newspapers 9/21/08
How Does Your Garden Grow #1 (Q/A column) Dan Culbert September 15, 2008 Okeechobee News 9/17/08
 Help, my drought-tolerant plants are very wet ! Angela Sachson September 10, 2008  Okeechobee News 9/14/08 Okeechobee Times 9/18/2008
Guava - An American Exotic Dan Culbert August 29, 2008 Okeechobee Times 9/4/2008
A New Threat to Paradise (Cabbage Palm decline)  Dan Culbert August 20, 2008 FSHS Newsletter  Fall 2008 Okeechobee News 8/20/2008 Okeechobee Times 8/28/2008

Control ‘Root-Knot Nematodes’ in the Garden

Angela Sachson August 15, 2008 Okeechobee News 8/18/2008 Okeechobee Times 8/21/2008
Crape Myrtle for Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Angela Sachson August 8, 2008 Okeechobee News 8/11/2008
Hugs, Bugs, Rots & Spots Dan Culbert July 31,2008 Okeechobee News 8/04/2008
Three Bays for Florida Yards Dan Culbert July 24, 2008 Okeechobee News 7/27/2008
Landscape to Save Energy Costs! Angela Sachson July 16, 2008 Okeechobee News 7/22/2008
Water, Water everywhere? Angela Sachson July 11, 2008 Okeechobee News 7/14/2008 Okeechobee Times 7/17/2008
Get ready, Get Set, Plant! (Vegetable gardening) Angela Sachson July 3, 2008 Okeechobee News 7/6/2008 Okeechobee Times 7/10/2008
Waste Watchers (Hazardous Waste Disposal) Dan Culbert July 1, 2008 Ornamental Outlook, July, 2008
I Can’t Believe - it’s a Cashew!   Dan Culbert June 26, 2008 Okeechobee News 6/29/2008 Okeechobee Times 7/3/2008

You don’t See ’em, but you Sure Feel ‘em! (Biting Midges)

