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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day – Reducing Food Waste

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

Key Considerations for Achieving Gardening Goals

This gardening guide will help you to achieve your gardening goals! Determine your goals as a grower Feed yourself or family? Feed others? Make money and grow business? Businesses should consult the Florida Direct Marketing Guide. Based on… Read More

Depression Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

  Depression is common in older adults.   Late-life depression affects 6 million Americans aged 65 or older yet only 10% receive treatment. Even though older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression, it is not… Read More

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day – Energy Efficiency

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Soil Testing; pH and Nutrients

It is always good to know if you have sufficient nutrients in the soil and if the soil will allow your vegetable plants to take up those nutrients. This is a simple test and should be performed once… Read More

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day – Water Conservation

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: Jackie Burns the First and Only Woman to be Named UF/IFAS Dean of Research

Jackie Burns, a University of Florida professor emeritus, was the first and only woman to be named UF/IFAS dean of research, a position she held from 2014 until her retirement in January 2019. A trailblazer in more than… Read More