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Category: Natural Resources

Time to Plan and Purchase Cool-Season Forage Seed

August is typically the hottest month of the year in Florida so it may seem crazy to be planning for the cool-season.  But now is definitely the time to finalize your winter grazing plan. Maintaining a successful operation… Read More

What to Plant Now – Cool Season Veggies

It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden. In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather… Read More

UF/IFAS a Trusted Source of Information

By Ashley McLeod, AshleynMcleod@ufl.edu, 352-273-0793 GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida’s county commissioners look to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) for reliable agricultural-related information, according to a recent study. In May 2018, the UF/IFAS… Read More

Beeswax Food Wrapper “Make & Take” with Film Screening

In celebration of Microplastics Awareness Month (September), UF/IFAS Extension Polk County’s Natural Resources program is excited to announce a new event with DIY Beeswax Food Wrappers! Join us for a film screening of “Smog of the Sea” and… Read More

Barn Bugs

By: Les Harrison Destructive Barn Bugs By August’s languid days, farmers and farm workers in north Florida have done battle with an almost endless array of destructive barn bugs in fields and pastures. Thrips, aphids, mites, nematodes and… Read More