Category: Agriculture

What is happening to the palms?

Over the past year I have had several calls of people concerned about the decline of their iconic Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) for no apparent reason. There is a relatively new palm disease that is affecting our cabbage… Read More

New Face of Family and Consumer Sciences in Pasco County Extension!

I am proud to announce the addition of Ms. Stacey Struhar, as our new Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent. Stacey will be fully on board starting Monday, April 24, 2017 and located at our office in Dade… Read More

“Seed Scholarships” and Orange County Head Start Project

Situation: Head Start is a national school readiness program created as part of a “war on poverty”. Specifically, it is designed to promote healthy development and assist children from low-income families overcome the disadvantages of poverty before they… Read More

SET IT AND FORGET IT HYDROPONICS EMPOWERS A NEW AGE OF URBAN FARMERS

Situation: Florida’s second largest industry is agriculture, yet less than ¼ of 1% of the population claims farming as their occupation despite continued population growth. Agriculture is key to Florida’s sustainability and economic competitiveness. With traditional agricultural acreage… Read More

4-H WATER GUARDS: NEW CLUB SAVES WATER

Situation: While conservation is essential for the longevity of our water resources, homeowners resist implementing water conservation techniques if they do not have personal motivation and basic technical skills. Today’s youth may not be directly responsible for their… Read More