Hydrilla, love it or hate it…you must respect it.
At the most basic level, all plants use sunlight to turn nutrients and carbon dioxide into growth. The simple fact is this: some plants grow faster because they are just better at doing ... READ MORE
What happened to the old Extension Office Annex on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach where I used to go to have my lawn and garden questions answered?
Here is the answer as well as info on where to find us now.
The main office for ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our urban landscapes, we must understand how we interact and connect with ... READ MORE
PRESCRIBED FIRE AWARENESS WEEK COMING UP
Prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. Prescribed fire is safely applied by a team of fire experts under specified weather conditions ... READ MORE
Water hyacinth is a free-floating plant that produces a showy and very attractive blue/purple flower. As they bunch together and bloom, it provides a picturesque setting for any water garden. At least, that was the thought when these plants ... READ MORE
Do you have a Cuban tree frog invasion in your yard? You can help UF/IFAS study these frogs and learn how they responded to Florida's recent long freeze. If you spot one, especially if you are in north Florida or the Panhandle, please contact ... READ MORE
FLORIDA TREE FARM PROGRAM PREPARES FOR 2023 ASSESSMENT
The Florida Tree Farm Program is preparing for our 2023 program assessment. The Program has been assessed three times since 2010 with no significant issues. The purpose of the assessment ... READ MORE
Recap of January First Friday with Florida First Detector
In January, we talked all about stink bugs and other hemipteran insects. We focused on invasive insects in the subfamily Heteroptera. The subfamily Heteroptera includes not just ... READ MORE
Common Name: Egyptian Goose
Status: Non-native species
Scientific Name: Alopochen aegyptiaca
Occurrence: Year-round resident throughout Florida
Identification: Egyptian Geese have dark, chestnut feathers on their back and a ... READ MORE
We hope you have a very festive, peaceful, and safe Holiday season. Be sure to slow down for a little while and enjoy some quiet time out in nature. This will be the last update of 2022. We look forward to continuing our ... READ MORE