Category: Home Landscapes

Exotic invasive plants in Florida

August 1, 2019 Exotic invasive plants in Florida are a hot topic, especially as they flourish during the heat of summer. Most arrived here, usually in the last century as part of the international ornamental horticulture trade, from… Read More

Summer’s fruit, berries and nuts

July 11, 2019   North Florida summer In case it has escaped anyone’s attention, July 2019 is turning out to be a hot and humid month. This trend is not a surprise for anyone who has lived in… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension changing soil test options, reporting of results

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension soils lab is making changes to its test reporting procedures beginning Sept. 1, 2019. The Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) is combining its micronutrients and macronutrients tests…. Read More

UF/IFAS Economist: Millions in Agricultural Crops at Risk as Dorian Approaches Florida

If Hurricane Dorian makes landfall mid-way up Florida’s Atlantic Coast – as many models predicted Thursday afternoon – the storm could devastate not only Central Florida tourist destinations, but also the region’s agricultural areas, which include significant acreage… Read More

UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice. But there are… Read More

No Joke, Dehydration Can Be Serious

Stay Hydrated! Staying well hydrated is essential to sustain life. Insufficient water and fluid consumption can lead to dehydration. However, dehydration is much more than quenching your thirst.  Dehydration is a medical condition in which the body does… Read More

Prepare Your Property for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. As we have learned in recent years, powerful hurricanes can make their way inland and do considerable damage to forest and agricultural lands and enterprises. It’s never too early to… Read More