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Florida Land Steward Update, June 23, 2023

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June 23, 2023

RURAL AND FAMILY LAND PROTECTION PROGRAM OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT Apply by July 27 The Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced an application cycle for landowners to apply to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation Easements, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season, Natural Resources, Online Course, Prescribed Fires, Scholarships And Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Timber, Tree Farm, Wild Turkey, Wildlife

Mary Ellen: A Florida Master Naturalist Program Success Story

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June 22, 2023

Introducing Mary Ellen A native of Louisiana, Mary Ellen grew up in Ponchatoula, a small town near New Orleans. She went on to study Wildlife Management and Forestry before moving to work for a statewide conservation organization in New Hampshire ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Course, Ecology, Environmental Education, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Master Naturalist, Pgm_EcoNR, Wildlife
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Study: Where bison roam could spread microbes

June 21, 2023

A new study from University of Florida and Kansas State University researchers found that bison carry plant-associated fungi in their saliva, with the potential to spread fungi across the prairie. The study raises questions about ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Bison, Department Of Plant Pathology, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Fungi, Karen Garrett, Microbes, Microbiome, Pathogen, Plant Pathology

CEU Day 2023–Landscape University!

June 20, 2023

We would love to C.E.U. in person at CEU Day! You know you need CEUs, so come hang out with experienced Extension Agents to talk plants, palms, and pests in a comfortable and engaging environment. Plus, virtually, we cannot hear the laughter ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 482, 487, Best Practice, BMP, BMPs, Brooke Moffis, Calculation, Calibration, Central District, Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Class, Classes, Continuing Education, Cool Class, CORE, Florida, GIBMP, Grass, Hangry Plants, Hannah Wooten, Horticulture, Hwooten, In Person, Lake County, Landscape, Lawn And Ornamental, LCLM, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, LLO, Moffis, Morgan Pinkerton, Orange County, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Palm, Palms, PCO, Pest Control Operator, Pinkerton, Plants Are Cool, Private Ag, Private Applicator, Seminole County, Tree Crop, Trees Are Cool
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Energy Upgrade Installations: Helping Diamond Oaks to shine

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June 20, 2023

As the summer heat returns, residents of another Sarasota Housing Authority property will receive some relief from high utility bills, thanks to a team of dedicated specialists and volunteers. Sarasota County Sustainability staff and a team ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Money Matters
Tags: Conservation, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Upgrade, Feature, Featured, Pgm_Sustain, Saving, Sustain, Sustainability, Utility, Water, WaysToSave

Tips for Edible Landscaping

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June 20, 2023

View the recording of our Edible Landscaping webinar on YouTube here. The concept of edible landscaping primarily applies to growing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees in a way where it fits in with your home landscape. With proper plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Edible Landscaping, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Herb, Hillsborough County, Master Gardener, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

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