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2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County


January 23, 2019

Florida's climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October. The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year. The oldest official rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: El Niño, F.A.W.N, Lafayette County, Rainfall, Weather

FNGLA DONATION TO TREC


January 23, 2019

On Thursday, January 18, 2019, Ms. Peggy Machin, current treasurer of the local chapter of the Miami-Dade FNGLA, presented a check in the amount of $5,000 to Dr. Edward “Gilly” Evans, Director of the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Dr. Evans, Endowment, FNGLA, Research, Tropical Research And Education Center
Close-up of red and green caladium foliage.

Highlands County Master Gardener class starting January 26th


January 16, 2019

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class begins. The classes are every Wednesday after opening day until the last Wednesday in March. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Citrus, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Plant Problems, Turfgrass
Sprinklers watering grass, misting due to high pressure

Less water, better landscape


December 11, 2018

Excessive or inefficient watering of a landscape can be just as harmful as giving too little water. The best Florida-Friendly Landscapes only put water where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Check out these simple tricks to help save water, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Rain Barrels, Rainfall, Shade, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Soil Moisture Sensor, SWAT, Turf, Water, Water Conservation

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant


December 5, 2018

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia. Most people might not know the story of the poinsettia and how ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Plants, Florida Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Poinsettias

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green


November 13, 2018

By Beverly James APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Class, Extension, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, News, Scouting, UF-IFAS

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