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2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County


January 23, 2019

Florida's climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October. The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year. The oldest official rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: El Niño, F.A.W.N, Lafayette County, Rainfall, Weather

Will Hexazinone Work for Brunswickgrass Management?


January 23, 2019

by Brent Sellers, Professor and Associate Center Director, Pasture and Rangeland Weed Management UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Brunswickgrass or brown-seed paspalum is a warm-season perennial grass that is native ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Brent Sellers, Brunswickgrass, Forage, Hexazinone, Pasture Management, Pasture Weed Management
Close-up of red and green caladium foliage.

Highlands County Master Gardener class starting January 26th


January 16, 2019

Sharpen your gardening skills! Highlands County Master Gardener Class is getting ready to start. Every year, the last Saturday in January, the class begins. The classes are every Wednesday after opening day until the last Wednesday in March. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Citrus, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Plant Problems, Turfgrass
An assortment of Florida grown agriculture commodities, including tomatoes, potatoes, and citrus. Photo taken 05-09-16.

Agriculture tours make for a great day to see the Real Florida


January 14, 2019

Florida Agriculture When you think of Florida, you may think of citrus. In Highlands County we live among the many orange groves. We are the 3-4th largest citrus producing county in the state, depending on the year. We are also an agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Ag Tour, Agriculture, Citrus, Conservation, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Horticulture, Livestock, Tours, Turfgrass

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