Tag: UF

Successful 2017 for the Green Business Partnership

The Sarasota County Green Business Partnership Program had another successful year in 2017. The program continues to grow in numbers and interest, and used a number of educational delivery methods to reach out to businesses under the direction… Read More

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Visit MREC

Last week, MREC hosted a tour for up-and-coming UF/IFAS Master Gardeners and talked about projects with researchers and Extension agents focused on agricultural economics, water conservation and plant breeding. The group went to greenhouses at MREC to learn… Read More

Wakulla County Extension Encourages “Dine In” Day

RECIPE FOR SUCCESS MEALTIME MADE EASY   *Make a commitment to eating together *Minimize the distractions at dinner     (television, phones, computers) *Serve appetizing foods *Enjoy easy conversations   For mealtime ideas, visit: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1195      

Fertilizing in the Summer

Sarasota County is one of many counties in Southwest Florida that have established restrictions on the application of Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilizer. Sarasota County’s fertilizer blackout prohibits the use of Nitrogen and Phosphorous fertilizer applied to turfgrass and… Read More

Palmetto Weevils

Post by Bob Mertens; Horticulture Program Specialist Once considered a minor pest of palms, the palmetto weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) has in recent years become a serious problem on Canary Island Date palms (Phoenix canariensis) and increasingly on Bismarck… Read More