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Queen and Washingtonia Palms are Under Attack


November 22, 2022

The culprit is a fungus known as Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. palmarum We continue to lose many Queen and Washingtonia palms in residential and commercial properties all over South Florida.  According to University of Florida IFAS Extension, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Fusarium Oxysporum, Palm Diseases, Queen Palm, Washingtonia Palm

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day


October 26, 2022

It’s National Pumpkin Day! This is the time of year to celebrate everything pumpkin and recognize this squash for its history and traditions. If pumpkins are part of your holiday celebrations, enjoy them in all forms, colors, uses, and flavors! Pumpkins ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Canned Pumpkin, Carving Pumpkins, Children And Pumpkin Carving, Eat More Fruits And Vegetables, Fall Recipes, Heaviest Pumpkin, Knife Safety, MyPlate, National Pumpkin Day, Nutrition And Pumpkins, Pumpkin Dip Recipe, Pumpkin Everything, Pumpkins, Pumpkins Decorations, Pumpkins Food, Support Pumpkin Farmers, Wash Hands For 20 Seconds

How to Harvest a Jackfruit

donna corbelli castro
October 12, 2022

Harvesting a Jackfruit is like giving birth! For those of us who love fruit trees in our landscapes, probably nothing is more exciting than harvesting a Jackfruit.  They are the most unusual looking trees you have ever seen.  If you have ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Artocarpus Heterophyllus, Fruit Trees, Jackfruit, Newsletter

Royal Poinciana – Beautiful, but Poor Compartmentalizers.

donna corbelli castro
September 8, 2022

A picture is often worth a thousand words. As an ISA certified certified arborist, when I saw this huge Royal Poinciana collapsed on a sunny day, with no wind, rain, or other adverse weather conditions, I just had to stop and find out what ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Compartmentalization, Delonix Regia, Ed Gilman, Newsletter, Newsletter Highlight, Newsletter2, Royal Poinciana, Tree Care, Tree Failure, Tree Pruning

Be Aware of the Risks of Eating Raw Oysters


August 26, 2022

Seafood is one of those foods people find delicious and a special treat when dining out. Many cultures have it as a mainstay of their meals. Seafood can be a nutritious part of a well-balanced and varied diet. This blog will focus on ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Avoid Cross Contamination, Broward County, Check The Certified Shippers Tag On Raw Oysters, Clean, Consuming Raw Or Undercooked Meat, Consuming Raw Oysters, Cook, Cooking Oysters, Eating For Good Health, Eating Raw Oysters, Extension, Food Safety, Food Safety Considerations When Cooking Oysters, Foodborne Illness, High Risk For Vibrio Infection, Immunocompromised People, Maintain Good Health, Prevent Foodborne Illness, Reducing The Risks Of Vibrio Intection, Restaurant Advisories, Risk Associated With Consuming Raw Shellfish, Separate, Symptoms Of Vibrio, Tips For Eating Oysters, Vibrio, Vibrio Infection, Waters Where Oysters Are Cultivated

Jaboticaba – A Fruit Worth the Wait

donna corbelli castro
August 25, 2022

  This fruit tree is a superstar in Brazil. In the plant world, there are some superstars.  Sometimes it's because of their beauty, like roses and orchids.  Sometimes it's due to their usefulness like corn and bamboo.  Sometimes it's ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Brazil, Brazilian Grape, Fruit Trees, Jaboticaba, Myrciaria Cauliflora, Newsletter, Plinia Cauliflora

Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration: Fire Safety and Preparedness


August 1, 2022

This is the 5th blog in this series. So far, we have covered knowing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, sources of water, tips to drink more water, and ideas to beat the heat and stay safe. Next, I am going to cover some tips ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Be Careful With Fireworks, Broward County, Clean Debris From Your Property, Dangers Of The Risk Of Fire, Fire Can Break Out Quickly, Fire Preparedness, Fire Protection, Fire Safety, Follow Burning Regulations, Have A Plan, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, How To Use A Fire Extinguisher, Hydration, Know Evacuation Routes, Know Where Evacuation Shelters Are Located, PASS, Stay Safe, Steps To Prepare, UF/IFAS Solutions, What Can I Do For Fire Safety?, Wildfires

Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration:  Defeat the Heat


July 27, 2022

This is the 4th blog in this series. Keeping cool is part of good health. We have seen dangerous rising temperatures here and in other countries, triggering conditions and outcomes we have not seen before. It is very important to consider ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Broward County, Care For Pets, Defeat The Heat, Dehydration, Eating For Good Health, Extreme Heat Is A Threat To Our Wellbeing, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Hydrate, Hydration, Keep Cool In Heat, Pet Paws On Pavement, Prevent Dehydration, Prevent Heat Related Illness, Risk To Our Health, Service Air Conditioner, Suggestions To Defeat The Heat, Take A Source Of Water With You, Tips To Defeat The Heat, UF/IFAS Solutions

Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration: Tips to drink more water


July 19, 2022

This is the 3rd blog in this series. Over the past 20 years, I have heard many program participants and clientele state that they don’t like to drink water, or they never drink water. This attitude always surprises me because water is so ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: And Dehydration: Tips To Drink More Water, Be Cautious Of The Impacts Of Heat On Your Health, Extreme Heat, Featured, Heat, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Hot Working Environment, Hydration, Signs And Symptoms Of Heat-related Illness, Sources Of Water, Tips To Increase Water Intake

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