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Category: Horticulture

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

Industry updates for landscape and nursery professionals – April 2020

Business ‘Unusual’ Although it is certainly a challenge to maintain some semblance of normalcy as we continue to navigate the CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines, the UF/IFAS commitment to providing support for our clientele remains unchanged. Below are some… Read More

Online CEU opportunities to renew licenses during COVID-19 outbreak

Pesticides licenses renewals received extension due to COVID-19 through Mid-June. Testing updates https://pested.ifas.ufl.edu/update-on-testing/   Currently, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is granting an additional extension until June 20 for pesticide license renewal following Emergency… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables in Central Florida

Understanding the vegetable garden seasons in Central Florida will save you a lot of frustration. You should download and read the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VH/VH02100.pdf) for a complete understanding about what to plant (pages 8-10) and when… Read More

Coronavirus Safety Fact Sheets for Workers

I have received several questions regarding what to do if you have employees or work with others during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in agricultural operations and related businesses. While there is plenty of information about how the virus… Read More

Roselle, The Florida Cranberry

Roselle, a relative of hibiscus, was once used widely as an edible plant in Florida. The flowers are less showy than other hibiscus varieties, but their calyces (sepals at the base of the flower) are amazing! As the… Read More