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Prickly Pear Cactus – Wild Weeds

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December 1, 2023

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia humifusa   Prickly Pear Cactus is a perennial succulent, fleshy and armed with two types of barbed bristles. This cactus has long, fixed spines, and glochids or hairlike ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Climate Change and Pesticides

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November 30, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! This month I attended the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. There were many presentations that have me thinking about how climate change is likely to affect populations of many organisms, including pests, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Emily Kraus, Endangered Species, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

Beekeeping Management Calendar: December


November 30, 2023

Recommendations for your apiary in December: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, Pests, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

Hillsborough County Extension Partners with Tampa Family Health Centers to Provide Planter Pots

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November 29, 2023

The Planter Pot Giveaway at the Tampa Family Health Center (TFHC) was a huge success! We provided a total of 90 low-income households with pots, soil and seeds to improve their food security and health. The planter pot kits were provided through ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable Gardening

2023 Fall Meeting of the SWFL Small Farmer Network

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November 28, 2023

On November 3, 2023, the Southwest Small Farmer Network held our fall meeting at Circle C Farm in Hendry County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight Circle C’s new on-farm store, learn about pasture management, connect producers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Business, Farmers, Small Farms, SWFL, SWFL Small Farmer Network, UF IFAS Extension

2024 MGV Landscape Matters Programs

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November 28, 2023

Landscape Matters: Old World Roses When: January 10, 2024; 10am – 11am Where: Online or In-Person, 25 N 4th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Registration Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqcuiqpzMuHNJnqZhrxSEr-h8qT81vhk8l An ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: (MGV), Community Education, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Libraries, Master Gardener Volunteer

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