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Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss… Read More

Wildlife and Invasive Species Educational Webinars

Join us for our Wildlife and Invasive Species Educational (WISE) workshops! August 21 at 1:00 pm – “Insects and Other Arthropods Found in Florida’s Natural Areas” – Discover all the fascinating insects and other bugs… Read More

Water Wednesdays – Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Happy New Year everyone! Are you thinking about taking on a New Year’s resolution or two? How about adopting one or two Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices? Water Wednesdays in January will focus Florida-Friendly Landscaping. What Is… Read More

Artillery Fungus-Small but Mighty

  Mulches for the Landscape Residents that prefer to use organic mulches in their landscape beds have several options to choose from that provide many benefits to Florida’s sandy soils and plants. Types and Benefits… Read More

Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Place

Flatwoods Plum from the UF/IFAS Demo Garden Sumter County-photo by L. Sanderson If you have visited the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County office in Bushnell, you have perhaps meandered through the demonstration garden just outside our… Read More

Lovebugs-Love is in the Air

Plecia neartica Hardy

Love is in the Air!  Plecia neartica hardy, or more commonly known as the lovebug is out in high numbers both in Spring and Fall.   Find huge numbers of lovebugs on nectar flowers in your… Read More

Native Ornamental Grasses for Central Florida

Conversations about grass, do not usually include the use of ornamental grasses.  Discussions about grass usually involve the trials and tribulations of maintaining turfgrass and either how green and healthy it looks or the brown… Read More