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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Crapemyrtles: A Landscape Showstopper

Crapemyrtles are a beauty to behold in any landscape. They are popular landscape plants in Florida because of their ease of propagation, lengthy blooming period, ability to grow under a range of soil conditions, and are relatively inexpensive…. Read More

Apply Now to be a Sumter County Master Gardener Volunteer!

  Interested in being a Master Gardener Volunteer? Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida?  Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you?  Are you challenged by acquiring new skills or expertise  through… 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 front door. UF/IFAS… 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 spots and insects… Read More

Beef Quality Assurance-It’s Good…Great for Everyone

In a nutshell, Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence by educating people on proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry (BQA.org). When better quality cows leave the farm and… Read More