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Orange Juice is One Good Source of Vitamin C


May 4, 2022

Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch.  Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
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Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!


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

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program


November 8, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Florida, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Master Gardener Program, Scholarship Programs, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Volunteers, Yards

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?


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

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteers Evaluate UF/IFAS Lettuce Lines Grown Hydroponically


May 26, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands, and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Work & Life
Tags: Community Garden, Conservation, Food Security, Gallons Of Water, Hydroponics, Kids Grow Food, Lettuce, Lettuce Breeding, Sustainability, Urban Farming, Urban Farms, Urban Food Systems, Vegetables
Happy Ladybugs

Biological Pest Control – IPM cutting edge solutions


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

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

Star Fruit-A Source of Vitamin C


January 21, 2020

Carambola is a south Florida tropical that is also called star fruit from its unique shape when sliced. This fruit has a sweet, sour, tart flavor and is very refreshing to eat by itself. It tastes great in a salad and makes a beautiful garnish ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition,
Tags: Carambola, Dehydration, Diabetes, Kidney Injury, South Florida Tropicals, Star Fruit, Star Fruit Consumption, Star Fruit Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe, Vitamin C
Farm to School

National Farm to School Month in Broward County


January 3, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Director Lorna Bravo Did you know that October is National Farm to School month in Broward County?   The Broward County Commission issued a proclamation to the Davie-based UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Broward County Urban Farming, Farm To School, Farmers, Growing Food, Kids Grow Food, Master Gardener Program, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Gardening

UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Legacy Award Grant Winners


November 29, 2019

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Did you know that In 2019, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Program received the 2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant award? This award recognizes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Educators, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Food Safety, Master Gardeners, Science, Teachers, Urban Area, Water Conservation, Water Quality

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