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Hiring a Pesticide/Herbicide or Fertilizer Applicator: Choose Licensed


December 9, 2020

Why Choose Licensed? Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed. Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Licensing, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension

Protecting Biscayne Bay: There are so many ways you can make a difference.


December 8, 2020

Greetings Everyone, Let me give you a little background on one era of my life, back to when I lived for the weekend and opportunities to escape to the water. In my twenties, I raced sailboats in the south end of Biscayne Bay. I was a card-carrying ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biscayne Bay, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Practices, Landscape, Master Gardener, Plant Knowledge, The Solutions Are In Nature, UF/IFAS Miami-Dade Extension
Your Polk Yard, Guide and Journal cover photo

Saving up for the holidays


December 8, 2020

Throughout the year, I collect pinecones, acorns, grasses, and seedpods in my yard and on hikes (where permitted). However, in the fall I really step up my activity. Mother nature is drying some of them for me this time of year and I love ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Central Florida, Christmas, Decor From The Garden, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Holiday, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polkgardening, Polkmg
Food and garden trends

What’s in store for 2021? UF/IFAS experts predict food and garden trends


December 2, 2020

No one could have predicted the kind of year 2020 has been. But in late 2019, when UF/IFAS experts were asked to predict the top food and garden trends for the coming year, they made some startlingly accurate predictions. Today, these trends ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, News, Trends
rose bud and leaves with frost

Brrrr! How to Protect Plants from Frost or Freeze


November 30, 2020

Most of us look forward to the cooler temperatures and certainly less humidity that comes each fall. While last winter was cold but rather mild, past winters have had very cold temperatures resulting in the dieback of certain herbaceous, woody ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Advective Freeze, Covering Plants, Freeze, Frost, Protecting Plants, Radiational Freeze, Radiational Frost, Watering Plants Before Freeze
UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners serve the community. Image of bees, flowers, landscape and people talking

Dig In! Gardening Course starts January 2021


November 24, 2020

Growing a Green Thumb! Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Thursdays, January 28 – March 25, 9 am ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Citizen Scientists, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Levy County, Levy County Extension, Master Gardener, UF-IFAS

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