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Forest Landowner Academy Now Open for Enrollment

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February 2, 2023

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Online Learning Catalog has a brand new category, Forest Resources and Management. This will be the portal on which to access the online educational content developed by UF extension faculty and staff ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forest Resources And Conservation, Forestry, Natural Resources, Online Course, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife

2023 GI-BMP in Orange County


January 30, 2023

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. That means ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, GIBMP, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

Hangry Plants!


January 30, 2023

Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Carbon Dioxide, Cflandscapes, Cultural, Cultural Issues, Deficiencies, Deficiency, Diagnostics, Fertility, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida Friend, Florida Friendly, Florida Man, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Hungry, Hungry Plant, Hwooten, Light, Npk, Nutrition, Photosynthesis, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Plants, Reading Plants, Recommendations, Soil, Soil Test, Water

Working with Water Connects Us All-the Water Ambassador Program.


January 28, 2023

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

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Gardening, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, IFASwater, Sources Of Water, Urban Environments, Urban Horticulture, Urban Tree Canopy, Water Conservation, Water Management, Water Quality

Florida Land Steward Update, January 20, 2023

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January 20, 2023

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

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Ecosystem Services, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Prescribed Fires, Tree Farm, Trees, Wildlife

Water Hyacinth: A Past Memory or a Current Problem? (Redux)


January 18, 2023

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life

Cortez Kind: Celebrating Over 100 Years of Commercial Fishing


January 17, 2023

41st Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival: The Cortez Kind are Getting Ready to Party with a Purpose! Every February for the past four decades, people have gathered in one of Florida’s last true fishing villages to celebrate the cultural ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Commercial Fishing, Cortez, Fishing, Florida Sea Grant, Manatee County, Manatee County Extension, Sarasota Bay, Sarasota County, Seafood, Working Waterfronts

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