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Category: Natural Resources

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 forbidden to use… 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 lines, or sharp… 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 sources of nutrition,… Read More

Let’s Celebrate Water Reuse Week!

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Were you aware that May 17-23 is Water Reuse Week in South Florida? To promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water, the South Florida Water Management… Read More

Biological Pest Control – IPM cutting edge solutions

Happy Ladybugs

A Lunch and Learn series presented by: UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted.  One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using Biologicals to control… Read More

The Bees Trees

Bee comb

Why trees make the best food sources for bees Everyone these days wants to be pollinator friendly by planting to attract bees and butterflies. What usually comes to mind are flowering plants such as Gaillardia, Coreopsis, Zinnia and… Read More

SMALLER Native Trees

SMALLER IS SOMETIMES BETTER! In anticipation of hurricane season, many will begin their tree trimming practices to minimize potential hazards and tree failure due to structural defects on large canopy and street trees such as oaks, mahogany, gumbo… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

National Farm to School Month in Broward County

Farm to School

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County  Director Lorna Bravo Did you know that October is National Farm to School month in Broward County?   The Broward County Commission issued a proclamation to the Davie-based UF/IFAS Extension declaring October… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Legacy Award Grant Winners

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Did you know that In 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Program received the 2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant award? This award recognizes the importance of… Read More