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Florida Farm Pests: Fruit Flies (Drosophila ssp.)


July 1, 2022

If you have seen flies flying around your ripe fruits, it is probably a fruit fly.  Drosophila (a genus of flies that includes the family Drosophilidae), also known as small fruit flies, are a common pest in Florida all-year-round.  Especially ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farm_management, Florida_Pests, Food Safety, Fruit_Fly, IPM, Polk County FL, Polk Small Farms, UF-IFAS

Plagas de Las Fincas de Florida: Mosca de la fruta (Drosophila ssp.)


July 1, 2022

Si ha visto moscas volando alrededor de sus frutas maduras, probablemente sea una mosca de la fruta. Drosophila (un género de moscas que incluye a la familia Drosophilidae), también conocidas como pequeñas moscas de la fruta, son una plaga ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Español, Farm_management, Florida_Pests, Food Safety, Fruit_Fly, IPM, Polk County FL, Polk_Small_Farms, UF-IFAS

Fertilizer RESTRICTED in Orange County 6/1-9/30


June 30, 2022

No nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizers in Orange County landscapes 6/1 - 9/30 because too much of it ends up in our water. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and pollution levels are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: BMP, BMPs, Cflandscapes, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Blackout, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friendly, FYN, GI-BMP, GIBMP, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscaping, Nitrogen, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County, Ordinance, Phosphorus, Pollution, Turf, Turf Fertilizer, Water
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UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent


June 30, 2022

Let's all WELCOME our new Wakulla County Extension Agriculture, Horticulture Agent Khadejah Scott!   MEET OUR NEW VALUABLE TEAM MEMBER The UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office team are all excited to announce our much-requested ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: /wakullaco/tag/master-gardeners/, Agriculture, Bugs, Community, Educational, Environment, Environmentally Friendly, Farming, Florida, Food, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Growing, Horticulture, Http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/master-gardener-volunteer/our-stories/, Https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/horticulture--agriculture/, Insects, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Living Well In The Panhandle, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension
Peters's Rock Agama

My Internship Shadowing Experience: How do you live trap Peters’s rock agama?


June 29, 2022

My Background My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agama, Reptile, Trap, Trapping

Pollinator Plants for Full Sun


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics Why Attract Pollinators? Are you looking to beautify your ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alternative Lawn, Backyard Wildlife, Cflandscapes, Florida Friendly Landscape, Florida Native, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscape, Hwooten, Landscape, Native, Native Plant, Native Plants, Pollinator, Pollinators, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternative, Turf Alternatives

Gardening in Central Florida for Newcomers


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Makes Gardening in Florida so Different? Many gardeners, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Best Management, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, Central Florida, Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Economic Value, Floridavegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Grown, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Irrigation, New Vegetable Gardener, Ocextension, Plant, Plant Disease, Plants, Soil Amendment, Soil Building, Urban Horticulture, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetable Pest, Vegetable Production, Weed Management, Weeds, Yard Farm

Is a Pesticide License All I Need?


June 23, 2022

We have discussed before that pesticides are a hazard and when combined with exposure can equal risk. Certain pesticides have more risk and require licensing/certification before use. Getting this “pesticide license” usually requires a test ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Dicamba, Fumigants, Label Mandated Training, Paraquat, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License

Mango Morning with Dr. Jonathan Crane


June 22, 2022

It’s mango season and it’s also the perfect time to learn how to grow these tropical fruit trees in South Florida. This year, our featured speaker for Mango Morning with UF/IFAS Extension was Dr. Jonathan Crane, Tropical Research & ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Jessica Ryals, Jonathan Crane, Mango, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF IFAS Extension

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