Category: Home Landscapes

UF/IFAS Urges Permeable Pavement to Help Reduce Pollutants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Instead of rain bouncing off pavement and carrying nutrients down to a drain or retention pond, some pavement actually absorbs water. It’s called permeable pavement, and it minimizes pollutants such as nitrogen from getting into… Read More

UF Honors CALS Alumnus George Pickhardt with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Triple Gator George Pickhardt has built one of the largest pest control businesses in the Southeastern United States and remains heavily involved in volunteer activities both in service to the University of Florida and his local community. On… Read More

One of the Originals, Manatee County Master Gardeners Celebrate 40th Anniversary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When the Florida Master Gardener Program started four decades ago, Manatee joined Brevard and Miami-Dade as the original three counties to participate, as trained volunteers answered the public’s gardening and landscaping questions. The UF/IFAS Manatee… Read More

Yellow Fever, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Both Adept at Transmitting Zika

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Yellow fever and Asian tiger mosquitoes found in Florida — and infected with the Zika virus — are good at transmitting the virus, new University of Florida research shows. Zika can make people sick and… Read More

Media Alert: Take a Walk Through Nature for Better Health

Who:    UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County What:    Residents are invited to a free Earth Day walking event where they will experience new native plantings of trees at the UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County office. This event will kick off a… Read More

UF Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student Association Hosts Annual Spring Plant Sale

Who: Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student Association, student organization affiliated with the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences What: The University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Graduate Student Association will host its 20th annual spring plant sale in April…. Read More

Cities with Tree Protection Laws Show More Canopy Coverage, Savings

When are trees worth millions of dollars? When they cover parts of your city. Take Tampa, for example, which has established an Urban Forest Management Plan. According to a 2016 assessment by the University of Florida Institute of… Read More

UF Graduate Students Utilize “Skype in the Classroom” to Teach the Science of Mosquitoes, Careers in Entomology

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Now middle and high school student across the globe will have an opportunity to hear directly from scientists at the University of Florida about how they are working… Read More

UF Environmental Horticulture Students Sweep Awards at International Plant Propagator’s Society Regional Conference

University of Florida graduate students in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) left quite an impression at the International Plant Propagator’s Society (IPPS) southern regional conference last fall. Each year, three students are selected to… Read More