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2020 Tri-County Crop Update and Pesticide Training

liquid spray eminating from boom over agriculture crops

Posted by Barbara L. Edmonds at Mark W. Warren’s request. This meeting/ trade show is cooperatively offered by UF/ IFAS Extension: Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie counties and provided by state and regional faculty from UF Gainesville campus and… Read More

Draped Hypertufa Container Garden in the New Year

Various example draped hypertufa containers.

Make a unique, one of a kind, draped container using cement infused fabric. Multiple uses in addition to a traditional planter; displaying faux flowers, in the guest bath with soaps and towels or decorative container for potted plants…. Read More

Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (W.I.S.E.) Workshop

Wildlife Happenings February Seahorse Key

W.I.S.E. returns in 2020! UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County is pleased to offer the Wildlife and Invasive Species Educations (WISE) workshop on February 11 and 12, 2020. We have two full days of expert presenters from The University of… Read More

Back the Blue – A Community’s Generosity

list of busineses and individuals who supported and funded the back the blue project

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping project at Gilchrist County Sheriff office is one that honors the fallen, appreciates the living and is borne of a desire to make a positive difference. Nature Coast Master Gardener, Christine H., felt something could be… Read More

Recreational Scalloping Season 2019

Scallops nestled in seagrass

Recreational bay scallop season is quickly approaching! Thousands of residents and visitors will flock to the shallow coastal areas of Florida’s Big Bend to go scalloping and seek out their limit of the sweet and tasty meat. Recreational… Read More

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension @ Yankeetown Seafood Festival

Children and adults interact with Extension Master Gardeners during annual Arts and Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 37th Annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival, November 17th and 18th, 9-5 pm.  Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride… Read More

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth @ Cedar Key

Master Gardeners share UF resaserched based horticulture during Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

Visit UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension booth at 49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival, October 20th and 21st, 9-5 pm. Extension Master Gardeners love to “talk plants.” Share photos of your flowering pride and… Read More

Will This Kill My Tree?

Moth larvae spin loose webs in outer sections of hardwood canopy.

An up close view reveals dozens of hairy, inch long caterpillar, twitching within the fine webbing. Twigs, stems, skeletonized leaves and excrement were visible. Left alone, will these fall webworm kill our young pecan tree? Is this a… Read More