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Science teachers learn to spread the word about invasive plants


May 31, 2016

When Kenny Coogan, a seventh-grade science teacher at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School, took an airboat ride on Lake Tohopekaliga and saw the devastation caused by invasive plants, he knew he had to bring this information back to his classroom. “After ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environment Hot Topic, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Plant Camp, UF/IFAS CAIP

Fresh spring leaves: A delectable treat


March 31, 2016

Throughout early spring, leaf buds on deciduous trees open up into fresh, green leaves. Our recently bare and bland landscapes are green again. We aren't the only ones who are excited about this, though. Leaf-eating insects are too. Early spring ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Agdale, Entomology, FAQ, Insect Ecology, Plant-insect Interactions, UF-IFAS

Crash Course in Taxonomy, or, What Those Odd Latin Terms for Bugs Mean


February 5, 2016

Perhaps you've noticed that our Bug Week writings often contain Latin terms for bugs. For example, if we mention the common bed bug we’ll probably reference its scientific name, Cimex lectularius. Or when we talk about grasshoppers we might ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, BugWeek, Genus, Species, Taxonomic Classification, Taxonomy

Year-End Giving


December 22, 2015

Season's greetings from UF/IFAS Development! We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to what 2016 has in store. From our outstanding students to our ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Donate, Give Back, Giving, Holidays, Tax, Tax Credit, UF, UF-IFAS, Year End

Living With Deer


November 9, 2015

Fall is deer rutting (breeding) season in Florida, which means you may see white-tailed deer grazing around your neighborhood. Get to know these creatures and ways to prevent any possible conflict between you and them. More... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife
Tags: Deer, Deer In Florida, Environment Hot Topic, Florida Deer, Forests, Living With Deer, Pest And Disease, White-tailed Deer, Wildlife

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