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Introducing UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County’s Newest Agent

Hi there! My name is Morgan Pinkerton. I recently started as the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County. I will be helping the county solve problems and provide educational programs related to understanding… Read More

Farms deliver produce to local food banks through USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

When COVID-19 shut down the food service industry, which supplies entertainment venues like sports arenas, cruise ships and theme parks, many farmers had crops out in the field without their usual buyers open to purchase the goods. The… Read More

After summer rains, look for this giant mushroom in backyards, parking lots

Summer is here in Florida, and that means one thing for fungi identification expert Matt Smith. “More mushrooms, and more questions about mushrooms,” said Smith, an associate professor of plant pathology at UF/IFAS. The rainy summer months are… Read More

The important role of nitrogen in Florida soils

A new UF/IFAS Extension document from Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWS) researchers highlights the important role of nitrogen (N) in Florida soils. The element is necessary for healthy plants. However, properly managing soil N levels can be… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called A Gentle Plea for Chaos and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no lines,… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty to host webinar series for agriculture and natural resource professionals

By Jarred Shellhouse A new webinar series, focused on professional development for agriculture and natural resources professionals during a global pandemic, is set to take place this summer. Megan Stein, agricultural education and communication lecturer at the University… Read More

Gardening During Covid-19

  Benefits of Gardening During Covid-19 This week’s Virtual Plant Clinic topic is facilitated by Joanne Mason, Master Gardener Volunteer for UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, RN, MS.  We encourage you to attend our Thursday Plant Clinic by registering… Read More

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season! An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season,… Read More