Category: Work & Life

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About an Iconic Summer Fruit

Watermelons mean summer in most places, but perhaps no more so than in Florida, the country’s number one producer of this quintessential summer fruit. They may be 92 percent water, but there’s more to growing and eating watermelon… Read More

UF Scientist: Florida Crop Surveillance Network Offers State-Level Example of Proposed Global System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing agricultural production demands and new disease threats will necessitate a global surveillance system for crop diseases, according to a new article in the journal Science. But one of the co-authors from the University of… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteer Program Information Session

If you are interested in the University of Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Escambia County, plan to attend a special Volunteer Open House on Tuesday, August 6.  Learn about training sessions, volunteer activities, and the role of… Read More

What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Avoiding Heat Stress

Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of… Read More

Economic Impact of the Florida Horse Industry

Marion County is notably the Horse Capital of The World, and even as a state, Florida is ranked among the highest in terms of equine numbers. Check out the economic impact of the equine industry in Florida. This… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Adopting Water-Conservation Practices with Rain Barrels

The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo South Florida receives an average of 62 inches of rainfall per year. Most of this water washes off green lawns and pavements carrying fertilizers… Read More