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Hibiscus flowers not flowering? Scout for the hibiscus bud weevil, UF IFAS scientists suggest

Hibiscus shrubs are attractive and hardy-flowering, typically used in a variety of landscapes. They are known for reaching up to 15 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide. Many hibiscus species are native to… Read More

Fighting the tegu spread, protecting Florida’s wildlife, natural areas through sustained multiagency efforts

Argentine black and white tegus are one of the largest non-native invasive lizard species posing a significant threat to the biodiversity and ecological integrity of Florida’s natural areas. As omnivores that eat fruits, vegetables, insects,… Read More

Looking to grow heart-healthy dragon fruit? UF/IFAS scientists offer latest insights on pests, beneficial insects

Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years. The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant… Read More

Home Gardeners Continue to Seek Advice on EDIS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Only one new title joined this year’s top-10 UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications, and like five others making the list, it appeals to horticulture interests. In all, the Electronic Data Information Source saw… Read More

‘Lost in the Weeds?’ Guide Sifts Through the Differences Among Non-Native Plant Lists

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With subtropical to tropical climates, the entire state of Florida is a biodiverse haven where many native and non-native plant species thrive. But over the years, many non-native invasive varieties have been… Read More

Workplace diversity, vegetable gardening most popular Extension documents for 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Diversity in the workplace and a Florida vegetable gardening guide top the list of most popular University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension documents from 2017. UF/IFAS stakeholders visited… Read More