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Urban forestry in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Urban Trees, Pollen, and Allergenicity


April 4, 2022

Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket. Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies. Still, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Landscape Trees, Lawn And Garden, Pollen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Urban Forestry
On left, oyster mushrooms growing on a plastic bag; on right rolled and on a scale.

A Shortcut to the Mushrooms


February 13, 2022

Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you! Oyster Mushrooms In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Arthur C. Grupe II, Chih-Ming Hsu, DIY, Gregory Bonito, Hui-Ling Liao, James M. Stephens, Khalid Hameed, Matthew E. Smit, Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, Pecan Truffles, Timothy Brenneman, Van T. Cotter
Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.

Learning about Home Water Use


February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use
Hands holding harvested strawberries. Photo taken 02-05-20. UF/IFAS Photo by Cristina Carriz

Growing Strawberries in the Florida Home Garden


September 17, 2021

It is New Year’s Day. In the cool gray dawn, you sleepily slide your feet into a pair of slippers, still half-dreaming of the night before. No one else has woken up; the first fruits of the year are yours, and yours alone. At that thought, ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Craig K. Chandler, Home Garden Crops, Horticultural Sciences Department, Natalia A. Peres, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Sydney Park Brown, Vance M. Whitaker
Green iguanas in South Florida.

Green Iguanas: The Changing Landscape


August 8, 2021

Coastal southern Florida has long been home to green iguanas. They came first as stowaways on ships. Then people began importing them to keep them as pets. The wild population grew when pets escaped or when people intentionally released their ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Elizabeth Fortner, Natalie M. Claunch, Paige Borcyk, Steve A. Johnson

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