Roxanne Connelly  & Dan Culbert June 18, 2008 Okeechobee News 6/22/2008 Okeechobee Times 6/26/2008
Plant Nutrients for Free (compost) Okeechobee News 6/22/2008 June 9, 2008 Okeechobee News 6/15/2008 Okeechobee Times 6/19/2008
Coleus for Summer Color (new varieties) Dan Culbert May 30, 2008 Okeechobee News 6/2/2008 Okeechobee Times 6/5/2008
Summer Color Angela Sachson May 23, 2008 Okeechobee News 6/1/2008
Got Rot? (Blossom End rot) Dan Culbert May 15, 2008 Okeechobee Times 5/29/2008
Florida Yards program surveys area residents Angela Sachson May 8, 2008  Okeechobee News 5/22/2008
The Queen of Flowers (Florida Rose Gardening) Dan Culbert May 8, 2008 Okeechobee Times 5/15/2008 Okeechobee News 5/20/2008
Cool Blue in the Landscape (Blue flowers) Angela Sachson April 30, 2008 Okeechobee News 5/7/2008 Okeechobee Times 5/8/2008
A Rose for the Ages (Desert Rose) Dan Culbert April 24, 2008 Okeechobee Times 5/1/2008 Okeechobee News 5/25/2008
Precautions Taken In Moving Hive (pdf) Eric Kopp April 20, 2008 Okeechobee News 4/20/2008
Bee Proofing your Florida Yard  Anita Neal & Dan Culbert April 17, 2008 Okeechobee News 4/21/2008 Okeechobee Times 4/24/2008
Local man dies after bee attack (pdf) Eric Kopp April 12, 2008  Okeechobee News 4/11/2008
Okeechobee County Man Stung By Bees Dies  FDACS - DPI April 11, 2008  (wire services)
Waxy Bumps (Florida Wax Scale) Dan Culbert April 10, 2008 Okeechobee News 4/12/2008 Okeechobee Times 4/17/2008
What's that bag? (Polyphemus Moth cocoon) Dan Culbert April 2, 2008 Okeechobee News 4/7/2008 Okeechobee Times 4/10/2008
Spring in Florida Yards Angela Sachson & Dan Culbert March 27, 2008 Okeechobee News 3/30/2008
Old 4-H History, Photos sought   (pdf) Debbie Clements March 28, 2008 Okeechobee News 3/28/2008
Spring Cleanup Dan Culbert March 20, 2008 Okeechobee News 3/23/2008 Okeechobee Times 3/27/2008
Shamrocks on Palm Sunday Dan Culbert March 12, 2008 Okeechobee Times 3/20/2008
The Dirt on Dirt  (Soils Exhibit at Fair) Dan Culbert March 5, 2008 Okeechobee News 3/10/2008/08 Okeechobee Times 3/13/2008
Got Shade?  (Shade Gardening) Angela Sachson February 28, 2008 Okeechobee News 3/4/2008/08 Okeechobee Times 3/6/2008
Okeechobee Spring Gardening Short Course Dan Culbert February 21, 2008 Okeechobee News 2/25/2008 Okeechobee Times 2/28/08
Prune like a Pro Dan Culbert February 14, 2008 Okeechobee News 2/18/2008 Okeechobee Times 2/21/08
New Rules for Greener Grass and Cleaner Water Dan Culbert February 7, 2008 Okeechobee News 2/11/2008 Okeechobee Times 2/14/08
Master of Gardens - Class begins soon! Dan Culbert January 30, 2008 Okeechobee News 2/4/2008 Okeechobee Times 2/7/08
The Great Backyard Bird Count 2008 Angela Sachson January 23, 2008 Okeechobee News 1/29/2008
Where have all the Honey Bees gone? Angela Sachson January 16, 2008 Okeechobee News 1/20/2008
Stand up and be Counted (2007census of agriculture) Dan Culbert January 9, 2008 Okeechobee News 1/15/2008
Ten Years  of Great Plants!  (2008 FNGLA Plants of the Year) Dan Culbert January 3, 2008 Okeechobee News 1/7/2008
2007 Titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
This Year I resolve to ...  (gardening resolutions for 2008) Angela Sachson December 21, 2007 Okeechobee News 12/31/2007 Okeechobee Times 1/3/08
The Gift of Gleaning Angela Sachson December 19, 2007 Okeechobee News 12/24/2007
An Aromatic Gift  (Rosemary) Dan Culbert December 12, 2007 Okeechobee News 12/17/2007 Okeechobee Times 12/20/07
Showy Amaryllis Comes Inside for the Holidays Angela Sachson & Dan Culbert December 5, 2007 Okeechobee News 12/10/2007 Okeechobee Times 12/13/07
Surround Yourself with Holiday Greens (Christmas Wreaths) Dan Culbert November 28, 2007 Okeechobee News 12/3/2007 Okeechobee Times 12/6/07
Our Native Christmas Pine (Sand Pine) Dan Culbert November 21, 2007 Okeechobee News 11/26/07      Glades Democrat 11/29/2007
A Thirsty Thanksgiving (Drought tolerant Plants) Angela Sachson & Dan Culbert November 14, 2007 Okeechobee News 11/19/07 Okeechobee Times 11/22/07
Free Your Yard of Hazardous Waste! (Amnesty Day) Dan Culbert November 7, 2007 Okeechobee News 11/12/07 Okeechobee Times 11/15/07
Stripe: New Wings  for the Home (Christia obcordata 'Stripe') Dan Culbert November 1, 2007 Okeechobee News 11/5/07
Ornamental Grasses are Right for this Place Angela Sachson October 25, 2007 Okeechobee News 10/29/07
From Crawly to Creepy (Brown Widow Spiders) Dan Culbert October 18, 2007 Okeechobee News 10/22/07
Worms in the Grass (Striped Grass Looper) Dan Culbert October 10, 2007 Okeechobee News 10/15/07 Okeechobee Times 10/18/07
An Early Fall?  (Yellownecked caterpillar on oak trees) Dan Culbert October 4, 2007 Okeechobee News 10/8/07 Okeechobee Times 10/11/07
Ten Top Ways to Make Your First Garden Hassle Free   Angela Sachson September 26, 2007 Okeechobee News 10/1/07
IPM De-Mystified Angela Sachson  & Dan Culbert September 19, 2007 Okeechobee News 9/24/07 Okeechobee Times 9/27/07
Fall into Vegetable Gardening Dan Culbert September 12, 2007 Okeechobee News 9/17/07 Okeechobee Times 9/20/07
Taming your Turf Dan Culbert September 6, 2007 Okeechobee News 9/11/07        Glades Democrat 9/13/07
Okeechobee is Florida Friendly (Yard survey) Angela Sachson & Dan Culbert August 29, 2007 Okeechobee News 9/3/07   Okeechobee Times 9/6/07     Glades Democrat 9/6/07
The Class of 2007 (Master Gardener graduates) Dan Culbert August 22, 2007 Okeechobee News 8/27/07 Okeechobee Times 8/30/07   Glades Democrat 8/30/07
Bananas, Crabs and other Garden spiders Dan Culbert August 15, 2007 Okeechobee News 8/20/07 Okeechobee Times 8/23/07   Glades Democrat 8/23/07
A Houseplant or a Shrub?  ('Trinette' Arboricola) Dan Culbert August 9, 2007 Okeechobee News 8/13/07
Florida Friendly - Not just about looks  Angela Sachson August 1, 2007 Okeechobee News 8/6/07 Okeechobee Times 8/9/07
Crazy Ants in our Plants Dan Culbert July 26, 2007 Okeechobee News 7/27/07 Okeechobee Times 8/2/07 Glades Democrat 8/2/07
Create a rain garden Angela Sachson July 19, 2007 Okeechobee News 7/23/07 Okeechobee Times 7/26/07 Glades Democrat 7/26/07
Cypress - An Ideal Choice for Wet Sites Dan Culbert July 11, 2007 Okeechobee News 7/16/07 Okeechobee Times 7/19/07
Gardening in the Zone (Heat Zones) Dan Culbert July 5, 2007 Okeechobee News 7/9/07 Okeechobee Times 7/12/07
The Evening Garden  Angela Sachson June 27, 2007 Okeechobee News 7/2/07 Okeechobee Times 7/5/07 Glades Democrat 7/5/07
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! (Lightning Safety week) Dan Culbert June 21, 2007 Okeechobee News 6/25/07 Okeechobee Times 6/28/07 Glades Democrat 6/28/07
Local man recognized for gardening talent (Mounts has a Florida Friendly Yard ) Victoria Hannon,  Okeechobee News  June 20, 2007 Okeechobee News 6/21/07
Spring showers bring June flowers (Rainlily-Zephyranthes ) Dan Culbert June 14, 2007 Okeechobee News 6/18/07 Okeechobee Times 6/21/07 Glades Democrat 6/21/07
Drought -Tolerant Beauties  Angela Sachson June 6, 2007 Okeechobee News 6/11/07 Okeechobee Times 6/14/07

Pretty Poincianas (Royal Poinciana)

