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Category: Home Landscapes

Papaya consumer popularity prompts UF/IFAS trial for commercial expansion

Highlights: Papaya is an attractive fruit-bearing addition to homeowner landscapes, a key ingredient in savory dishes, and a delicious dessert fruit when picked ripe. South Florida’s climate provides a suitable year-round environment for commercial growers, who currently favor… Read More

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies of resources, such… Read More

Growing Florida Vegetables

Florida vegetables Maybe you are new to Florida and love to vegetable garden? Where you used to live, vegetable grew all summer and thrived, but you now live in Florida. Don’t fret, Florida is a giant producer of… Read More

Research Update: Following Pollen Substitute Patties in a Honey Bee Colony

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on pollen substitutes. Below is a summary of the research as well as a link to the full publication. Purpose: The… Read More

It’s getting hot out there…protect yourself!

photo credit  Jay Janner | American-Statesman Report shows 215 people died in Florida from heat-related causes in the last 10 years. Of the 215 people who died from heat-related reasons, the highest number of fatalities occurred in June, followed by… Read More

2021 UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Plant Sale

The UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardeners host their annual plant sale Saturday August 7, 2021 from 7:30 am to noon outside at the Extension Office 2463 SR-16 West in Green Cove Springs (next to the Fairgrounds).  Free… Read More

What’s in Bloom? …South American Yellow Poinciana

Not that poinciana… and not that one either… Throughout late Spring to mid-summer certain streets of the I-4 corridor are inhabited by hulking yellow figures that peer over buildings and walls throughout the urbanized landscape. Despite their enormity… Read More

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure of… Read More

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!

Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills.  They also supply the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees… Read More