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UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Programs in Broward County


July 5, 2022

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program? The summer internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward County, Composting, Container Gardening, Critters, Entomology, Extension, Florida Gardening, Food Waste, Food Waste Prevention, Gardening, Internships, Invertebrates, MGVs, Urban Area, Urban Horticulture, Vermicomposting

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?

donna corbelli castro
November 30, 2021

The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Establishing Sod, FFL, Newsletter, Sod, Swales, Turf

Much Ado About Weeds

donna corbelli castro
June 24, 2021

Now that the rainy season is officially here, weeds will explode in our plant beds. There is much ado about weeds. What can we do about them? Water Starve Them! We went through a very long dry spell. During that time I decided to do an experiment ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Weed BMPs, Weed Management, Weeds

Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!

donna corbelli castro
December 23, 2020

As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn! ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biological Pest Control, BT, Caterpillars, Controlling Hornworms, Gardening, IPM, Solanum Sp., Sphinx Moth, Tomato Hornworm, Tomatoes, Vegetable Growing

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

donna corbelli castro
August 27, 2020

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who's in charge? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FDACS, Licensing, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Licenses

Managing Palm Fertilization during “Black-Outs”

donna corbelli castro
July 24, 2020

One of the 9 Florida Friendly Landscaping principles is "Fertilize Appropriately". As a homeowner or landscaper, sometimes it's difficult to know what that means during fertilizer "black-out" periods. Fertilizer black-out times are when we ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Blackout Periods, Fertilizer Rules, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Ordinances, Palm Care, Palm Fertilizing, Slow Release Fertilizers

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

donna corbelli castro
June 15, 2020

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah's Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening. In her book, she describes the way nature plants. There are no lines, or sharp angles; everything has a place and purpose. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bio-diversity, Birds, Butterflies, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Gentle Gardening, Native Plants, Pest Management, Plea For Chaos, Sustainability, Wildlife
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Biological Pest Control – IPM cutting edge solutions

donna corbelli castro
May 4, 2020

A Lunch and Learn series presented by: UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted. One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using Biologicals to control ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Alternatives To Pesticides, Beneficial Insects, Beneficial Nematodes, Biological Pest Control, CEU"S, FNGLA, Insects, IPM, ISA, Ladybugs, Newsletter2, Organic

Small Hand-Held Sprayers: An Easy and Inexpensive Tool to Combat Lawn and Garden Pests


April 9, 2020

Small hand-held sprayers: an easy and inexpensive tool to combat lawn and garden pests. Small hand-held pump sprayers are a relatively inexpensive and easy way to control pests and weeds around the home and in the landscape. They can be purchased ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Application, Fertilizer, Herbicide, How To, Pesticide, Pressurized Sprayer, Sprayer

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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