Dan Culbert May 30, 2007 Okeechobee News 6/4/07 Okeechobee Times 6/7/07
Memorial Day - a time to leave your Cabbage palm alone Dan Culbert May 23, 2007 Okeechobee News 5/28/07
Happy Birthday, Linnaeus (Botanical Names) Dan Culbert May 17, 2007 Okeechobee News 5/21/07
Right Plant, Right Place Florida Friendly Bougainvillea Has Everything-- Looks, Personality Angela Sachson May 9, 2007 Okeechobee News 5/14/07 Okeechobee Times 5/17/07
Right Plant / Right Place: a Universal Concept (Ear Tree) Dan Culbert May 3, 2007 Okeechobee News, 5/7/07 Okeechobee Times 5/10/07 Glades Democrat 5/10/07
We all can help the Watershed (FYN survey) Angela Sachson April 26, 2007 Okeechobee News 4/30/07 Okeechobee Times 5/3/07
Beware of  Poisonous Pasture Plants Dan Culbert April 19, 2007 Okeechobee News 4/23/07 Okeechobee Times 4/26/07 
A Lovely Lavender Look for your landscape (Jacaranda) Dan Culbert April 10, 2007 Okeechobee News 4/16/07 Okeechobee Times 4/19/07 
Dealing with Drought Dan Culbert April 4, 2007 Okeechobee News 4/9/07  Okeechobee Times 4/12/07

This Florida Friendly Okeechobee Yard Has It All! (FYN Yard recognition program

Angela Sachson March 28, 2007 Okeechobee News 4/2/07 Okeechobee Times 4/5/07
Fired up Natives and Near-natives (Firebush) Dan Culbert March 21, 2007 Okeechobee News 3/26/07
Blue Ribbons and Edible Weeds (Okeechobee Vegetable contest and Lambsquarters) Dan Culbert March 15, 2007 Okeechobee News 3/19/07
Okeechobee Co. Extension office - an office of Distinction  (Award winning office) Joan Alumbaugh Dyer March 15, 2007 Okeechobee Times 3/15/07
Beautiful, Deadly Plant Terrorizes Florida Natives (Brazilian Peppertree) Angela Sachson March 7, 2007 Okeechobee News 3/12/07
Successful Seeding (growing bedding transplants) Dan Culbert February 28, 2007 Okeechobee News 3/5/07 Okeechobee Times 3/8/07
Dealing with Frost Damage Dan Culbert February 21, 2007 Okeechobee News 2/29/07 Okeechobee Times 3/1/07
Cut Down Cherry Bush (Surinam Cherry) Dan Culbert February 14, 2007 Okeechobee News 2/19/07 Okeechobee Times 2/22/07
Snowbird Invasion (American Robin) Dan Culbert February 8, 2007 Okeechobee News 2/12/07 Okeechobee Times 2/15/07
A Vine on Steroids (Milkweed Vine) Dan Culbert January 31, 2007 Okeechobee News 2/05/07 Okeechobee Times 2/8/07
Sachson to head local FYN Program Dan Culbert January 17, 2007 Okeechobee News 1/22/07
Orchid Group Forming in Okeechobee Dan Culbert January 15, 2007 Okeechobee News 1/22/07 Okeechobee Times 1/27/07
Five New Plants for 2007 Dan Culbert January 11, 2007 Okeechobee News 1/15/07
Turf Training comes to Fort Pierce Dan Culbert January 5, 2007 Okeechobee News 1/8/07
Got Vegetables? Dan Culbert January 3, 2007 Okeechobee News 1/8/07   Okeechobee Times 1/11/07
2006 Titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
Florida Cookbook Honors Dr. Mary Harrison Debbie Clements December 27, 2006 Okeechobee News 1/1/07 & 1/29/07

