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Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?

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An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and retail garden centers,… Read More

Weed of the Week: Oxalis

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Oxalis (Oxalis stricta). Oxalis is prevalent throughout… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give us a talk… Read More

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to their private drinking… Read More

Weed of the week : Artillery weed

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of the week is Artillery weed (Pilea microphylla). Artillery weed is increasingly… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel

A great way to save water, and money on your water bills, is to build your own rain barrel to capture rainwater. Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, and Krista… Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

Weed management programs benefit landscape managers for public and private lands but also homeowners. This EDIS document outlines alternatives to glyphosate and herbicides in Florida, preemergence and postemergence weed control and chemical and non-chemical management tactics. Glyphosate, the… Read More