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Category: Horticulture

Weed Identification and Control Strategies for Professionals

October 2, 2018 9 am – noon $15 This hands-on workshop will cover identification, herbicide technology, weed classification, and how to create the most effective, yet conservation and budget-minded herbicide program for both ornamental beds and turf. CEUS… Read More

Advanced Irrigation for Professionals: Designing Based on System Components

September 18, 2018, 9 am – 3 pm, $35 Seating is LIMITED to 30! Lunch included, CEUs have been applied for This advanced course is designed for individuals who have completed the irrigation basics workshop or have a… Read More

Controlled burn in TREC’s Pine Rockland

HOMESTEAD,  Fla. The Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) has an 8.5-acre fragment of Pine Rockland, one of the most imperiled habitats on earth. Only about 4 percent of Pine Rockland habitat remains in Florida. Periodic fires, which… Read More

Master Gardener Program Forms Endowment Fund

The Escambia County Master Gardener Program has formed the Escambia County Master Gardener Endowment Fund, in conjunction with the University of Florida Foundation. The University of Florida Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will be managing the funds for the… Read More

Wakulla Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale Saturday, September 22

By Less Harrison Natural Wakulla Day at the Wakulla County Extension Office The Wakulla Master Gardeners are gearing up for the fall plant sale scheduled for Saturday, September 22 in conjunction with the Natural Wakulla Day at the… Read More

Harvest season is also time when seeds spread

By Les Harrison Harvest Season September has traditionally been the beginning of harvest season. Many agricultural crops are reaching maturity and, depending on several environmental factors, are soon to be ready for gathering. During the bygone era when… Read More

Cattails are common in Wakulla marshes

By Les Harrison Swaying Cattails Cats are common in Florida.  The domestic version of this multi-color and variable size species is a popular choice as a low maintenance pet. A native aquatic plant curiously named for the feline’s… Read More

Plant Diagnostic Director from Tropical Research and Education Center invited to speak at Kew Garden at First State of the World’s Fungi Symposium

MIAMI, Fla. – Romina Gazis, a newly hired Plant Pathologist at The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the Tropical Research and Education Center located in Miami-Dade County, has been invited to speak at… Read More