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Category: Agriculture

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension… Read More

Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL

Roseate Spoonbill

When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me. It took me some time to really understand what they stood for.  Now, I see how important they are. GI-BMP stands for “Green… Read More

Broward County Native Orchid Project

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to… Read More

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who’s in charge? The Florida Department of… Read More

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is “Fertilize Appropriately”.  As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it’s difficult to know what that means during fertilizer “black-out” periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we are… Read More

Staying Well During COVID-19: Importance of Wearing a Face Covering for Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals

Over the past several months, we have learned more about the COVID-19 virus and how it is spread. According to the CDC, people can transmit the virus to others even if they have no symptoms… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah’s Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no… Read More

Orchids grow on trees!

Cattleyas love to grow on trees!

We have all heard the saying: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”, but here in South Florida, orchids grow on trees. Most people only see orchids growing in pots, but in nature, most of them grow… Read More

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteers Evaluate UF/IFAS Lettuce Lines Grown Hydroponically

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands, and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative… Read More

Prescription for Healthy Palms

South Florida is known for its lush, tropical looking palms.  To keep them looking their best, most palms need timely maintenance, especially fertilization.  Are your palms yellow, stunted and/or lacking vigor? If so, here are… Read More