Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County?
Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers?
Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural ... READ MORE
LIVE OAK, Fla. --- For farmers in the Suwannee Valley, using Best Management Practices (BMP) are more important than ever to efficiently irrigate their crops. At the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
Ten UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students were selected to attend the annual Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Mo., last month. AFA builds bridges for young leaders in food and agriculture, ... READ MORE
What is Farm Tour?
Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is a fun-filled day where attendees get a chance to visit local farms. We learn all about our local agriculture and how their food is produced. We also ... READ MORE
The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule (5E-2.033) has been in place for several decades. The purpose of this rule is to place additional restrictions and recordkeeping requirements on the use of auxin herbicides (such as 2,4-D, dicamba, and triclopyr) ... READ MORE
We are excited to announce that we are resuming our beekeeping series in 2022. Go ahead and save the dates below and join us!
The UF/IFAS Extension Office in Alachua County has developed a series of short courses that will help you get started ... READ MORE
One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients. To ... READ MORE
Garberia (Garberia heterophylla or Garberia fruiticosa) is a shrubby plant that is a member of the Asteracae or Daisy/Composite family. The foliage of this Florida native plant is rather dull gray-green most of the year until the fall when ... READ MORE
Climbing Aster (Aster carolinianus aka Symphyotrichum carolinianum)
The climbing aster is one of many asters in Florida. In fact there are 440 different asters in Florida with 331 of them identified as native plants! The climbing aster ... READ MORE
Fringe Tree or Old Man's Beard (Chionanthus Virginicus) is hardy from USDA hardiness zones 3A to 9B. Fringe tree is a native plant through many states, as well as Florida in North and Central Florida. It can reach up to 20 feet with a spread ... READ MORE