Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Be safe out there!

This morning, our Pasco Master Gardener Trainee Class was visited by a guest lecturer, BJ Jarvis. BJ is CED and Horticulture Agent in Citrus County. This morning, as she was searching for teaching props in her yard, she… Read More

Growing Minds…and Vegetables

It’s the end of the school year, which, to the Family Nutrition Program, means one main thing: garden harvests! We were invited to several of the garden harvest events at the schools, where the children pick the vegetables… Read More

UF/IFAS expert: How to protect your yard during drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As drought conditions continue, some Florida yards and gardens may start to look less than lush. “Certain ornamental plants such as roses, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and many annuals are more vulnerable to drought conditions,” said… Read More

Ornamental Plants and Diseases in south Florida Report

I received many questions from ornamental growers about what ornamental plant diseases may affect their nurseries? especially in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is a ground zero for invasive pests and the quality standards for ornamental is very high… Read More

Don’t get burned: Tips for protecting your home from wildfires during drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As communities in Florida face a record drought, many residents have been waking up to the smell of smoke from nearby wildfires. And some may even face blazes in their own backyards. “Those most at… Read More