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Carrotwood – Wild Weeds


April 1, 2020

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Carrotwood Cupaniopsis anacardioides Carrotwood is an evergreen tree that can reach heights above 30 feet. This unique tree has a dark outer bark but an orange inner bark, hence its common name of Carrot-wood. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL., Native Plants, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Wild Weeds

The Garden Awaits: April Gardening in Alachua County


April 1, 2020

April is Almost Here Bees are buzzing, flowers blooming, and many plants are awaking from their winter-time slumber. Although many of us are cooped-up and getting a little stir-crazy, the garden awaits. Gardening is one of our most powerful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fruits, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Landscape, Landscape Management, Management, Plant Selection, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables
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Pesticide CEU’s Available Online


March 27, 2020

Recently, all UF/IFAS Extension person-to-person meetings have been rescheduled for a later date. Due to health concerns, there will be no in-person Pesticide Training nor Pesticide Applicator Exams until further notice. If your license is ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: CEUs, Online Learning, Pest Control, Quarantine

What is that Fuzzy Caterpillar Falling from My Oak Tree?


March 25, 2020

Tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia spp.) Why the oak trees? Over the last couple of weeks, if you have oak trees, you have probably seen tussock moth caterpillars (Orgyia spp.). They crawl all over anything underneath the trees. Oak ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Caterpillar, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insects, Jschelb, Master Gardener Volunteer, Oak Tree, Polkgardening, Tussock Moth Caterpillar

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