Category: Horticulture

Intriguing Termite Facts

Termites on a piece of wood.

First of all, the termite history . . .   Termites are over 100 million years.  Termites are an adaptive animal to exists after 100 million years. They eat the plant’s fiber, found in dead and decaying wood. This makes them “recyclers… Read More

Hurricanes and Trees, Yikes

Did Hurricane Irma leave you with fallen trees, broken branches, or uprooted trees? The University of Florida /Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) created the Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program after the devastation of the 2004 and… Read More

Loving the Florida Master Naturalist Program in Manatee County

Photo of the sun rising over Lake Alice, Gainesville Floida

Joining the Master Naturalist Training Program in Florida is a wonderful experience for residents and visitors too.  The program introduces many facets of Florida ecology. You will learn about the fauna (wildlife and invasive species too) and the… Read More

Attention, Attention, Attention – Read all about it – Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is changing!

Posted by Martha Glenn, Ornamental Horticulture Agent In 1992 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented Agricultural Worker Protection Standards (WPS).  These federal regulations are designed to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among agricultural workers (people… Read More