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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at the time as… Read More

Tree safety tips

Trees add value to our communities. But our recent windy weather serves as a good reminder that storm season is just around the corner. Given the large size attained by some trees, they can become hazardous to people… Read More

Green Spaces and Public Health

Importance of Green Spaces This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy… Read More

Composting Tips for the Homeowner

Spring is in the air!  Gardening beds are being changed over and people are starting their warm-season landscape maintenance.  Its time to consider what to do with all of last season’s spent vegetation and plants parts.  How about… Read More

CREATIVE COLLABORATION BRINGS MULTIPLE IMPACTS TO CLIENTS

Tiare Silvasy, Virgilia Zabala, John Roberts UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812 Situation: Extension programs that utilize a systems approach by combining horticulture and physical well-being can multiply impacts per client. This is… Read More

MANAGING NUTRIENTS IN A WILD & SCENIC RIVER BASIN: PROVOKING BEHAVIOR CHANGE IN RESIDENTIAL FERTILIZER USERS

T. McIntyre, MS, CEP, University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, FL, USA and Dr. T. Fullerton University of Florida IFAS extension Seminole county, Sanford, FL, USA Situation: Seminole County (SC) is home to the Wekiva Springs… Read More

RAISING EXTENSION AWARENESS VIA MEET AND GREET OPEN HOUSE

J.E. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, Florida, K. Taylor, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, N. Samuel, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, M. Smith, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, L. Sanderson,… Read More

FLORIDA MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS’ EXPLORATION OF FOOD SYSTEMS IN SOUTHERN ITALY PRODUCES STATEWIDE IMPACT

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL W. Wilber, UF/IFAS Extension, Center for Land Use Efficiency, Gainesville, FL Situation: An important aspect of supporting Florida’s agricultural industry is creating awareness and appreciation of food systems… Read More