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Category: Agriculture

Florida Bellflower – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Florida Bellflower Campanula floridana The Florida Bellflower is a perennial wildflower found in moist areas like meadows, pond/marsh/stream margins, and on roadsides. The violet flowers bloom in spring and attract bees,… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree Biological Control UF/IFAS Extension Team Successfully Adapts to COVID-19 ”New Normal”

Thank you to the project collaborators and students who made our Brazilian peppertree biological control extension program a success. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center and partners collaborated on an… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Terry Baker

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Terry Baker graduated in 2004 with his degree from the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC), now known as the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Cecilia Lepa

Cecilia Lepa graduated with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in forest resources and conservation. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Southern Oregon’s Education Service… Read More

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 4/22/21.

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because we… Read More

Managing Hedge Funds… Different Stacks of Green

Have you ever thought of yourself as a hedge fund manager before? The shrub is the bank, and the leaves are the money. You are the manager, and you get paid to manage the hedges! Nice hedges can… Read More

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities for small- and… Read More

Prune Blooms and Pinch Me Please!

Spring stunners are still putting on a showy floral display. Ensure next spring’s spectacle by pruning just after the bloom. Push even more flowers by pinching the azalea tips now through May. Azaleas brighten Central Florida landscapes from… Read More