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Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule


February 4, 2022

In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Calibration, NFLAG, Pesticide

From Bad to Worse: Common Garden Issues


May 3, 2021

Out of the Frying-Pan, Into the Fire Have you ever heard the phrase, “Out of the frying pan and into the fire?” Although originating from Aesop’s fables, I immediately think of the chapter in Tolkien’s The Hobbit. In the chapter Bilbo ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, BMP, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden Issues, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension

Extension Cord: Backyard Citrus w/ Dr. Juanita Popenoe


January 1, 2021

When someone thinks about Florida they think of citrus. In fact, Citrus is one of Florida's largest industries and many homeowners have backyard citrus. Although Citrus Greening is a major concern, groundbreaking research and new understandings ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Extension Cord, Food, Oranges, Podcast, UF/IFAS Extension

‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV show coming to Alachua County


October 26, 2020

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Design, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Design, UF/IFAS Extension

Diversify the Landscape: Wonderful Trees


July 6, 2020

Introduction It is Independence Day! American flags are flying, and the colors of fireworks will soon fill the night sky. Another way to celebrate Independence Day, other than watching your favorite Will Smith and Bill Pullman flick, is to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Conservation, Diversify The Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Design, UF/IFAS Extension

Diversify the Landscape: Landscape Shrubbery


June 22, 2020

A Shrubbery! Fill your landscapes with diversity! Our vibrant landscapes should exude a mix of different groundcovers, perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees. Landscapes provide tremendous value when we diversify the landscape. In the “Diversify ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Diversify The Landscape, Environment, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden Ideas, Gardening, Landscape, Landscape Design, Plant Selection, Plants, Shrubs, UF/IFAS Extension

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