Many people know that bees are the “essential workers” that keep plants in our yards, gardens, and farms healthy, beautiful, and productive. But what about bees in the wild? A new Ask IFAS publication ("Bees and Fire: How does Fire in Longleaf ... READ MORE
Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Bob Hochmuth, UF/IFAS NFREC-SV. Luke Harlow, UF/IFAS Union County. Kelly Aue, UF/IFAS NFREC-SV.
Petiole Sap testing is an educational tool and service provided to vegetable growers in the Suwannee Valley ... READ MORE
Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association).
The term "hardness" is applied to the soap neutralizing ... READ MORE
July 5-Aug 26: 9 am – 4 pm
The IFAS Extension Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, June 29 through Monday, July 4 for inventory and the Independence Day holiday. Orders received after noon 6/28 will process and start shipping ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife.
Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE
SIGN UP FOR SOUTHERN PINE BEETLE ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM
Last week - Sign up by Friday July 1, 2022
The Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program is offered to eligible non-industrial private forest landowners ... READ MORE
Got the gardening bug?
Craving a walk in the park?
Even in the extreme heat of summer some of us just need to get outdoors every day. Nature and nurture calls to us.
Gardening and visiting the Fruit & Spice Park over the 3-day weekend ... READ MORE
By Rebekah Heppner, Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer
I was very excited when my starry rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) came back after looking dead all winter. Then it bloomed. Or at least it tried to. Where the flower should ... READ MORE
Boy, oh boy is it hot this week. Temperature predictions for today in the deep South look like the grades of a high achiever trying to earn extra credit for everything. I’ve been seeing highs of 104, 103, and 101--and many of these are ... READ MORE
Plastic pollution has been a known problem for decades, but more recently researchers have been focusing on this idea of microplastics, that is, plastic particles about 5mm in size or smaller. Where do microplastics come from? What are the threats? ... READ MORE