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Privet – Wild Weeds


November 1, 2020

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Privet Ligustrum sinense and Ligustrum lucidum Two types of privet are found as invasive species in Florida, Chinese Privet (L. sinense) and Glossy Privet (L. lucidum). Both privets are a category 1 invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL., Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds
leaves aan berries

Reducing your Seed and Suet Addiction-Plants to Support Wildlife


October 29, 2020

When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even meal worms. It can be relaxing and satisfying to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard Wildlife, Birds, Black Eyed Susan, Goldenrod, Holly, Little Blue Stem, Native Plants, Simpson's Stopper, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Study: Microbes escape wildland fires on smoke particle ‘life rafts’


October 28, 2020

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida. For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness areas, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Brent Christner, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

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