Hope you enjoyed the April Gardening Matters and explored your back yard. Exploring the yard provides an opportunity to really look at see what is around you – plants, insects, birds, or other wildlife.
May is a time when many ... READ MORE
Welcome to Gardening Matters. During this time of social distancing and online schooling, this newsletter provides some gardening activities and fun facts for youth and families. This newsletter is a joint UF/IFAS Extension Bay County 4-H, Master ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself. Freezes and hurricanes can wipe out a year’s investment overnight, while longer-term scourges like drought, disease and pest infestations ... 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
Originally published in the Lynn Haven Ledger
By Julie McConnell
We are still a few weeks away from the official start of summer, but the recent hot dry weather pattern has been hard on landscapes. Sun exposure in yards has increased for ... READ MORE
Originally printed in the News Herald Extension Connection, January 14, 2019
Julie McConnell and L. Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Extension
As an admitted plant geek, it hurts my heart to look around at the battered landscape we are left with after ... READ MORE
Our hearts are with those impacted by Hurricane Michael. UF/IFAS Extension faculty are working to compile lists of recovery resources.
The Agriculture and Natural Resources list provides recovery resources for farms.
The Hurricane Recovery ... READ MORE
As Hurricane Michael was barreling through the Panhandle region, wasp populations were at their highest of the year. Winds and flooding destroyed many of the nests of paper wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets and now wasps may be aggressive ... READ MORE
On June 6th, we held an Invasive Species Workshop: Air Potato Challenge and Species Awareness day at the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Panama City. Over 700 air potato leaf beetles were distributed to more than 30 sites in Northwest Florida by ... READ MORE