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On the Prowl for Poisonous Pasture Weeds

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May 17, 2024

When North Florida really starts to warm up, I often get numerous calls concerning unknown weeds, identifying foreign plants, and lots of, "Is this poisonous?" questions. In fact, there is not a season that goes by that I don't add an entirely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Clay County, Livestock, Native, Nonnative, Pasture, Plant, Poisonous, Toxicity, Weed, Weeds

Horticulture Workshops and Events in Clay County – March 2024

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March 1, 2024

March is a busy month for our horticultural programs as the gardens wake up and we get to work updating our demonstration areas at the office, answer the spring gardening questions of our communities, and go out to educate around the county. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Citrus, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Horticulture Happy Hour, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Mixology, Pollinators

Scent-sational Shrubs: Unveiling the Aromatic Allure of the Tea Olive

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September 22, 2023

When it comes to choosing plants for my yard, I follow my nose. And I have found nothing is more aromatically exquisite than the Osmanthus fragrans, tea olive tree. The tea olive is a tree, reaching heights of 20 feet or more, but since it ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clay County, Florida, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer

Torpedograss Toxicity in Horses: What’s the Truth?

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September 8, 2023

Horse owners have the utmost concern for their animals, and one of their top concerns is toxic plants. Florida’s tropical climate supports a variety of non-native, often tropical species that can cause toxicity issues for livestock. Producers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Farm Management, Invasive Species, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Grass, Horse, Horses, Livestock, Panicum, Pasture, Research, Torpedo, Torpedograss, Toxic, Toxic Plants, Toxicity

Better with Butterflies: Them and Us

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December 20, 2022

Welcome to our last butterfly blog of the year. This month I want to summarize all the things we have talked about in the last 11 blogs to encourage you to get involved in protecting these delicate creatures. Butterflies are as essential ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators

A Once In a Lifetime Experience-Clay County 4-Hers Participate in First Ever 4-H in Space Project

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July 19, 2022

Three Clay County 4-Hers participated in the first ever 4-H in Space:  Mission Command Team project.  Noah, Celine, and Aidan worked with Higher Orbits’ “Go For Launch” program and 45 other 4-Hers from Florida, Arizona, Illinois, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, , Curriculum, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Clay County, Florida, STEM, Youth, Youth As Scientists

Want to be a Master Gardener? 2021 Course Now Accepting Applications in Clay County!

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February 3, 2021

The time has come to start your application for the 2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer training! Read below for a big about our awesome group and how to apply! Who We Are The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer

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