Category: Home Landscapes

UF expert: Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season

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  by Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert. As part of Hurricane Irma recovery, take… Read More

Hurricane Irma Impact: Florida’s Nursery and Landscape Industry Suffers Significant Loss

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For Immediate Release Contacts: Ben Bolusky, FNGLA’s Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Nelis, FNGLA’s Director of Communications & Public Relations Phone: 407-295-7994 | 800.375.3642 Email: bbolusky@fngla.org; jnelis@fngla.org As Hurricane Irma ripped through the state, Florida’s plant and tree nurseries… Read More

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF expert: Communities, residents can protect water quality

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — August is National Water Quality Month. That term — water quality — may not be familiar to some Floridians. But as the state’s population grows and demands on water increase, it’s more likely to start… Read More

Renowned UF professor named a Fellow by national organization

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Dukes, director of the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been named a Fellow by a prestigious national organization. The American Society… Read More

Air Potato Patrol mobilizes public in recon of problem plant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida, air potato is a state-wide problem, but the battle against the invasive plant starts in greenbelts and back yards, according to scientists with the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More

Free air potato beetles available to St. Lucie County and Treasure Coast residents with invasive plant

Who:    UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County in partnership with the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center will host a free air potato beetle give away for residents who have the invasive air potato vine on their properties… Read More

Florida teachers get to be kids again at UF Plant Camp

By: Dehlia Albrecht, 352-273-3665; dehliadee@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While parents are getting ready to send their kids off to camps, two dozen teachers will prepare for their own summer adventure. On June 12, teachers from across the state… Read More

UF/IFAS expert: How to protect your yard during drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As drought conditions continue, some Florida yards and gardens may start to look less than lush. “Certain ornamental plants such as roses, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and many annuals are more vulnerable to drought conditions,” said… Read More