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The remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are expected to move into the southeastern Gulf Of Mexico on Sunday.  The trough of low pressure is moving west-northwest.  That motion is expected to continue Sunday, then a turn to the north is forecast.  Southern and Central Florida will get heavy rainfall today and Monday.  Rainfall amounts could top four inches.

There is a 20% chance of re-development of the system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico over the next two days.  The impacts are expected to stay mostly the east of our viewing area for the duration, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation.

 

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DAYSIDE GARDEN: Escambia County Extensin Office continues to work out of temporary spaces

Updated: Friday, May 16 2014, 02:47 PM CDT
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Escambia County Extension workers are scattered across the county after
their office complex got flooded along with so many others in late
April.
Never the less they are still on the job and reporting for duty

On today's Dayside Garden.
Escambia
County Extension office was a casualty of the flooding and Extension
staff are located in other county buildings.  If you call the current
Extension phone number it will only ring.  Call 595-3460 to receive help
from Escambia Extension. 

Our recent rainfall and increasing
humidity has made conditions very favorable for a fungal disease on
roses called black spot.  This fungus only gets on roses and is most
severe on the hybrids. 

The disease needs moist leaves and
causes black spots with an irregular margins.  Areas around the leaves
will then yellow and leaves will fall. 

Fungicide applications are required every 7-14 days, according to product labels to manage this disease.

Homeowners
may want to consider a more tolerant rose selection like Drift roses,
Knockout roses, or old Garden roses like Belinda's Dream.  For more
information, contact our local Rose Society that meets at the Tryon
Library. 

Even though you plant more resistant varieties does
not mean you won't have Black Spot fungus.  Those plants are just a
little tougher than the hybrids.  DAYSIDE GARDEN: Escambia County Extensin Office continues to work out of temporary spaces
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