Category: Horticulture

NORTHEAST FLORIDA SMALL FARMERS NETWORK

The Northeast Florida Small Farmers Network (NEFSFN) connects growers to a resource-network focused on diversified and sustainable farming systems. The group, facilitated by the UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension agents of Nassau and Duval counties, aims to help address the… Read More

Plans on the way for 2nd Garden Festival

Let it Grow The Highlands County Master Gardeners took a leap of faith last year and it paid off. The annual plant sale became a Garden Festival. Their theme, “Let it Grow” described the process to a Tee…. Read More

TRES OSCEOLA: CELEBRATING EARTH DAY PLANTING TREES E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL

Situation: During Earth Day and Arbor Day, tree giveaways are very popular. Many of these activities do not have any associated education on appropriate tree selection or care. Since 2016 the Residential Horticulture Agent in Osceola County has… Read More

ACCESSING THE NEBULOUS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION T. McIntyre UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL 32773

Situation/Problem Statement and Objectives:  Seminole county has many waterbodies that are labeled “impaired’ for nutrients. The nutrients arise from a variety of sources but can be attributed to a lack of best management practices in the home landscape…. Read More

Combining Classroom Instruction with Yard Evaluations to Promote Florida-Friendly Landscaping A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL

Situation: With exponential population growth in Marion County has come an ever-increasing demand for fresh water, particularly for irrigation. The Marion County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program offers programs year-round to educate the public and municipalities about the threats to… Read More

ADVANCED TRAINING PROMOTES MASTER GARDENER DIAGNOSTIC CONFIDENCE. L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL

Situation: Central Florida, including Sumter County and surrounding counties, is characterized by at least 71 adult retirement communities some of which have only a couple of thousand homes, and others which are over 50,000 homes.  In Sumter County,… Read More

WARM SEASON TURFGRASS AESTHETIC FREEZE TOLERANCE G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County Horticulture Agent, J.S Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension Director, Osceola County, M. Smith, Multi-Counties Horticulture Agent.

Situation: In many parts of the United States, freeze tolerance of warm season turfgrass is measured by survivability of the turf. In Florida, it is purely aesthetic. Many homeowners desire a non-dormant grass during the winter. While frost… Read More

TO COMPARE THE EFFECTS OF TAKE-ALL ROOT ROT ON WARM-SEASON TURF GRASS G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County

Situation: During the growing season, eight out of ten lawn problems in Osceola County caused by take-all root rot. The disease is known to affect all warm season turf grass species. Not all turf species are equally susceptible… Read More