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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Perfect Excuse for a Kiss: Under the Mistletoe

green leaves with white berries

The presence of Mistletoe hung as part of holiday decorations provides the perfect excuse for kissing when partners find their way conveniently or deliberately underneath mistletoe’s leaves and white berries.  While it seems that kissing… Read More

Brrrr! How to Protect Plants from Frost or Freeze

rose bud and leaves with frost

Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall.  While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the… Read More

The Holidays of your Lawn and Landscape

Holidays can bring back memories from years past.  Valentine’s Day always made me think of little hand-decorated paper bags in school to collect classmates’ Valentines and a favorite candy, Conversation Hearts.  St. Patrick’s Day involved… Read More

Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus

green lawn

There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas.  These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management

Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. “Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – DIY Beeswax Food Wraps

Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics.   Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If you missed the talk on… Read More

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well

Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters…. Read More