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Cold Weather Alert! Protecting Cold Sensitive Plants

What do the different cold alerts issued by the National Weather Service actually mean to homeowners? Frost advisories are given when temperatures expect to fall between 36 degrees to about 32 degrees. This usually occurs as a short… Read More

Cold Protection for Landscape Plants — After the Event

Many of us know what to do to protect our landscape plants before a cold event by the instructions you get from the Certified Meteorologists at your local television station. Usually we will water the plants well, both… Read More

Long UF/IFAS Tradition: Citrus Growers Can Call for Frost Protection Information

Just one freeze could cripple much of Florida’s citrus crop. It happened 30 years ago. Chris Oswalt, a multi-county commercial citrus agent  for UF/IFAS Extension, remembers the frost-bitten evenings. Christmas 1983, January 1985 and Christmas 1989 marked three… Read More

Your Florida Garden in “Winter”

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter, even though we have had balmy weather lately. While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions present several challenges… Read More