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Landscape University CEU Day! In Person, In Lake Co.–5/15/24


April 11, 2024

Let's hang out and talk about plants at our upcoming Landscape University CEU Day! Join your esteemed Extension Agent hosts from UF/IFAS Extension Lake, Orange, and Seminole Counties for a fun morning of learning together in person, in Lake ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bmoffis, Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Horticulturist, Hwooten, IPM, Lake, Landscape, Landscape Management, Landscape Professional, Lawn, Mpinkerton, Orange, Ornamental Horticulture, Pest Management, Pests, Seminole

Gardening Successfully in Florida’s Summer Heat

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April 11, 2024

Welcome to the Sunshine State! If you've recently made Florida your home or if you're diving into gardening in this unique climate for the first time, you're in for an adventure. Florida's summers are famous for their intense heat, humidity, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Calories, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Fertilizer, Fertilizers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fresh Fruit And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Soil, Soil Amendment, Soil Test, Summer, Turf, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables, Water
Florida First Detector First Fridays

April 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


April 8, 2024

Recap of April 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In April, we took a closer look at the pest group thrips (Order: Thysanoptera). While there are over 7,000 species of thrips around the world, only a handful of them are pests on ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Ornamental Plants, Pest Alert, SeminoleCountyAg, Thrips

Spice Up Your Life: A Beginners Guide to Growing Oregano

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April 2, 2024

Are you a fan of fresh aromatic herbs in your dishes? If so, growing herbs right at home might just become your new favorite hobby. In this blog we break down how to cultivate Oregano, which is native to the Mediterranean. In this guide we explore ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Herb Gardening Series, Herbs, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office

It’s Lubber Grasshopper Season!

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April 1, 2024

Eastern lubber grasshoppers are very interesting because in the early part of their lifecycle when they are nymphs, their colors are black with a red or yellow stripe, whereas adults are yellow with patterns of red and black. They can do significant ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Grasshopper, Hillsborough, Insect, Landscape, Pest, Tampa

Trees, Streets, and Sidewalks


March 26, 2024

From a society standpoint, we are encouraged to think about the greenhouse gas removing qualities of trees, specifically, their ability to take up a lot of carbon dioxide. Running quick numbers, 1 cubic foot of concrete results in about 150 ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Arbor, Arboriculture, Buckled Sidewalks, Cflandscapes, Cma, Community Design, Community Managers, Conservation, Enews, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Heat Island, HOA, Hoas, Homeowners Associations, Horticulture, Hwooten, ISA, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Mature Trees, Ocextension, Planners, Shade, Sidewalk Repair, Sidewalks, Tree, Tree Conflicts, Tree Issues, Tree Planning, Tree Removal, Tree Replacement, Trees, Urban Canopy, Urban Forest, Urban Forestry, Urban Forests

Unlocking the secrets of mites: Agricultural acarology workshop aims to increase expertise in this emerging science

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March 25, 2024

Mites are arachnids that are found in almost every environment with more than 55,000 described species worldwide. Some mites are classified as pests, while others are beneficial. Those who study mites are known as acarologists. Fewer ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Acarology, Alexandra Revynthi, Arachnids, Biological Control Practitioners, Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Mites, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS TREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
Live Oaks draped in Spanish moss and resurrection fern. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

Spring Pest of the Week- Spring Cankerworm

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March 22, 2024

Indian River County, Florida, recently had an “Inchworm” infestation. In one 4-day period, UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County had 10 residents contact the county Cooperative Extension office concerned about the same problem.  That problem ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Banding Strips, Forest Pests, Green Caterpillars, Green Worms, Homemade Insect Traps, Live Oak Defoliation, Oak Tree Pests, Spring Cankerworm, Wingless Moth

4/3/24 Fundamentals of Palms: Principles, Problems, and Potential–In Person in Orange Co.


March 22, 2024

BEWARE! AFTER THIS CLASS, YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT PALMS THE SAME AGAIN! Palms are popular plants that represent a slice of Florida paradise! There is a science to growing pretty palms that will thrive in Florida, from wild places to managed ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Lawn And Ornamental, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Cpo, Education, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gardening Class, Hkalaman, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Architect, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Lawn And Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Nutrient Deficiencies, Orlando Events, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Pa, Palm, Palm Diagnostics, Palm Fertilizer, Palm Problems, Palms, PCO, Planning, Plant Diseases, Plant Pests, Pruning, Right-of-Way, Row, Streetscape, Sustainable Landscaping

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