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
August is that time of year when our beautiful blue ponds tend to turn green. Maintaining a healthy, weed and algae free pond or lake can be difficult in Florida when temperatures increase and we have plenty of sunshine. Although ... READ MORE
This Spring has been very favorable for several moth species, and among them is the Tussock Moth. You may be seeing a profuse amount of the moth caterpillars around your home, work or farm. The major host of this caterpillar ... READ MORE
Agriculture. For some people this is a dirty word (pun intended) and for others it defines who they are. Agriculture is defined as the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing ... READ MORE
Wildlife in the Environment
"DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs, digging ... READ MORE
Why Submit a Sample?
In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their growing operations. Although ... READ MORE
The Five R's of Landscape Maintenance
How do you express yourself within your garden or landscape? Typically our landscapes are adorned with beautiful plants that sprinkle the landscape with color. The liveliness and beauty of landscapes are ... READ MORE
Importance of Green Spaces
This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy of a tree, ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Pesticide Licensing and Training in Alachua County
In order to apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Florida, one must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator's license. Regulation of these licenses is the responsibility of ... READ MORE