Holidays are Sealed with Mistletoe

Dan Culbert December 20, 2006 Okeechobee News 12/18/06 Okeechobee Times 12/28/06
2006 UF Poinsettia Field Day Dan Culbert December 14, 2006
New Greens for Holiday Giving Dan Culbert December 13, 2006 Okeechobee News 12/18/06
Christmas Palm Dan Culbert December 6, 2006 Okeechobee Times 12/14/06
Got Trees?  Dan Culbert November 29, 2006 Okeechobee News 12/4/06 Okeechobee Times 12/7/06
Buy a Real Christmas Tree -     Revised for 2006! Dan Culbert November 23, 2005 Okeechobee News 12/11/06
Hollies for the Holidays Dan Culbert November 21, 2006 Okeechobee News 11/27/06 Okeechobee Times 11/30/06
Mum’s the Word for Thanksgiving Color Dan Culbert November 15, 2006 Okeechobee News 11/20/06 Okeechobee Times 11/23/06
Danglepod: A Wild, Wet Weed   Dan Culbert November 7, 2006 Okeechobee News 11/13/06  Okeechobee Times, 11/16/06
Beware the Headless Fire Ant Dan Culbert November 1, 2006 Okeechobee News 11/6/06  Okeechobee Times, 11/9/06
Gross Grubs for Halloween (Tortoise Beetle larva) Dan Culbert October 25, 2006 Okeechobee News 10/30/06 Okeechobee Times, 11/2/06
Yellow candles for fall Yards Dan Culbert October 18, 2006 Okeechobee News 10/23/06 Okeechobee Times, 10/26/06
Goblins Beware: This Skeleton has Six Legs Dan Culbert October 11, 2006 Okeechobee Times, 10/19/06
Are Bees Buzzing You? Doug Caldwell October 4, 2006 Okeechobee News 10/9/06  Okeechobee Times, 10/12/06 
El Niño & Your Garden Dan Culbert September 27, 2006 Okeechobee News 10/2/06  Okeechobee Times, 10/6/06 
Florida Friendly Landscaping for Developers & Builders Ed Ayen September 26, 2006
Those bugs you love to hate are back  (Love Bugs) (above link goes to Adobe pdf file) Elliott Jones September 22, 2006  Vero Beach Press Journal 9/22/06
Root Beer, Physic Nuts & Botany Dan Culbert September 21, 2006 Okeechobee News  9/25/06
Proper Tree Planting Ed Ayen September 18, 2006
New Director named for Ag Civic Center Charles Murphy September 18, 2006 Okeechobee News  9/14/06
Plant Sorting: To Keep or Not To Keep Ed Ayen September 12, 2006 Okeechobee Times, 9/21/06
Biopesticides in Your Florida Yard Dan Culbert September 11, 2006 Okeechobee News 9/18/06  Okeechobee Times, 9/21/06  
Beware the Bolivians (Bolivian Sunflower-Tithonia diversifolia) Dan Culbert September 6, 2006 Okeechobee Times 9/18/06
Ready for the Next One? (Hurricane preparation planning) Dan Culbert August 31, 2006 Okeechobee News 9/4/06    Okeechobee Times 8/31/06   Glades Co. Democrat 9/7/06
Stormwater Kidneys Ed Ayen August 28, 2006 Glades Co. Democrat 9/7/06
Mushrooms, Toadstools and Fairy Rings Dan Culbert August 24, 2006 Okeechobee News 8/28/06  Okeechobee Times 8/31/06
Save our Beautiful Shade Trees Ed Ayen August 23, 2006 Okeechobee Times 8/31/06
Damsels and Dragons Dan Culbert August 16, 2006 Okeechobee News 8/21/06  Okeechobee Times 8/24/06
Vegetable Gardening in South Central Florida Ed Ayen August 15, 2006
M is for Master Gardeners Dan Culbert August 9, 2006 Okeechobee News 8/14/06  Okeechobee Times 8/17/06
Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Birds Ed Ayen August 8, 2006
Micro-irrigate to Save Water and Improve Landscape  Ed Ayen August 2, 2006
Scratch Out Poison Ivy Dan Culbert August 2, 2006 Okeechobee News 8/7/06    Okeechobee Times 8/9/06
Turn Lawn into a Butterfly Garden Ed Ayen July 25, 2006 Okeechobee Times 7/27/06
Okeechobee County Extension Agent Receives National Award Pat Miller July 24, 2006 Okeechobee Times 7/27/06             Vero Beach Press Journal 7/26/06  Okeechobee News 7/17/06
What's Bugging my Pine Tree? Dan Culbert July 19, 2006 Okeechobee Times 7/27/06
Incredible Edible Native Plants of Central Florida Ed Ayen July 19, 2006
Pesticide Application Laws Changed (Structural Pest Control) Dan Culbert July 12, 2006 Okeechobee News 7/17/06  Okeechobee Times 7/20/06  Vero Beach Press Journal 7/30/06
Do I really Need all that Lawn? Ed Ayen July 10, 2006
Butterfly Basics II: Luscious Leaves (Larval plants) Dan Culbert June 29, 2006 Okeechobee News 7/10/06
Butterfly Basics I: Colorful Flowers (Nectar plants) Dan Culbert June 28, 2006 Okeechobee News 7/3/06
Prickly Pear for pain and pleasure  (Native Cactus) Dan Culbert June 22, 2006 Okeechobee News 6/26/06  Okeechobee Times 6/29/06
Add Drops of Gold to Florida Yards (Golden Dewdrop) Dan Culbert June 14, 2006 Okeechobee News 6/19/06  Okeechobee Times 6/22/06
Protect the Waterfront Ed Ayen June 13, 2006
And It’s not Even Summer, Yet! (Day length effects plants) Dan Culbert June 7, 2006 Okeechobee News 6/12/06  Okeechobee Times 6/15/06
Reduce Stormwater Runoff  Ed Ayen June 2, 2006 Okeechobee Times 6/15/06
Cooking up weeds, bugs, and rots (Soil Solarization) Dan Culbert &  Gene McAvoy May 31, 2006 Okeechobee News 6/5/06    Okeechobee Times 6/8/06
Okeechobee Brain-Bowl team Earns Professors’ Choice Award Dan Culbert May 26, 2006 Okeechobee News 5/29/06
Website offers solutions - for your life Dan Culbert May 23, 2006 Okeechobee News 5/30/06  Okeechobee Times 6/1/06
Sweep up Witch’s broom Dan Culbert May 17, 2006 Okeechobee Times 5/25/06
Recycling Yard Waste Ed Ayen May 16, 2006
Family Fun at the BioControl Brain Bowl and Bash Dan Culbert May 11, 2006 Okeechobee News 5/15/06  Okeechobee Times 5/18/06
Kids amaze with public speaking ability Charles Murphy May 11, 2006 Okeechobee Times 5/11/06
Okeechobee Students seek Brain-Bowl Title Dan Culbert & Robin Koestoyo May 5, 2006 Okeechobee Times 5/11/06

