Category: Home Landscapes

UF/IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory Director Inducted into Florida Tropical Fish Farms Association Hall of Fame

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When Craig Watson, Director of the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, got his first aquarium at age 7, he couldn’t have predicted the important role that fishing and aquaculture would play… Read More

UF/IFAS PIE Center Offers Tools to Teach Mosquito Control to Residents

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida IFAS Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources received a $200,000 grant to help others teach the public about mosquito safety. The UF/IFAS PIE Center, as part of… Read More

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Plenty of Non-Perishable Foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s nothing like trying to eat when the refrigerator and kitchen lights don’t work. That’s what some will face this hurricane season. University of Florida experts urge everyone to stock up on non-perishable food so… Read More

UF/IFAS experts: Hire a certified tree inspector before hurricane season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even a Category 1 hurricane – with winds at 74 to 95 mph — can snap trees, so find a certified arborist before hurricane season, a University of Florida landscape specialist says. To make sure… Read More

UF Shares Poultry Health Research with Commercial Farmers in Syria

By Sarah Carey, 352-294-4242, careysk@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The conflict in Syria has caused more than $16 billion in crop and livestock losses and destroyed farming assets, according to a 2017 report from the United Nations’ Food and… Read More

On Earth Day, UF Researchers Say Conserve Water Now or Pay the Price Later

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents are using more and more water every day, leaving future Floridians with more expensive options to meet anticipated needs, according to University of Florida researchers. Earth Day, April 22, is a great time… Read More

UF Leads Trend to Open Food Businesses with Workshops

FELLSMERE, Fla. – Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than… Read More

Weed Appreciation Day: Not all weeds bad, says UF expert

 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new plant pops up in your yard — is it a weed? It’s all in the eye of the beholder, says a lawn and garden expert with the University of Florida. “A weed… Read More