Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly.
This month I want to talk about how and what butterflies eat. With very few exceptions butterflies ... READ MORE
A video has been spreading through social media of an Orlando resident trapping an alligator in a trash can. Along with the potential for injuring himself and the legality of handling alligators (don't do it). This only brought one big question ... READ MORE
The warm Florida spring is well upon us and honey bee colonies have certainly taken notice. The UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office has received numerous calls concerning honey bees forming dense masses of bees. This is called a swarm. Bee ... 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
With the weather cooling off, did you know it's time to cut out irrigating your lawn? Turfgrass in North Florida goes dormant through the winter. This means it needs little extra water unless we get an exceptionally dry winter. Even then, ... READ MORE
World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on December 5th to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate soil was recommended by the International ... READ MORE
With all this rain comes the buzzing of mosquitoes around you and your animals. Here are a few things to know about minimizing mosquitoes on your farm:
Farmers and ranchers can tolerate mosquitoes with a hand slap or the use of mosquito repellent, ... READ MORE
What is National Ag Day?
National Ag Day is a historic event that promotes recognition and appreciation for all those involved in American agriculture. #AgDay. With over 400 farms, Clay County produces a wide array of agricultural commodities ... READ MORE
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve heard from several citizens who thought their ponds were contaminated by chemicals because they have had several hundred fish die. What I found when I visited these ponds was that the dead fish were are ... READ MORE
With the frigid temperatures we’ve experienced this week, I’ve thought a lot about the weather and climate patterns. After recent discussions, I realized that some folks may not know the difference between weather and climate. So let’s ... READ MORE