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A New Caterpillar in the Garden? First Step, Identification!

Recently, I was thrilled to see a new caterpillar in my garden. I have many host plants for butterfly larva and was excited to find out what it was. It was a pretty caterpillar. Would it be a… Read More

Vegetable Garden Soil Testing

UPDATE: Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we move through… Read More

Vegetable Garden Soil Testing

UPDATE: Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we move through… Read More

What’s that black mold on my plant?

That unsightly black stuff When a black film we call sooty mold visits your plants and covers the leaves you can be sure of at least one thing. You have an insect problem.  Most of you have seen… Read More

Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass

Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. How… Read More

Soil Sampling and Testing – Turf Grass

Due to minimal staffing, UF/IFAS Extension Analytical Labs are prioritizing soil samples from producers. Dooryard landscape and garden soil samples may be stored and analyzed as capacity becomes available. We appreciate your patience during these unusual circumstances. How… Read More

Garden with Us! Introducing the Victory2020 Garden Program with UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County

History of Victory Gardens Victory gardens or “war gardens” were popular during WWI and WWII.  They were promoted by the government to help provide fresh produce to individuals at home and help supplement food rationing.  It also provided… Read More

Stuck at home? Here are 8 family-friendly gardening activities you can do in your own backyard!

By Sara Weber Plant a vegetable garden.  There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida.  Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year.  You can… Read More

Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries

An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard. Of course, I am referring to blueberries. Blueberries are grown… Read More