Onions - Sweet Onions

Dan Culbert May 3, 2006 Okeechobee News 5/8/06    Okeechobee Times 5/11/06
Boston Fern or Sword Fern? Dan Culbert April 26, 2006 Okeechobee Times 5/4/06
Manage Yard Pests Responsibly Ed Ayen April 26, 2006
Mexican Heather for dry Spring Weather Dan Culbert April 18, 2006 Okeechobee News 4/24/06
Red, White & Black: Mulberries for Florida Yards Dan Culbert April 11, 2006 Okeechobee News 4/17/06
Don't Horse with the Tents (Tent Caterpillars & Black Cherry tree) Dan Culbert April 6, 2006 Okeechobee News  4/12/06 Okeechobee Times 4/13/06
A Wildlife Sanctuary in Your Yard (FYN wildlife) Ed Ayen April 4, 2006
Got Spots? You May have Grubs! (White Grubs) Dan Culbert March 29, 2006 Okeechobee News  4/4/06   Okeechobee Times 4/6/06
Plant Jatropha for Dependable Color Dan Culbert March 22, 2006 Okeechobee News  3/27/06 Okeechobee Times 3/30/06
Are You Legal? (Pesticide training) Dan Culbert March 15, 2006 Okeechobee News 3/20/06  Okeechobee Times 3/23/06
Loquat has many uses                    Dan Culbert & Eleanor Foerste March 9, 2006 Okeechobee News 3/13/06  Okeechobee Times 3/16/06
Fertilize Appropriately (FYN fertilizers) Ed Ayen March 6, 2006
Organic Gardening  Dan Culbert & Bob Black March 1, 2006 Okeechobee News 3/6/06    Okeechobee Times 3/9/06
Help Dooryard Citrus recovery Dan Culbert February 22, 2006 Okeechobee News 2/27/06   Okeechobee Times 3/2/06
Spring is in the Air  Teresa Watkins & Dan Culbert February 15, 2006
Does Your Yard Measure Up? (FYN yard certification) Ed Ayen February 15, 2006 Okeechobee News 2/18/06
Mulch, Mulch, Mulch  Ed Ayen February 14, 2006 Okeechobee News 2/26/06
Keep your Bouquets Beautiful (Cut flower care) Dan Culbert & Terrill Nell February 8, 2006 Okeechobee News 2/13/06
Defending Your Home Against Wildfire Dan Culbert February 1, 2006 Okeechobee News 2/6/06
Killer bees are on the Way  (Africanized Honeybees) Audrey Blackwell January 26, 2006 Okeechobee News 1/26/06
Here's the Dirt on Your Dirt (FYN soils & fertilizer) Ed Ayen January 26, 2006
Fantastic Figs (Ficus in the landscape) Dan Culbert & Gene McAvoy January 26, 2006 Okeechobee News 1/30/06

What’s the buzz? (Africanized Honeybees)

Dan Culbert January 17, 2006 Okeechobee News 1/23/06 Okeechobee Times 1/19/06
Healthy landscapes discussed at meeting (Introduction to FYN) D. Hamilton January 12, 2006 Okeechobee News 1/13/06
Arbor Day, 2006                            Dan Culbert January 11, 2006 Okeechobee News  1/16/06 Okeechobee Times 1/19/06
More Plants for 2006 (part 2) FNGLA Plants of the Year Dan Culbert January 4, 2006 Okeechobee News 1/9/06
Plants for 2006  (part 1) Consider changing your landscape in 2006 Dan Culbert December 21, 2005 Okeechobee News 1/2/06
2005 Titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
Water Efficiently Ed Ayen December 19, 2005
Perfect Poinsettias (re-release) Pat Miller & Dan Culbert December 13, 2003 Okeechobee Times 12/15/05
Tropical Anthuriums for Holiday Color Dan Culbert December 7, 2005 Okeechobee News 12/13/05
Right Plant, Right Place: When Landscaping, create a Mosaic Ed Ayen December 5, 2005 Okeechobee News 12/11/05
Spread Holiday Cheer with Ivy  Dan Culbert November 30, 2005 Okeechobee News 12/5/05 Okeechobee Times 12/8/05
Buy a Real Christmas Tree     Revised for 2006! Dan Culbert November 23, 2005 Okeechobee News 11/28/05 Okeechobee Times 12/1/05
Say thanks with dooryard fruit plants Dan Culbert November 16, 2005 Okeechobee Times 11/24/05 Okeechobee News 11/25/05
After the storm – don’t get stung Dan Culbert November 9, 2005 Okeechobee News 11/14/05
Wilma Whacks Washingtonias Dan Culbert November 2, 2005 Okeechobee News 11/7/05
FYN:  The First Line of Defense Ed Ayen November 2, 2005 Okeechobee News 11/6/05
Falling for Yellow Wildflowers Dan Culbert October 19, 2005 Okeechobee News 10/24/05
Citrus Greening – Another Threat to Agriculture Dan Culbert October 12, 2005 Okeechobee Times 10/20/25
Beware of Shooting Walking Sticks (2-striped Walkingstick) Dan Culbert October 6, 2005 Okeechobee News 10/10/05 Okeechobee Times 10/13/25
The weed with two leaves (Twin-leaf Solanum) Dan Culbert September 28, 2005 Okeechobee News 10/3/05 Okeechobee Times 10/6/05
What’s Chewing my Oak Tree? (Pinkstriped Oakworm caterpillar) Dan Culbert September 21, 2005 Okeechobee News 9/26/05 Okeechobee Times 9/29/05
Celebrate Farm Safety with safely stored pesticides Dan Culbert September 12, 2005 Okeechobee News 9/19/05 Okeechobee Times 9/22/05
How to help the Katrinians (hurricane relief ideas) Dan Culbert September 8, 2005 Okeechobee News 9/12/05 Okeechobee Times 9/15/05
 A new Slimy invader (Apple snails)                    Dan Culbert September 1, 2005 Okeechobee News 9/5/05 Okeechobee Times 9/8/05
Awards Banquet honors Gilliland  Okeechobee News/ Katrina Elsken August 29, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/29/05
Vanishing Stumps Dan Culbert August 24, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/29/05 Okeechobee Times 9/1/05
Chizzywinks are Blind Mosquitos Dan Culbert August 17, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/22/05 Okeechobee Times 8/25/05
Reading up on Mulches (Newsprint as mulch)

Dick Dutton & Dan Culbert

August 10, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/15/05      BigLake Gazette 8/16/05 Okeechobee Times 8/18/05
Pond Appeal (workshop announcement) Dan Culbert August 4, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/8/05
Back to School, Not back to Debt  (credit counseling) Debbie Clements August 3, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/8/05 Okeechobee Times 8/11/05

Yucca produces National Flower (Flor de izote)

Dan Culbert July 27, 2005 Okeechobee News 8/1/05     BigLake Gazette 8/2/05 Okeechobee Times 8/04/05 
The ABCs of Vegetable Gardening Teresa Watkins July 20. 2005 Okeechobee News 7/25/05 Okeechobee Times 7/28/05
Know Watt's Right and Wrong (portable generator safety) Chuck Woods &  Dan Culbert

