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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Brazilian Peppertree, Hemp Among Top UF/IFAS Stories for 2019

A year of impactful teaching, research and outreach meant UF/IFAS was frequently in the headlines in 2019. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories from this year. Brazilian peppertree Brazilian peppertree is an invasive plant… Read More

From the ‘Garden Bench’: Gardening Tips for Part-time Residents

Gardening Tips for Returning Part-Time Residents by Amy L. Stripe, Master Gardener Volunteer 2008 This is a busy time for Manatee County’s Master Gardeners! Our winter residents are arriving in droves and discovering “surprises” in their gardens; happily,… Read More

3 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Wrapping Paper

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Christmas morning can be a time of joy and excitement for many of us as we spend time with family and friends, exchange gifts, share a meal,… Read More

UF Student Creates DIY Predator-Rearing System

Two years ago, Sarah Birkmire took her first entomology class and since then she has been hooked on the study of insects. An avid gardener herself, Birkmire is interested in pest control and plays scientist in her own… Read More

Home Gardeners Continue to Seek Advice on EDIS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Only one new title joined this year’s top-10 UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications, and like five others making the list, it appeals to horticulture interests. In all, the Electronic Data Information Source saw 4.6 million visits… Read More

Beekeeping Management Calendar: December 2019

Recommendations for your apiary in December 2019: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida The year-round Beekeeping Management Calendar can… Read More

Deck the Halls Safely this Christmas

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most iconic symbols of the holidays here in Wakulla County and around the world is the Christmas tree. Each year, millions of people set… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Legacy Award Grant Winners

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Did you know that In 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Program received the 2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant award? This award recognizes the importance of… Read More