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Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing


August 17, 2020

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, DDIS, Diagnostics, Digital Diagnotics, Distance Diagnostic And Identification System, Insects, Pest ID, Photography, Photos, Plant Pathogens

Grilled Red Grouper with Sweet Mango Salsa: Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE!


August 5, 2020

Seafood at Your Fingertips Live is going tropical! Summer is in full swing and mangos are ripe for the picking! Try your hand at preparing this nutritious, sweet, savory and refreshing seafood dish! The proportion of the ingredients in this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Livestock, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Collier, Cook Your Catch, Eat Seafood America, Fish, Fish Fillet, Fishing, FL Sea Grant, Florida Sea Grant, Grilled Fish, Grouper, Grouper Recipes, Mango, Mango Salsa, More Fish Please, Red Grouper, Salsa, Sea Grant, Seafood, Seafood At Your Fingertips, Seafood Restaurant, SFAYFT, Sweet Mango
Lots of red tomatoes

Time to Plant those Fall Vegetables!


August 3, 2020

Some like it hot! If you grow your own vegetables in Florida you already know that our hot summer nights combined with high humidity is not an ideal situation for growing vegetables. Also, insects seem to thrive in the heat and are likely to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Vegetable
Amanda Law, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

Take a Break from Virtual Learning and Take Your Children Outside


July 28, 2020

Wonders of your Backyard There are so many wonders of nature in our own backyards or at a local park. They key is to slow down and look really closely. There are frogs, lizards, dragonflies, birds and unusual plants to be explored. Don't worry ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: #beneficialinsects, #kidsinnature, #mastergardenervolunteers, #nativeplants, #northfloridagardening, #pestsinnorthflorida, #zebralongwing, Explore, Gardening, Mushrooms, Pollinators, Snails, Wildlifegardening

Gardening with Ginger and Turmeric


July 28, 2020

Here in South Florida there are many species of spices we can grow in our gardens. Ginger, Zingiber officinale, and Turmeric, Curcuma longa, are just two popular spices that can grow well in our Florida gardens. Both are beneficial in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Buying Ginger, Cleaning Ginger, Cooking With Ginger, Crops For Shade, Ginger, Golden Milk, Harvesting Ginger, Storing Ginger, Turmeric
Seminole pumpkins

Summer Vegetable Gardening


July 24, 2020

As if we needed another reason to call Florida 'Special', what with our state hanging out into the water and located south of the rest of the nation. Here in Central Florida, we even seem to do our gardening backwards. We can grow edibles ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basil, Calabaza, Cover Cropping, Crop Rotation, Heat Tolerant Vegetables, Mexican Tarragon, Okra, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Solarization, Southern Peas, Summer Gardening, Sweet Potatoes
Sunflowers as cover crop, UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Cover Cropping in Summer


July 24, 2020

In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the landscape anyway. Often, the area is left without ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Buckwheat, Calendula, Celosia, Cover Crops, Crop Families, Crop Rotation, Marigolds, Nitrogen Fixers, Ornamental Cover Crops, Summer Cover Crop, Sunflowers, Vegetable Garden, Weed Suppression, Zinnias

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