July 13, 2005

Caterpillars creeping up on snowbush (Spanworm caterpiller) Doug Caldwell  & Dan Culbert July 6, 2005 Okeechobee News 7/11/05
Citrus Canker Found At UF [Indian River] Research Facility, Will Halt Numerous Experiments Tom Nordlie July 1, 2005 Okeechobee News 7/4/2005
Declare Independence from Citrus Canker Dan Culbert June 29, 2005 BigLake Gazette 7/5/05 Okeechobee Times 7/14/05
Red Leaf Hibiscus for Easy Color (False Roselle) Dan Culbert June 23, 2005 Okeechobee News 6/27/05 Okeechobee Times 6/30/05
Watch doodlebugs for summer fun (ant lions) Dan Culbert June 16, 2005 Okeechobee News 6/20/05 Okeechobee Times 6/23/05
Self Defense against mosquitoes                   Dan Culbert June 9, 2005 BigLake Gazette 6/14/05 Okeechobee Times 6/16/05
Balsam Apple:  Weed or Vegetable? Dan Culbert June 1, 2005 Okeechobee News 6/6/05     BigLake Gazette 6/7/05 Okeechobee Times 6/9/05
A Wasp on Steroids (Cicada Killer Wasp) Dan Culbert May 25, 2005 Okeechobee News 5/31/05 Okeechobee Times 6/2/05
Students to be in Brain Bowl Robin Koestoyo May 18, 2005 Okeechobee News 5/23/05 Okeechobee Times 5/26/05
A Pretty Lily for Florida Yards (Gloriosa Lily) Dan Culbert May 18, 2005 Okeechobee News 5/23/05    BigLake Gazette 5/24/05 Okeechobee Times 5/26/05
White footed ants marching our way Dan Culbert May 11, 2005 Okeechobee News 5/16/2005 BigLake Gazette 5/17/05
White Wildflowers Spring from Roadsides Dan Culbert May 4, 2005 Okeechobee News 5/9/2005 Okeechobee Times 5/12/05   BigLake Gazette 5/17/05
Got Rodents?  Get Owls! (Barn Owls) Dan Culbert April 28, 2005 Okeechobee News 5/2/2005
Watering Yards Dan Culbert April 20, 2005 Okeechobee News 4/25/05
Florida Scorpions Dan Culbert April 14, 2005 Okeechobee News 4/18/05   BigLake Gazette 4/19/05
Shooting Star Spreads Color Dan Culbert April 7, 2005 Okeechobee News 4/11/05 Okeechobee Times 4/14/05
Buying Plants for Florida Yards Dan Culbert March 30, 2005 Okeechobee Advertiser 4/5/05 Okeechobee News 4/4/05 
Bloomin' Mangos Dan Culbert March 23, 2005 Okeechobee Advertiser 4/3/05 Okeechobee Times 3/31/04
WASP + WEED – Cricket = Good Grass Dan Culbert March 17, 2005 Okeechobee News 3/22/05 Okeechobee Times 3/24/05 
Spring into our Youth Livestock Show                Dan Culbert March 10, 2005 Okeechobee News 3/14/05 Okeechobee Times 3/17/05 p.1
Stormscaping for Florida Yards (book review) Dan Culbert March 2, 2005 BigLake Gazette 3/8/05 Okeechobee News 3/9/05 Okeechobee Times 3/10/05 Glades Co. Democrat 3/17/05
Fun With Ferns - Not! (Old World Climbing Fern) Dan Culbert February 23, 2005 Okeechobee News 2/28/05 Okeechobee Times 2/3/05
What's that in my tree? Dan Culbert February 17, 2005 Okeechobee News 2/21/05   BigLake Gazette 2/22/05  Okeechobee Times 2/24/05
Are Your Mealybugs Pink? Dan Culbert February 9, 2005 Okeechobee News 2/16/05 Okeechobee Times 2/24/05
Clean up Pests with Soap Dan Culbert February 3. 2005 Okeechobee News 2/7/05 Okeechobee Times 2/10/05
Food Check out Day Dan Culbert January 26, 2005 Okeechobee News 1/31/05 Okeechobee Times 2/3/05
They're Back (Termites) Dan Culbert January 17, 2005 Okeechobee Times 1/27/05 Okeechobee News 2/7/05
A Homeowner’s Responsibility With Citrus Canker Jack Hebb January 10, 2005 Okeechobee News 1/17/05 Okeechobee Times 1/27/05
Help Search for a Sweet Champion (Sugarberry Tree) Dan Culbert January 6, 2005 Okeechobee News 1/10/05 Okeechobee Times 1/13/05
The Suburbanites (Landscaping) Dan Culbert December 29, 2004 Okeechobee  News 1/3/2005
2004 Titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
Eight Plants for 2005 Dan Culbert December 22, 2004 Okeechobee News 12/27/04
Three Ancient Gifts (Frankincense & Myrrh) Dan Culbert December 15, 2004 Okeechobee News 12/20/04 Okeechobee Times 12/23/04
Colorful Christmas Cactus Care Terry Del Valle   &        Dan Culbert December 8, 2004 Okeechobee News 12/13/04 Okeechobee News 12/16/04
Florida Dairy Industry Rebuilds Rebecca McGovney December, 2004 Farmer & Rancher 12/04
Tabletop Christmas Trees (houseplants) Dan Culbert December 1, 2004 Okeechobee News 12/6/04 Okeechobee Times 12/9/04
Real Trees for Trimming   Dan Culbert November 24, 2004 Okeechobee News 11/29/04 Okeechobee Times 12/2/04
Turkeys are not always birds Dan Culbert November 18, 2004 Okeechobee News 11/22/04 Okeechobee Times 11/25/04
Swarms Of Fruit Flies Feast On Rotting Citrus Blown Off Trees By Florida Hurricanes   Dan Culbert and Chuck Woods November 16, 2004 Farmer & Rancher 12/04         UF/IFAS News 11/16/04
Vinegar flies invading hurricane-blown areas Dan Culbert November 10, 2004 Okeechobee News 11/15/04 Okeechobee Times 11/18/04
Strawberry Gardening Dan Culbert November 3, 2004 Okeechobee News 11/8/04 Okeechobee Times 11/11/04
Elect Pines for Florida Landscapes (Forest tree seedlings) Dan Culbert October 27, 2004 Okeechobee News 11/1/04 Okeechobee Times 11/4/04
Plan now for winter green lawns (Annual Ryegrass) Dan Culbert October 21, 2004 Okeechobee News 10/25/04 Okeechobee Times 10/28/04
Screen out unwanted views (Screening plants) Dan Culbert October 14, 2004 Okeechobee News 10/20/04 Okeechobee Times 10/21/04
Diazinon Deleted from homeowner toolbox          Dan Culbert October 6, 2004 Okeechobee News 10/11/04 Okeechobee Times 10/14/04
To stake or not to stake (StormScaping) Dan Culbert September 30, 2004 Okeechobee News 10/4/04 Okeechobee Times 11/11/04
Getting Back to Green (StormScaping) Dan Culbert September 22, 2004 Okeechobee Times 9/30/04
Just Keep Smiling (StormScaping) Dan Culbert September 15, 2004 Okeechobee News 9/20/04
Cleanup Safety Tips (StormScaping) Dan Culbert September 1, 2004  Okeechobee News 9/13/04
Are your trees ready for the next one?  (StormScaping) Dan Culbert August 26, 2004 Okeechobee News 8/30/04
