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CEU Day–Landscape University in person in Orange County–10/11/22


August 10, 2022

How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Benficials, Best Management Practices, Best Practices, BMP, BMPs, CEU, Ceu Day, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Climate Landscaping, Commercial Landscape, Commercial Landscaping, Diagnostics, Ecosystem, FFL, Florida Friendly, Green, Green Industry, Heat Mitigation, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Professional, Landscape Sustainability, Landscape University, Nursery, Orange, Orange County, Orange County Extension, Orlando, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide License, Plant, Plants, Professional Development, Shade, Shade Plant, Slimate, Special Interest, Sustainability, Urban Commercial Landscapes, Urban Landscapes, Water, Wildlife

Florida Land Steward Update, August 4, 2022


August 4, 2022

NEW ONLINE PRESCRIBED FIRE TRAINING COURSE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE UF/IFAS EXTENSION CANVAS CATALOG This course is designed to provide individuals with knowledge and resources to better accomplish their land management goals and to cultivate fire-educated ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Forest, Forest Carbon, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Tree Farm

Lakes From Space: Using Technologies to Enhance Aquatic Plant Management Precision and Accuracy


August 3, 2022

Aquatic plant management (APM) is a critical stewardship practice for sustaining healthy freshwater systems. This field of natural resource management is a highly technical and heavily scrutinized discipline. Biologists and natural resource ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water

Carolina Redroot – Wild Weeds


August 1, 2022

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Carolina Redroot Lachnanthes caroliana Carolina redroot is a perennial herbaceous wildflower that occurs naturally in wet flatwoods, marshes, bogs, dome swamps, savannas, and coastal swales. Blooms of this ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds

Florida Land Steward Update, July 22, 2022


July 21, 2022

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION PROGRAM Apply  by August 12 The Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program, a state-funded ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife
Tags: Assistance, Family Forest, Forest, Forest Carbon, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Wildlife

Agricultural ‘quarantine’ explained, with two Florida counties under such orders


July 11, 2022

Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19. An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural Quarantine, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Quarantine, Whitney Elmore
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Time to Apply for 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course


July 7, 2022

The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training course. We are looking for people who will provide volunteer time at the Extension Office in Crestview ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, Training Course, Volunteer Recruitment
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Giant African Land Snails: What You Need to Know


July 6, 2022

By now you have heard about the discovery of Giant African Lands Snails in Pasco County, which is a nonnative, invasive mollusk. The area is currently under a quarantine which prohibits the movement of plant materials in or out of the New ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Giant African Land Snails, Invasive, Nonnative, Nonnative Species, Pests, Shannon Carnevale, Snails

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