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Category: Horticulture

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center hosted UF/IFAS vice president Scott Angle last week, showcasing center research projects focused on lifestyle horticulture. Angle visited along with UF/IFAS Communications associate vice president Chris Vivian, representatives from IFAS Government Affairs… Read More

The 2020 Peanut Butter Challenge

Spread the Word… Peanut Butter Fights Hunger! Join the 2020 UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge, October 1st – November 25th, 2020.  Challenge your friends, family, civic groups, and 4-H clubs to gather and donate unopened jars of Peanut Butter. … 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 help reintroduce native… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Cool Season Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

This is the second vegetable garden season of the year. It is the longest vegetable gardening season with almost five months of growing the easiest vegetables you will enjoy. It will be cooler. It will have fewer insect… Read More

Peanut Butter Challenge

Join us in the Peanut Butter Challenge, a state-wide donation drive coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers to help feed those in need and support Florida’s peanut producers. Unopened jars will be accepted at 6021 South Conway… Read More

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous). This weed… Read More

The Alligatorweed Stem Borer: Unsung Hero of Aquatic Weed Management

Growing up along a creek that snaked its way through my hometown in the Mississippi Delta, I knew more than most people my age about alligatorweed, the invasive water-impeding amaranth weed species clogging waterways across the Southeastern U.S…. Read More

Heirloom Tomatoes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (but almost always tasty)

A Primer on Growing Tomatoes The tomato plant is a member of Solanaceae or nightshade family. A native of Central and South America, tomatoes have expanded geographically as they are also a well suited vegetable for temperate climates…. Read More