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Sustainable farms, ranches and businesses part of local efforts at Savor Sarasota

By Randall Penn, waste reduction agent, and Sarah Bostick, sustainable agriculture agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Savor Sarasota is coming back to town June 1st through 14th.  During this event, local restaurants will feature lunch and dinner menus… Read More

Diversify the Landscape: Unique Groundcovers

A New Groundcover Appeal Tired of the mundane? The ordinary? The boring? Landscapes stippled with the same plant material make me lose my interest in their designs. Nonetheless, let us think outside the normal plant palette. With the… Read More

Plant Identification & Weed Management

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide.  Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, one of the key… Read More

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images

How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but a process of… Read More

UF/IFAS program teaches what happens ‘After the Flush’

BALM, Fla. — If you’re on a septic system, what happens after you flush your toilet? In a new, statewide UF/IFAS Extension program aptly titled “After the Flush,” Mary Lusk and her colleagues aim to teach Floridians how… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Landscaping Pollution Solution

Water pollution from stormwater runoff threatens Florida’s valuable water resources. Undeveloped land covered with grass, plants, and trees absorbs rainwater. As Florida continue to grow, more of this land is covered with hard impervious surfaces such as roads,… Read More

Pesticide license testing resumes starting May 18

Due to COVID-19, all pesticide license testing in Florida was suspended for more than six weeks. Now that the state has started to reactivate services, testing will resume at select UF/IFAS Extension offices on May 18. Not all… Read More

Avocado Selection, Storage and Preparation

Delicious green avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit, not a vegetable.  They contain healthy fatty acids, essential amino acids, and more than 20 vitamins and minerals, plus they are a good source of fiber.  They have more potassium than… Read More