Storm ravaged communities receive support Adam Cletzer August 20, 2004 Okeechobee News 8/23/04 Okeechobee Times 8/26/04
4-H members bring home record awards (Florida 4-H Congress) Adam Cletzer August 9, 2004 Okeechobee News 8/04
Snow in the Summer (Snow bush) Updated with caterpillar info! Dan Culbert August 5, 2004 Okeechobee News 8/16/04 Okeechobee Times 8/19/04
Java Plum   Dan Culbert August 4, 2004  Okeechobee Times 8/12/04
Lake Okeechobee Watershed Landowners offered Wetland Enhancement Assistance D. Mitchell Flinchum August, 2004 Farmer & Rancher, 8/04
MG Milestones / Trees & Construction   Dan Culbert / Dick Dutton July 28, 2004 Okeechobee News 8/2/04 Okeechobee Times 8/5/04
Frangipani for a tropical look Dan Culbert July 21, 2004 Okeechobee News 07/26/04 Okeechobee Times 7/29/04
Cooperative Extension Director to Receive DSA Award Adam Cletzer July 9, 2004 Okeechobee News 7/12/04 Okeechobee times 7/15/04
Buzz + Slap = 5 Ds (Mosquito protection) Dan Culbert June 23, 2004 Okeechobee Times 7/1/04
Hurricane Inventory Debbie Clements June 16, 2004
Top ten home preparation tips for Hurricanes Dan Culbert June 9, 2004
Rubbervine - a new invader?                          Dan Culbert June 2, 2004 Okeechobee News 6/7/04
Beware a plague of Locusts (Cicadas and Lubber Grasshoppers) Dan Culbert May 26, 2004 Okeechobee News 5/31/04
Butterfly comes back from near extinction (Atala butterfly) Kevin Lollar May 19, 2004 Fort Myers News-Press 
Slow, Slimy, and Deadly (Giant African Land Snail) Dan Culbert May 19, 2004 Okeechobee News 5/24/04 Okeechobee Times 5/27/04
Beware of S.O.D. (Sudden Oak Decline) Dan Culbert May 12, 2004 Okeechobee News 5/17/04 Okeechobee Times 5/20/04
African interns adjust to life in Okeechobee  May 8, 2004 Okeechobee News 5/9/04
Splat (Love Bugs) Dan Culbert May 5, 2004 Okeechobee News 5/10/04
Landscape Safely (Lawn mowers) Carol Bailey April 28, 2004 Okeechobee News 5/3/2004
Make "It" Happen during Compost Week Dan Culbert April 21, 2004 Okeechobee News 4/26/04
We Want your Waste! (Hazardous Waste Disposal) Dan Culbert April 14, 2004 Okeechobee News 4/19/04  Okeechobee Times 4/22/04
Is your Florida Yard Fire Proof? Dan Culbert April 6, 2004 Okeechobee News 4/12/04 Okeechobee Times 4/15/04
Exotic Palms for Okeechobee Dan Culbert March 31, 2004 Okeechobee News 4/5/04 Okeechobee Times 4/8/04
Shrubs as Screens (Landscape plant selection) Dan Culbert March 24, 2004 Okeechobee News 3/29/04 Okeechobee Times 4/1/04
Fragrant Gardenias Dan Culbert March 17, 2004 Okeechobee News 3/22/04 Okeechobee Times 3/25/04
Spring-time Orchids Grow on Trees (Orchid Tree) Dan Culbert March 10, 2004 Okeechobee News 3/15/04 Okeechobee Times 5/6/04 & 3/18/04
Pick A Peck of Potatoes (Air Potato weed) Dan Culbert March 3, 2003 Okeechobee News 3/8/04 Okeechobee Times 3/11/04
Round and Square Trees (Tree pruning) Carol Bailey February 24, 2004 Okeechobee News 3/1/04 Okeechobee Times 3/4/04
Powderpuffs and Thorns                                   Dan Culbert February 18, 2004 Okeechobee News 2/23/04 Okeechobee Times 2/26/04
Time to weed, but wait to feed (Lawn care product use) Dan Culbert February 11, 2004 Okeechobee News 2/16/04 Okeechobee Times 2/19/04
Colorful Flame Vines Dan Culbert February 4, 2004 Okeechobee News 2/9/04 Okeechobee Times 2/12/04
Be Kind to Termites? NOT! Dan Culbert January 28, 2004 Okeechobee News 2/2/04 Okeechobee Times 2/5/04
A  new tomato is "Fired-up "for Florida  (new heat tolerant cultivar) Patti Bartlett January 21, 2004 Okeechobee News 1/26/04
Family Financial Management - Plan Ahead, Spend Wisely! Yu Kudo January 14, 2004 Okeechobee Times 1/22/04
Preserving your poinsettia Dan Culbert January 7, 2004 Okeechobee News 1/12/04
2003 Titles (subject) Author Release date Published in / date:
Local Oaks Dan Culbert December 30, 2003 Okeechobee News 1/5/04 Okeechobee Times 1/8/04
2004 Plants of the Year Dan Culbert December 24, 2003 Okeechobee News 12/29/03 Okeechobee Times 1/1/04 
Kiss Karefully with Mistletoe Dan Culbert December 17, 2003 Okeechobee News 12/22/03 Okeechobee Times 12/25/03
Preventing Holiday Fires Debbie Clements December 10, 2003 Okeechobee News 12/15/03 Okeechobee Times12/19/03
Perfect Poinsettias Dan Culbert December 3, 2003 Okeechobee News 12/8/03 Okeechobee Times 12/11/03 ;  In the Rome'n Garden,  Winter 2006
Choosing Your Christmas Tree Dan Culbert November 26, 2003 Okeechobee Times 12/1/03 Okeechobee News 12/4/03
Give Thanks for Green Thumbs Dan Culbert November 19, 2003 Okeechobee News 11/24/03 Okeechobee Times 11/27/03
Wicked Weeds Dan Culbert November 14, 2003 Okeechobee Times 11/20/03 Okeechobee News 11/24/03
Rooting out Good Citrus Dan Culbert November 5, 2003 Okeechobee Times 11/13/03 Okeechobee News 11/17/03
Crested Caracara Dan Culbert & Eleanor Foerste October 29, 2003 Okeechobee News 11/3/03
Williamson Cattle Company of Okeechobee Walt Land October 23, 2003 FDACS Press Release  10/23/03
Jumping Spiders                                        Dan Culbert October 22, 2003 Okeechobee News 10/27/03 Okeechobee Times 10/30/03
Sticky Sandspur Dan Culbert October 15, 2003 Okeechobee News 10/20/03 Okeechobee Times 10/23/03
Fall Means Yellow Jackets Dan Culbert October 8, 2003 Okeechobee News 10/13/03 Okeechobee Times 10/16/03
Time for Tickseed Dan Culbert October 2, 2003 Okeechobee Times 10/9/03
Selective Pesticides Dan Culbert September 24, 2003 Okeechobee News 9/29/03 Okeechobee News 10/2/03
Risky Business Dan Culbert September 17, 2003 Okeechobee Times 9/25/03
Recycling Nutrients Dan Culbert September 8, 2003 Okeechobee Times 9/18/03
Alligator Pears (Avocados) Dan Culbert September 3, 2003
Horse Sense Dan Culbert August 26, 2003
Caring for Caladiums Dan Culbert August 20, 2003 Okeechobee News  8/25/03
Horticultural Horrors Dan Culbert August 13, 2003 Okeechobee News 8/18/03 Okeechobee Times 3/11/04

Use Care with Sagos

Dan Culbert August 6, 2003 Okeechobee News 8/11/03 Okeechobee Times 8/14/03
Extension Recognizes 4-H Adam Cletzer July 30, 2003 Okeechobee News 8/4/03
Webbing Worries Tree Owners Dan Culbert  July 24, 2003 Okeechobee News 7/28/03
Wanted: Friendly Green Thumbs Dan Culbert July 16, 2003

Okeechobee News 7/21/03 Okeechobee Times 7/24/03

Ouch - What was that? Dan Culbert July 9, 2003 Okeechobee News 07/14/03
Plants Can Reduce Energy Costs Dan Culbert July 2, 2003 Okeechobee News 7/7/03 Okeechobee Times 7/10/03
South Florida’s "Liquid Heart" Chuck Woods July, 2003 IFAS Impact Magazine, Summer 2003
The Plant From Hell (Tropical Soda Apple) Brantley Ivy June 25, 2003 Okeechobee News 6/30/03 Okeechobee Times 7/3/03
Pretty in Pink Dan Culbert June 11, 2003 Okeechobee News 6/16/03 Okeechobee Times 6/19/03
Run away from Runoff Dan Culbert June 4, 2003
The Time for Ticks is Today Dan Culbert May 28, 2003
A Memorial to Tomato Problems Dan Culbert & Gene McAvoy May 21, 2003 Okeechobee News 05/26/03 Okeechobee Times 05/29/03
Safer Insecticides for your Florida Yard Dan Culbert  May 14, 2003
How to Cure that Burning, Itching Pest (Fire Ants) Dan Culbert May 7, 2003
When rainy days go away (Irrigation) Dan Culbert April 29, 2003
Butterfly Gardening Dan Culbert April 23, 2003
Lilies for the Landscape Dan Culbert April 16, 2003 Okeechobee News 4/21/03
Palms for Okeechobee Dan Culbert April 9, 2003 Okeechobee News 5/1/03 Okeechobee Times 4/14/03
April is forGardening Dan Culbert April 2, 2003
Will stringent phosphorus control improve the quality of Lake Okeechobee? Dr. Dan Canfield Spring 2002 Aquatics  vol. 24 (1): 8-15

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